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In #2015 , #gdgNairobi  would like to make deeper impact to the tech community. Some of our plans include (detailed doc here: http://goo.gl/hzRLtR ):
1. Android Study Jam - This is the first of (hopefully) many more. With Udacity offering Android Basics introductions, the motivation if quite high amongst the students, as the challenge is global thus making it more interesting. #studyjamnairobi  is at week 6 of the #Udacity  course, with approximately 30 regular students. 10 have already started their final projects, which is quite encouraging, especially seeing beginners sharpen their skill.
2. Village Hack 2.0 - Plans are underway to take #villageHack  to another village in the country, with an aim of encouraging those techies hailing from that village, to come back and impact the society using their acquired tech skills.
3. Products jointly developed by members:- At least 3 not-for-profit products by end of the year (and launched). Members to give ideas
on apps we can build.
4. Google I/O Extended 2015:- Viewing party in the evening (live + playbacks) and Google+ hangout with the attendees.
5. Stand at Nairobi International Trade Fair.- Find best means of application for a stand, have a hackathon running alongside, working with the farmers in attendance, Showcase of application/Ideas/Websites already developed
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#gdg   #nairobi  in #2014 had a learning year and a turning point on various aspects as seen below (detailed doc here:: http://goo.gl/rUuoei ):
1. Google I/O Extended 2014 - our viewing party was able to follow in real time the events at I/O. This gave the community the opportunity to share, in real time, the new reveals during I/O. 
2. Google I/O 2014 Aftermath - We shared goodies received from San Fransisco to our members including material design materials, and the famous Google Cardboard that accentuates #virtualReality  
3. Helping revamp GDG Kenyatta University and learning the lessons around it.
4. Show and Tell sessions of accomplishments by our members, such as +geoaddress 
5. G|Days Kenya 2014 - this was quite successful with business people and techies having a common meeting ground on the day.
6. #womenTechMakers event (in collaboration with GSAs from University of Nairobi). I led an interactive session at the University of Nairobi, with an audience of 47 women, and 1 man. 
I gave the attendees a challenge, to share a sentence/paragraph/blog online on the theme tags: #create #connect #celebrate on social media, with an aim of women in tech and what they have been able to accomplish.

But the most memorable of them all had to be:

7. Village Hack 1.0 - #VillageHack  is an initiative by members of GDG Nairobi members and Beyonde Labs; a one day long hackathon, with the members coming from the city and campuses therein, but whose local rural village was Lugulu, graced by; local tech leaders and enthusiasts, local telcos representative, and government representatives of ICT in various sectors. 
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GDG Nairobi is now on Week 5 in the Udacity #devstudyjam  series... The enthusiasm and stamina is to reckon with! 
Many thanks to +GDG University of Nairobi and #GSA  team in University of Nairobi for the assistance in making this happen /cc +felix ongati , Vivian, +Anthony Nandaa 
#devstudyjam   #studyjamnairobi   #gdg   #udacity   #android  

The ultimate awaits, let's keep jamming team!

/cc +Sarah Tsui , +Ayodele Marcus , +Adriana Cerundolo +Chukwuemeka Afigbo 
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Welcome to our Valentine's Edition of yet another Android Study Jam, this is #Week2 or 7! #gdg #StudyJamNairobi #devStudyJam  
 
Google Developers Study Jams is a free series of global, community-run, in-person study groups. The first jam session is presented in partnership with Udacity and will follow their Android Fundamentals curriculum. This series will be led by certified Google Developer Group facilitators and will meet once weekly for 7 weeks.

This is an Advanced course intended for students with at least 3 years of programming experience in Java or another object-oriented programming language (for example: C++, Objective C or Python). Udacity's Intro to Java is a helpful background if you're looking to refresh your Java skills.

Venue: University of Nairobi, School of Computing and Informatics, PHD Lab
Time: 11 AM - 1 PM
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No brainer: Google’s giving you 2GB of free storage to secure your account

Today is Safer Internet Day, so Google is giving everyone 2 GB of extra Drive storage to do something that everyone should be doing anyway: secure their Google accounts.

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Session 1 of Android Fundamentals Study Jam at GDG Nairobi! 
50 attendees officially registered, 10 women :-)
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For further details on the upcoming sessions, visit http://www.gdgnairobi.info/ 
Thanks +Chukwuemeka Afigbo +Adriana Cerundolo +Ayodele Marcus for the gear in helping us pull this of!

#gdg   #devstudyjam   #wtm   #nairobistudyjam  
 
Google Developers Study Jams is a free series of global, community-run, in-person study groups. The first jam session is presented in partnership with Udacity and will follow their Android Fundamentals curriculum. This series will be led by certified Google Developer Group facilitators and will meet once weekly for 7 weeks.

This is an Advanced course intended for students with at least 3 years of programming experience in Java or another object-oriented programming language (for example: C++, Objective C or Python). Udacity's Intro to Java is a helpful background if you're looking to refresh your Java skills.

Venue: University of Nairobi, School of Computing and Informatics, PHD Lab
Time: 11 AM - 1 PM
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Google Developers Study Jams is a free series of global, community-run, in-person study groups. The first jam session is presented in partnership with Udacity and will follow their Android Fundamentals curriculum. This series will be led by certified Google Developer Group facilitators and will meet once weekly for 7 weeks.

This is an Advanced course intended for students with at least 3 years of programming experience in Java or another object-oriented programming language (for example: C++, Objective C or Python). Udacity's Intro to Java is a helpful background if you're looking to refresh your Java skills.

Venue: University of Nairobi, School of Computing and Informatics, PHD Lab
Time: 11 AM - 1 PM
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Google SSA Developer Relations Team + GDG Ke + GSA Ke = Amazing!
This past Thursday we were host to a great team of passionate tech-community mentors and among-st this great meetup were Googlers from the Developer Relations Team representing Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It was an epic 2+ hours spent engaging in conversation...
This past Thursday we were host to a great team of passionate tech-community mentors and among-st this great meetup were Googlers from the Developer Relations Team representing Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It was an epic 2+ hour...
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2nd #devstudyjam  held by +GDG Nairobi in collaboration with +GDG University of Nairobi this past weekend. It was a Valentine's edition and the turnup was awesome! 33 students in attendance, check out the pics below! Thanks you +Adriana Cerundolo +Sarah Tsui +Chukwuemeka Afigbo  #Ayodele   for making this possible!

Let's keep #jamming  ! #studyjamnairobi   #devstudyjam   #gdg  
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Google I/O 2015 dates are officially out! 
 
Excited to announce that our official dates for Google I/O in San Francisco are May 28 & 29, 2015. Whether you’re able to join us in person, online via I/O Live or at an I/O Extended event in your local community, we’re looking forwarding to connecting with the global +Google Developers community to share what we’re working on next. 

More details to come over the coming weeks; be sure to check https://events.google.com/io2015/ for the latest.
Google I/O 2015 brings together developers for an immersive, two-day experience focused on exploring the next generation of technology, mobile and beyond. Join us online or in person May 28-29, 2015.
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Google Developer Group (GDG) Nairobi is a group of technology enthusiasts generally interested in using and learning Google technologies.

We hold regular meetings at the iHub and have an active online community here on Google+ and on our mailing list

GDG Nairobi is a public group and we're happy to welcome new members.

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