The Firebase Team at GDG Johannesburg

GDG Johannesburg
Wed, Oct 2, 2019, 6:00 PM (SAST)

About this event

In the month of October, GDG Johannesburg will be hosting 2 members of the Firebase Team. They will be talking about all thing Cloud Functions and User Research with Firebase, so come with lots of questions. This is one not to be missed. 🤖It's going to be awesome!

17:45 - 18:00 - Food and drinks are served, get comfy and prepare yourself to learn some new things!

18:00 - 18:15 - Welcome to GDG!

18:15 - 18:40 - Manage Payments in Your Serverless App with Firebase - Aziz Yusupov


Aziz is a Firebase software engineer who works on Remote Config and A/B Testing. In the past year, he has led the efforts to release and open source new Android SDKs for both teams. Before working on Android, Aziz was part of the team that launched A/B Testing. In his free time, Aziz enjoys rock climbing, scuba diving, and watching basketball.

18:40 - 18:45 - Small Breather

18:45 - 19:30 - How to focus on the user: Research & the app development lifecycle - Osa Omokaro


Dr. Osa Omokaro is a User Experience Researcher at Google. Osa leads developer research across Asia, Africa, North America, and Europe to inform product strategy and innovation on Firebase. She received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; her innovative Goose Spotter app demonstrated the power of using participatory sensing mobile computing to act as early warning systems to mitigate oil spills and track their impact. Osa's work is published in top research journals and conferences such as Ubicomp, Ubicomm and PerCom.

19:30 - 19:45 - Giveaways and Thanks!

JoziHub, 44 Stanley.

Lots of great content and smart developers! (Oh and some awesome prizes to be won!)

Yourself, and maybe a friend if you are shy to chat to people (don't be shy!)

JoziHub is a co-working spot located in 44 Stanley. You can find more about their venue here:

Please remember, we have a code of conduct at our meetup. Everyone is welcome and if you feel uncomfortable please let any of the organisers know.


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