First Ever Google Developers Group (GDG) Festival- DevFest Kicks off in Addis

Google Developers Group (GDG), held the first ever Developers' Festival, dubbed DevFest-Addis, on January 6, 2018 in Addis Ababa at the U.S. Embassy American Center.

Developers' Festivals (DevFests) are large, community-run developer events that take place around the globe focused on community building and learning about Google#39;s technologies. The event covered multiple product areas such as Android, Firebase, Google Cloud Platform, Design Sprint, Machine Learning, Mobile Web, and Artificial intelligence.

Speaking at the opening of DevFest-Addis, Embassy Spokesperson Nick Barnett said, Technology can be a powerful tool for giving people a voice and the means to improve their societies through innovation.The U.S. Embassy is proud to be a partner for this event and hopes that participants will find resources here at our American Center that allow them to continue to pursue their interests.rdquo;

The U.S. Embassy American Center at the National Archive and Library Agency is equipped with state-of-the-art resources and serves as an innovation center for budding entrepreneurs, students and young professionals and offers public access to multi-media resources, programs, and technology. The Center was named after African-American Col. John C. Robinson, who was a pioneer flight engineer and the father of Ethiopian modern aviation.

Google Developers Group (GDG) Festival is sponsored by Google and aims at creating a space for software developers, IT enthusiasts to get new ideas, learn from industry experts, engage with peers, use Google Technologies, and other developer tools.

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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