DevFests are local tech conferences hosted by Google Developer Groups (GDGs) around the world. They feature talks, hands-on demos, workshops, and codelabs on the latest Google tech. In 2022, there were 550+ DevFests, helping 320k+ developers.
Each DevFest event is crafted by its local organizers to fit the needs and interests of its local developer community. Whether it be through hands-on learning experiences, technical talks delivered in local languages by experts, or by simply meeting fellow local developers, DevFest attendees learn how to build together and innovate on Google's developer tools.
Bridge Connect Africa Initiative
Developer Communities Regional Lead
GDG Cloud Kano
I am a full-stack Android Developer. I have been working on Android for the past 5 years with great experience in life project and mentoring opportunities. I manage responsibilities efficiently and effectively, Leadership skills, Good team player and Ability to work perfectly with less supervision. Am currently the Organizer for GDG Minna. I love mentoring and teaching people on how to code and my hobbies are reading, running and travelling.
Sodiq Akinjobi is an accomplished Program Manager with over 5 years of experience in global marketing, community building, developer relations and social media platforms. With a background in mechanical engineering from Yaba College of Technology, where he graduated in 2014, Sodiq further pursued his education at the University of Lagos, graduating as a systems engineer in 2020. Currently, he is pursuing an MBA in Quantic, further enhancing his business acumen.
Throughout his career, Sodiq has showcased a proven track record of success in various areas. He excels in streamlining documentation flow, implementing effective community strategies, and planning and organizing events and hackathons. Additionally, he possesses strong leadership skills, having led product teams, coordinated testing and technical documentation, and conducted valuable market research.
Sodiq currently holds a position on the Communities Team at Google Access Africa, where he contributes to power developer growth through community engagement, education, and resource allocation across Africa. In addition to his work at Google, Sodiq is the CEO of Dira Labs, a company specializing in building websites and apps for clients. His expertise and dedication have helped bring to life some of the most prominent developer conferences across the African continent.
Sodiq is not only an accomplished professional but also a seasoned speaker at various tech events. His passion for sharing knowledge and inspiring others in the tech industry has made him a sought-after speaker, contributing to the growth and advancement of the community. With his wealth of knowledge and skills, Sodiq continues to make a significant impact in the field of program management, community building, and technology.