WHAT WE DID THIS LAST YEAR
GDG Brazza 2015 Annual report
By Dodo NGOYI, Leader - GDG Brazza
2015 has been a very fruitful year for GDG BRAZZA, which held ongoing events every Saturday throughout the whole year. Thus, a total of more than 58 events and trainings have been held. These activities have gathered many participants, as well as a large representation of female participants coming from WTM BRAZZA., The activities focused on several themes. This document provides an overview of the activities and their impact on the active lives of Android and Web developers of Congo Brazzaville in 2015.#GDG
, WTM and Google Product
Description: The goal of this event is to present Africa’s GDG Women and Tech Maker movement as well as introducing Google tools.
Number of events : 1
Date and Location: Saturday 14 February 2015 at Yekolab, Monté Cristo building, downtown
Participants : 24
Hours : 10:00 am - 04:30 pm
Photos links : https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105510963781828713235/events/gallery/cj0ataepc0mmrkrnclmlq65oemo#HTML5
training + #Hackathons
Description: To enable GDG BRAZZA Community members to familiarize themselves with web design tools. Ten (10) training has been administered, with each consisting in taking the first steps in learning web design tools and web sites development using HTML5 and CSS3 .
Number of events: 10
Date and Location : Saturday 21 February 2015 at Yekolab, Monté Cristo building, downtown
Participants : 150
Hours : 10:00 am - 04:30 pm
Some photos links : https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105510963781828713235/events/gallery/c21tbpkf9k9jib99normvu77aj0?sort=1 https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105510963781828713235/events/cltfu7cen5utchijhd4mip4ggdg
International Women's Day (#WTM)
Description: The goal of this event was to inspire women to explore and discover technologies they are passionate about and make them in to real professional careers. Trainings have been offered on HTML5 and Android.
Number of events: 1
Date and location: Monday 28 March 2015 at Yekolab, Monté Cristo building, Downtown
Participants : 83
Hours: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm
Photos links: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105510963781828713235/events/gallery/cai52h4esfkedks924v96rpnab4#AndroidStudyJams
Description : GDG Brazza, in partnership with Yekolab has organized training sessions with Android Study Jams. These sessions went on for 6 months period, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 3:30 p.m. This training has enabled 16 Students to follow all the steps of Android software designs with Android Studio, via Object oriented programming (Java) to integrating APIs in Android Apps.
Date and location : 1 April 2015 at Yekolab, Monté Cristo building, Downtown
Participants : 16
Number of events : Many
Hours : 09:00 am - 03:30 pm (tous les jours ouvres)
Some links of photos : https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105510963781828713235/events/gallery/ckh9g5kitng02einbhh6lou35l0 https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105510963781828713235/events/gallery/c8pj10aiuetlt7bd6i9i6jegs64 https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105510963781828713235/events/gallery/cu7aj4fu7f30rcb51q0be7a6tm0 https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105510963781828713235/events/gallery/c9vg66nhf0sfiti5i5aonru4270 https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105510963781828713235/events/gallery/cn6dkl9dg1n7rcfpp4ktogoe854 https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105510963781828713235/events/gallery/c59a0v6a294itt3kb913662gvvg
Initiation to computers and Google products with Tech Women makers
Description: To enable women to integrate new technologies in their everyday lives, a series of computer training for beginners and initiation to Google products have been organized by the women community on products like Google+ , Gmail, Google Drive , Google Docs and etc...
Events number : 14
Date and location: Saturday 2 April - 23 May 2015 at Yekolab, Monté Cristo building, Downtown
Participants : 100
Hours: 10:00 am - 03:30 pm
Some photos links: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105510963781828713235/events/gallery/ctn7ukojv584mgmejpnn2kgk8oo https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105510963781828713235/events/gallery/ce2152nfl8fqe4i4o6sp4nmfhso
I/O Extended BRAZZA + #CodeLabs
Description: Google I/O is an annual software developer focused conference held by Google in SAN FRANCISCO. This event is highly technical in depth sessions focused on building web, enterprise application with Google and open web technologies such as Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Google APIS, APP Engine and others.....
Nombre of events : 2
Date and location: Saturday 30 May 2015 - Sunday 31 May 2015 at Yekolab, Monté Cristo Building, Downtown
Participants : 90
Hours: 10:00 am - 03:30 pm
Photos links : https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105510963781828713235/events/gallery/cga9a96vqdfnfrvkmc4tpqsoef4?_ga=1.242059074.1182584382.1442580146&authkey=CJW_1vK9o5-Ecw#HTML
training with GDG Brazza
Description: In addition with the Android Study Jams, GDG Brazza launched a series of training to allow other members who were not selected for the Android Study Jams training and the Yekolab official training program to follow a free access Android and HTML training during. This weekly program took place every Saturday for at least 3 Months in which 12 Events training sessions was organized by the GDG. These training based on the GDG Offline Pack aimed to provide tools and skills needed for Mobile and Web software developers.
Number of events: 11
Date and location: Saturday 7 June 2015 – 23 July 2015 at Yekolab, Monté Cristo building, Downtown
Participants : 100
Hours : 10:00 am - 03:30 pm
Some photos links :https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105510963781828713235/events/gallery/cl9sfm7us0mkfv8r9qppqvme60s?_ga=1.216886358.1182584382.1442580146#WTM
APPS Challenge 2015
Description : For 50 days, the WTMS organized training sessions in HTML 5 and a Challenge for women . More than 50 women met to train and create Web apps based on HTML 5 and CSS3 technologies.
Number of events : 30
Date et Lieu : 1 August 2015 - 20 September (every days) 2015 at Yekolab, Monté Cristo building, Downtown
Participants : 50
Hours : 15:00 - 19:30
Some of potos links : https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105510963781828713235/events/gallery/cbn3ehiqgq5j28nud1gs7oc2hfo?_ga=1.216886358.1182584382.1442580146&sort=1#DevFest
2015 GDG Brazza
Description: The DevFest Brazza organized in collaboration with the Jcertif Community is one of the biggest developer conference in central Africa.
The conference regularly attracts close to 1000+ Developers and engineers (the one that write some code), and managers/entrepreneurs, senior- and mid-level administrators, government employees, in addition to a significant number of corporate and other educational leaders.
There was two parts in the event :
DevFest for Developers (Sept. 22-25th) :
This part of the event was dedicated to the Google developers and
technopreneurs. The aim is to teach them how to use Google
Technologies to solve problems and create innovative apps to
compete in a competitive market.
• 4 full training day
• 80 Training sessions and programming courses
• 500 selected attendees for the DevFest only
• 5 Rooms
DevFest for Business and AAC award (Sept. 26th) :
The Google business day bring young Entrepreneurs,managers/technopreneurs, senior- and mid-level administrators, government employees, in addition to a significant number of corporate and other educational leaders in the same place and gives Google speakers the opportunity to reach and showcase Google products to a large and engaged audience of more than 1000 attendees. This
• 1 full conference day
• 10 Presentations, talk and and Demo on Java and it ecosystem
• 1000 - Attendees for the Conference only
• 3 big Rooms
Number of events : 1
Date and location : 22 to 26 September 2015 at Marien Ngouabi univertsity library
Participants : 550
Hours : 10:00 - 16:30
Some photos links : https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105510963781828713235/events/gallery/c49jo73do6gjheqfh8hdtajed3g?_ga=1.216886358.1182584382.1442580146https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105510963781828713235/events/gallery/c49jo73do6gjheqfh8hdtajed3g?_ga=1.216886358.1182584382.1442580146&sort=1
# Java_For Android and #Responsive
Description: After the great session # DevFest2015 who gathered more 550 participants. Up to the routine of every Saturday, with training session on #Java_for_Android
Design, both sessions were offered simultaneously and new members of #GDGBrazza
were among the participants.
Also as usual the in #Java_for_Android
training, were organized by the #WTM
Number of events : 9
Date and location: 01 October 2015 au 23 December 2015 at Yekolab, Monté Cristo building, Downtown
Hours : 10:00 - 14:30
Some of photos links : https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105510963781828713235/events/gallery/c5la445629u66l4fg0nt187j22c?_ga=1.216886358.1182584382.1442580146https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105510963781828713235/events/gallery/ca74qk42nsgiqn5h8qrcjseklic?_ga=1.216886358.1182584382.1442580146&sort=1https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105510963781828713235/events/gallery/c3k3jmgt0fj6otctvnkhnngfglg?_ga=1.216886358.1182584382.1442580146&sort=1https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105510963781828713235/events/gallery/css7c9pa2luva91jjo0focddnsg?_ga=1.216886358.1182584382.1442580146#Conclusion
2015 has been rich in sharing and training ; We achieved a record high of nearly 58 events organized throughout the whole year with an average of one event, every week on Saturday and a total of more than 600 participants. The events included #Training
aimed at helping GDG BRAZZA community members master Android and Web software’s design tools as well as Google product and services. Throughout the year, we had the pleasure of working with organizations such as WTM BRAZZA, JCERTIF and YEKOLAB on different events that drew a total of more than 1200 participants, generated more than 25 Android applications and web pages.