Kigali DevFest 2021

@Norrsken House, Kigali

Jan 22, 2022, 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Key Themes

Career DevelopmentDesignDevFestFirebaseFlutterGoogle AssistantMachine LearningWebWomen Techmakers

About this event


DevFest 2021, the biggest global event for developers, focuses on community-led learning on Google technologies. Hosted by Google Developer Groups (GDG) all across the globe, DevFest events are uniquely curated by their local GDG organizers to fit the needs and interests of the local community.

The mission

This year, DevFest 2021 inspires local developers to learn and connect as a community by exploring how to use Google technology to accelerate economic impact. In light of COVID-19, the global economy has shrunk and millions of jobs have been lost. Developers are the backbone of technology, and they play a pivotal role in the recovery of the global economy. In fact, expanding the impact of developers has never been more important!

Luckily, DevFest is the perfect opportunity for Google Developer Groups to show up for developers and their communities during such a challenging time. At DevFest 2021, GDGs and attendees will have the opportunity to explore how to use technology for good where it’s needed most.

Accelerating local economic recovery looks different across the globe, and GDGs hosting DevFest events are encouraged to consider the challenges their specific regions may be facing. For example, GDGs may choose to focus their DevFest events on building solutions that help local businesses grow, or they may prioritize upskilling their community by sharing technical content to help developers become industry-ready. Whether it be through technical talks delivered in local languages or by simply meeting fellow local developers, DevFest 2021 will leave attendees feeling empowered to drive positive change in their communities.

What to expect

One of DevFest’s greatest strengths remains the passionate speakers who participate in DevFest events all across the globe. These speakers, often developers themselves, come from various backgrounds, perspectives, and skill levels to create a rich and rewarding experience for attendees. DevFest sessions are hosted in local languages in many different parts of the world.

This DevFest season, attendees will receive career support and mentorship opportunities from senior developers, including speakers from Google, Google Developer Group leaders, Google Developer Experts, and Women Techmakers.

Hands-on demos, workshops, and codelabs will cover a wide variety of technologies, including Android, Google Cloud Platform, Machine Learning with TensorFlow,, Firebase, Google Assistant, and Flutter. Through these events, developers will learn how Google technologies help them build solutions that make a difference.


  • Ally Nengo

    MVend Limited

    Software Developer


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  • Josue Mutabazi

    GDG Kigali


  • Jean Salvi D

    GDG Co-organizer - Crew

  • Marie Magnificat Uwikuzo

    Women Tech Makers

    WTM Ambassador

  • NENGO Ally

    AllyBase Group ltd


  • Pacifique Linda IKIREZI

    WTM Ambassador

  • Iradukunda Cynthia

    WTM Ambassador & GDG Co-organiser

  • Innocent Ingabire

    Co Organizer

  • Esther Carrelle


    Software developer & GDG Co-organizer

  • Julius Wisdom Aries Kanneh


    Ex Lead & GDG Co-organizer

  • delphine nyaboke

    Carnegie Mellon University Africa

    WTM Ambassador

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