Setting up Git On Windows
Why are we talking about Git?
Primarily software developers and UI designers. However Git can be used for all types of files and not just source code. If you are working on any project where changes are made to text or binary files and you want to add version control the you should be interested.
CcHub and the Lagos GTUG will play host to DrupalCamp this year on Saturday – 26th of November ( 3pm to 7pm )
Drupal is a free and open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License.
DrupalCamp Lagos is a Drupal community event, bringing developers, themers, administrators and business people together for a day of professional development and fostering the Drupal community. The goal of DrupalCamp Lagos is to bring together the fun, smart, and open Drupal minds in the community.
Register on the Event site: http://2011.drupalcamplagos.
There’s also a Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/
There will be a session by Aniedi Udo-Obong on Drupal/Google modules for AdSense, AdWords, Analytics, Maps etc. with a real-life scenario on how he helped put this all together for the Daily Times of Nigeria.
Daily Times Nigeria will be represented & are looking to hire a few savvy young guns.
Also in preparation for the upcoming Lagos GTUG hackathon (more details on this big event soon!) , there will also be a session on GIT – a Source Code Management tool used by software developers around the world for supporting collaborative software development, tracking and managing code changes and versioning of any project you build. You really should not miss this.
CcHub – 294, Herbert Macaulay Road, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos.
Looking forward to see you there!
Nigerian ICT Advocate, Gbenga Sesan will be holding a live Google Plus hangout session with finalists of this year’s Android Developer Challenge. This year’s
challenge winners include Nigeria’s Afrinolly App, Kenya’s Olaleshe and Kenya’s Shoppers’ Delight App. The Google Plus Hangout will be held on Thursday,
November 17th at 12 Noon (Lagos Time)
The live session will provide an opportunity for African web developers, entrepreneurs and Internet marketers to hear from the winners about their experience
building their winning applications, what their experience has been like since winning the contest and their plans for the future.
Interested web developers, entrepreneurs and start-up owners wishing to contribute to the session should please post their questions via the session’s Google Moderator page here before Thursday.
A link to the Hangout will be provided just before the event begins. Please follow the GTUG on our Google+ page or on Twitter to remain posted on this and other events.
If you can, you can join us at CcHUB – 294 Herbert Macaulay Road, Sabo-Yaba, Lagos.
Remember it’s at 12 Noon, Thursday, November 17th (Lagos Time)
Please spread the word.
Yesterday, Google announced a partnership with Startup Weekend – a global organization committed to promoting real entrepreneurship in local communities.
Organizers of local Startup Weekend and Google Technology User Groups (GTUGs) will be working together to run pre-Startup Weekend “Google Bootcamps.” These bootcamps are designed to help attendees develop their technical skills so they can jump head-first into their Startup Weekend project.
If you missed the last Startup Weekend event (September), you can read more about that event here: http://lagos.startupweekend.org/
We had such a good time on Saturday that it’s been decided this should happen more often.
The event took place at CcHub and kicked off a little late – at 11:25am with Googlers – Luizella Mazza, Richard Ngamita and our very own Emeka Afigbo all joining us via Hangout.
We also had a couple of other people like Chinedu and Abayomi Ayoola join us over the net as well. And we went through a session led by the Googlers which talked about the current features and limitations, new additions and future roadmap of the Google+ api.
Two photos from the event:
Next in line was the “Android App in 15 minutes”. Well it took a little longer than 15minutes (about 25) as we debated the actual implementation of certain parts of the application. The app is named – My501Quotes – it displays a new famous quote, wise saying, facts e.t.c. every time the app is launched or the user clicks on refresh. Furthermore, the user is also able to share any of those quotes with friends via Facebook, Twitter, Email and SMS. The sourcecode code is attached to this post.The GTUG-Hackathon:
To help inspire active developer participation, it was unanimously decided on Saturday that we should have a hackathon before the end of the year. While many of us have participated in different events like WaterHackathon, Tech-in-Governance, Startup Weekend, Garage48 e.t.c., this will (as far as I know) be the first one being driven by a clearly defined and growing community of developers – the GTUG. More information of what the focus areas are, when the event will take place, modalities, e.t.c. will be available soon.
We then moved to talk about the current initiatives, competitions and drives by companies – namely MTN, Nokia and Samsung (arranged in alphabetical order). They each have different plans but one goal in mind – growing and tapping into local content app developers.
MTN is currently running a monthly competition the best apps in each month are rewarded with Samsung Galaxy devices ( 1st and 2nd positions) and they have plans to launch their own app store by January, with some of these apps in the forefront.
Samsung has also indicated interest in helping developers push their apps and are particularly interested in local content apps and apps directed towards corporate organisations.
Nokia is constantly also running competitions – the Nokia Create for Millions (and the Regional one for West Africa) which has been running for some time and a few members have already submitted their applications for it.
All in all, they believe that growing the local developer base is a sure way to tap into the the rapidly emerging market for mobile applications in Nigeria.
Lastly, we had Bosun Tijani, Co-founder of CcHub talk about CcHub as a pre-incubation space to help connect, incubate and accelerate tech ideas. They have also made the hub available for future GTUG events.
If you participated in the event via hangout or were physically present during the event, please fill the short questionnaire sent to your mail help improve future events.
Next GTUG Event:
Another GTUG event is being planned for the 26th of this month. More details shortly.Hope to see you at that next event!
Source code for My501Quote [Click on Download Original for Entire Source Code]