GDG DevFest Nairobi 2023

Shree Sthanakvasi Jain Sangh, Road, Nairobi, 000

#devfestNairobi Activate #AfricanIntelligence The pilgrimage is a time honored tradition - "The giants of Tech MUST assemble"!

Nov 4, 6:00 AM – 1:30 PM


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About this event


It is official, GDG DevFest Nairobi 2023 is taking place physically on weekend of November 4th.

GDG DevFest Nairobi (described by many as 'Google I/O of Africa'), brings together people who are shaping the future of Android, Web, IoT - Robotics, AI and Cloud technologies for days of sessions, workshops and networking.

GDG DevFest Nairobi is a 100% community organized conference with 1500+ amazing engineers (embarking on a nomadic journey from all corners of the continent/world), carefully selected tech talks, the best industry experts presenting on the exciting topics and a world-class conference experience.

Be a part of this unique community moment in 2023, and join us as we journey to the heart of Wakanda, happening over one epic weekend.

Together, let's unearth the hidden treasures of African talent and intelligence as we pave way for a brighter, more connected future. 

The pilgrimage is a time honored tradition - "The giants of Tech MUST assemble"!



Saturday, November 4, 2023
6:00 AM – 1:30 PM UTC


5:00 AMRegistration
5:30 AMWelcome : DevFest Nairobi - Ngesa & Allela
5:45 AMCommunity Keynote - Sigu Magwa, Team lead at Podii
6:00 AMAndoid Keynote : Harun Wangereka, Senior Software Engineer, GDE Android
6:15 AMWeb Keynote - Prosper Otemuyiwa, Co-founder, Eden Life
6:30 AMAI Keynote : Derrick Mwiti , Machine Learning Developer Advocate, GDE ML
6:45 AMCloud Keynote - Luis Cuellar, Customer Engineer Lead BAP & Matthew Feigal, Partner Engineering (Apigee) and Google Tulip Co-Founder
7:00 AMGoogle Keynote : Sebastian Trzcinski-Clément, Senior program manager, head of Developer/Startup Relations teams – Africa | Asia | Accelerator · Google
7:15 AMGoogle Diversity Keynote : Philip Bob Jusu, Africa Strategic Partnerships , Google
7:30 AMGLEAC Partner Session: Hailey Yoon, CTO-in-residence at GLEAC
7:45 AMPartner Session: Kushites ICP
8:00 AMCloud Technical Talk
8:00 AMAndroid Codelab
8:00 AMWeb Codelab
8:00 AMFirebase Codelab
8:00 AMAI/ML Codelab
8:00 AMFlutter Codelab
8:50 AMFlutter Lightning talk 1
8:50 AMGoogle Cloud Lightning talk 1
8:50 AMAndroid Lightning talk 1
8:50 AMWeb Lightning talk 1
8:50 AMFirebase Lightning talk 1
8:50 AMAI/ML Lightning talk 1
9:00 AMGoogle Cloud Technical talk
9:00 AMAndroid Technical talk
9:00 AMWeb Technical talk
9:00 AMFirebase Technical talk
9:00 AMAI/ML Technical talk
9:00 AMTechnical talk
9:40 AMLunch /Photo session
11:00 AMGoogle Cloud Lightning talk 2
11:00 AMAndroid Lightning talk 2
11:00 AMWeb Lightning talk 2
11:00 AMFirebase Lightning talk 2
11:00 AMAI/ML Lightning talk 2
11:00 AMFlutter Lightning talk 2
11:15 AMAndroid Workshop
11:15 AMGoogle Cloud Workshop
11:15 AMWeb Workshop
11:15 AMAI/ML Workshop
11:45 AMFirebase Workshop
11:45 AMFlutter Workshop
12:30 PMClosing Ceremony - Irene


  • Sebastian Trzcinski-Clément


    Senior program manager, head of Developer/Startup Relations teams – Africa | Asia |

  • Eunice Allela


    Community Manager

  • John Kimani


    Developer Ecosystem Program Manager

  • Philip Bob Jusu


    Strategic Partnerships Manager for Africa

  • Matthew Feigal


    Partner Engineering Manager

  • Hailey Yoon



  • Ndiga Njeru


    Snr. Technical Recruiter: Consumer & Compute

  • Luis Cuellar


    Customer Engineer Lead Iberia

  • Prosper Otemuyiwa



  • Maia Grotepass


    Staff Engineer: Android principal

  • Sigu Magwa

    Podii Consultants Ltd.

    Community lover, software writer, team builder

  • Derrick Mwiti

    GDE Machine Learning

    Layer AI, Data Scientist

  • Wayne Gakuo (GDE)


    Frontend Engineer

  • Jessica Randall

    GDG Cape Town


  • Wycliffe Maina

    Skyhook Adventure

    Full-stack Software Engineer

  • James Mwai


    GDE and CTO

  • Ngesa Marvin

    Founder, Nairobi AI | Arm AI Ambassador

  • Atieno Ouma


    Backend Developer

  • Marvin Hosea


    Founder and Managing Director

  • Paul Chesa


    Software Engineer

  • Harun Wangereka

    Apollo Agriculture

    Sofware Engineer - Android

  • Udokanma Georgewill



  • Brian Odhiambo

    Baobab Circle Ltd

    Android Engineer

  • Sammy Oina



  • Brian Tarno

    Safaricom PLC

    DevSecOps Engineer II

  • Mercylyne Tuwei

    Developer Advocate | WTM Ambassador

  • Joseph Mureithi


    Software Engineer

  • Peter Kirumba

    A Mechatronic engineer

  • Rodgers Ndocha

    DeepAfrica Limited, Machine Learning Engineer

    Cloud APIS with AI session

  • Victoria Mutai

    Assent Inc

    Software Developer

  • Antony Gakuru

    Uamuzi Foundation

    Tech lead

  • Cosmas Nyairo

    Safaricom PLC

    DevSecOps Engineer

  • Amos Nyaburi


  • Paul Ogolla


    Software Engineer