In 2023 we are visiting some of our partners. For each visit, we bring one or two of our usual tech talks to the party, but we also want to hear from our partners. Who are they, what moves them, which challenges are they facing, and how can we as GDG community contribute?
Specno makes the start by hosting us in February. If your company is interested in participating in an event later this year, please drop us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
0. Intro & Welcome
1. From Dev to Founder - Kalden Swart
Factors to consider to avoid failure transitioning from a developer to a founder
2. Concurrency in Dart - Ugo Mmirikwe
The talk aims to highlight what concurrency is in programming, in general, and in Dart, in particular. It will attempt to explain why it matters to understand concurrency. And it'll ultimately show how to implement it in your next Dart/Flutter project.
3. Flutter Festival Trip Report - Sylvia Dieckmann
I will give a brief informal summary of my impressions attending Flutter Festival, Google's flagship Flutter event in Nairobi in January.
4. Networking & Social
This event is sponsored by Specno ❤️
Polyglot Software Developer
Mobile App Developer
With over 2 decades of experience writing code and building information systems, I’ve been involved in full-stack web development starting with ASP.NET + Visual Basic .NET and PHP (Laravel) through to web front-end development (KnockoutJS, VueJS and ReactJS) through to Windows desktop development with WPF and C#, and then CLI development with Python, and now completely focused on mobile application development using native iOS and Android tool sets (and a tiny bit of Flutter 😏).
Sylvia is a seasoned software engineer with interests in mobile/web development, client/server architectures, and scalable systems. For the last few years, her focus has been on Flutter and Firebase, with some native Android work thrown in for good measure.
She has held many positions over the years, most recently as technical manager in the South African non-profit sector, but in 2020 she returned to her roots as a freelance app developer.
Sylvia is active in the Cape Town developer community and currently leads the GDG Cape Town chapter.