Get ready for the ultimate tech conference, GDG DevFest Kigali 2023, on October 7th, 2023.
Join the future shapers in Android, Web, IoT - Robotics, AI, and Cloud technologies for a day of sessions, workshops, and networking.
This community-driven event boasts 1000+ talented engineers, handpicked tech talks, and top industry experts creating an unforgettable experience.
Be part of the DevFest movement and mark this epic weekend on your calendar!
We can't wait to see you at the event !!
Co-Founder and CTO
Senior Software Engineer & Product Lead
GDG Cape Town
GDE, Arm Innovator
Data Scientist, WiD Lead, WTM Ambassador
Mobile App Developer, GDE Flutter/Dart
Senior Developer Advocate
Device Manager - Cloud Data & AI, Safaricom PLC
Senior Cyber Security Engineer | WTM Ambassador
IOS Indian Ocean Software Ltd
GDE Google Cloud
University of Yaoundé 1
Google Workspace Technical Lead
Femi TAIWO has over 20 years of experience building Technology Solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. He's the CTO at INITS, a Pan-African Tech Consulting Firm. that has developed and currently manages several mission critical solutions used every day by thousands of people.
He is a Google Developer Expert on Cloud, Certified Solutions Architect, Mentor, Co-organizer for GDG Lagos and DevFest (because he's passionate about the ecosystem); and a great guy to chat with about Engineering Practices, Scaling Infrastructure, User Engagement, or on Software Engineering generally.
He is on the TEDxLagos core team, contributing his quota in enabling thought leaders and reformers to share ideas that would spark deep discussions and birth new ideas that will change our region.
Jean is a Senior Software Engineer and Product Leader with 6 years of experience working for global-scale companies building full-stack solutions using various libraries.
P-J, who is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, is a Google Developer Expert for Firebase and a Principal Engineer at Paystack. When he is not writing code, he enjoys nature and capturing those moments.
As a Master's student in Mathematics, I have a passion for leveraging the power of data science to address complex societal problems. Specifically, I am particularly drawn to the application of Topological Data Analysis, which can be used to uncover hidden patterns and relationships within large data sets. Through my involvement as a Women Techmaker Ambassador, GDSC Alumni Lead, Microsoft Student Learn Ambassador Alumni Lead, and Girl Code Ambassador, I am committed to promoting the inclusion and empowerment of women in STEM fields. I believe that everyone, regardless of their background, should have the opportunity to explore and pursue a career in technology.
In addition to my ambassador roles, I serve as a co-organizer for GDG Cape Town, where I work to connect and support local developers. I am also a Community Lead for Africa's Talking, where I collaborate with other leaders to provide learning opportunities and events for the South African community. Through these roles, I am committed to sharing my knowledge and experiences with others, and to help others develop their own skills and expertise.
My interest in AI and ML was sparked by my experience as a Google Crowdsource Influencer, and I am always eager to deepen my understanding of these fields. I believe that knowledge is power and that staying abreast of the latest developments in technology is essential for making a positive impact in the world.
In addition to the interests mentioned above, I am also an avid Android enthusiast and aspiring Kotlin developer. I am a jetpack compose enthusiast and really enjoy Android development. As a beginner Kotlin developer, I am striving to improve by creating and building with others in Android Studio. Ultimately, my goal is to use my skills and passion to encourage and support others in pursuing their own interests in tech, and to help create a more inclusive and equitable future for all
Robert has worked with databases and developed enterprise software for over a decade. He currently works with all things data, from engineering to visualization and Machine Learning. He recently started working with embedded systems and TinyML and is eager to see the widespread adoption of embedded systems in Africa.
In the past, Robert worked as a software engineer building systems for finance, telecommunications, and utilities/energy vending.
Robert looks forward to a time when Africans will design and build their own embedded systems with Machine Learning capabilities.
He contributes to the developer ecosystem by speaking at events, hosting meetups and code labs, and tutorials. He also writes articles on Hackster.io, Medium, and his personal blog about data visualization, ML, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). He is a mentor at the Google for Startups Africa Accelerator programme, and is a co-organizer of the GDG Cloud developer community in Kaduna, Nigeria.
Robert is part of the following programmes:
- Google Developer Experts
- Arm Innovators
- Edge Impulse Experts
A highly motivated data scientist who is passionate about building tech communities and giving back to society through volunteering. She is currently leading the Women in Data community in Kenya, empowering women in the tech industry to excel and create a positive impact in their respective fields.
In addition to her community-building efforts, Philomena has taken on various leadership roles as an ambassador for Google Women Tech Makers, Zindi, and Women in Data Science, where she advocates for the growth and empowerment of underrepresented groups in the tech industry. She continues to inspire and motivate others to pursue their passions and create positive change in their communities.
Sylvia is a Google Developer Expert for Flutter/Dart. Her preferred professional role includes some IT management but also enough hands-on development work to keep her dev skills sharp. Her main interest lies in exploring new technologies in the space of mobile apps and web technologies. She is currently playing with Flutter, Firebase, and some ML for Android but might change focus as new technologies pop up.
Sylvia divides her time between South Africa and Germany. She is a Women Techmaker (WTM) Ambassador and the lead of the GDG Cape Town chapter. She is a frequent speaker at GDG events and aims to support the developer community through mentoring and events.
Engineering Manager / Machine Learning Engineer specializing in signal and image processing, specifically in the field of computer vision.
He started his Cloud ML journey as an Intel AI Innovator and later joined Liquid Telecom as an IoT Solutions Engineer. He is currently a Device Manager – Cloud & AIoT at Safaricom and an Arm AI Ambassador. When not building products, he loves to teach and share knowledge with others.
He believes ML education should be free and accessible to all. As of late, he has been working on sensor data analysis from IoT devices to help manage Device lifecycles and drive the right customer experience.
He also leads Machine Learning efforts in communities such as GDG Nairobi and Tiny ML Kenya.
Although living on a tropical island, Jochen Kirstätter is a business owner and entrepreneur in different industry sectors. Mainly operating in the development of tailor-made software solutions since more than 20 years, he is also venturing into the world of cloud computing. You can either meet him at the weekly Code & Coffee meetups of the Mauritius Software Craftsmanship Community or reach him on Twitter: @JKirstaetter.
Jochen is a Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Google Cloud and used to be Microsoft MVP for Developer Technologies for several years. He founded the now largest IT community in Mauritius, and organises the annual Developers Conference. Following his interest in cross-platform technologies he is also an organiser of the Google Developer Group (GDG) Mauritius.
Gbemisola Esho is a technologist, a data journalist, and a member of the Wanadata, a group of Pan-African Female journalists, data scientists, and technologists. She is a certified Multi-Cloud Engineer and a Professional Project Manager. A civic technologist, An ICFJ ILAB fellow of Religious Extremism, a fellow of the African Civic Engagement Academy a US Department of State Sponsored program, a GRidArendal Environmental Fellow A Goldman Sachs scholar and Fate Foundation Scholar, who has worked in various industries from education, hospitality, and fashion and is currently the Founder of Substack Connectobridge has a series of podcasts on human-trafficking. As a fact checker and journalist, she has written mostly on politics, security, and the environment. As a blogger, she blogs about global issues and technology, particularly AWS tools and products being an AWS Community Builder. On a typical day, she is on social media looking to fact-check disinformation, trying to curb the spread of fake news, sharing information, and seeking collaboration or writing data-driven stories. An advocate of digital transformation supports journalism with new media, tools, and technology. Gbemisola believes in the power of technology in problem-solving and behavioral change to attain peak performance.
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