Lagos GTUG Google I/O Extended Event!!

If you can’t attend the Google IO Event ( June 27 – 29 San Francisco, USA) in person, we (Lagos GTUG) are organising a GTUG Google I/O Extended that offers a way to still connect with other talented developers and watch the keynote and other sessions live! Part viewing party and part community building, Google I/O Extended is a free event focused on livestreaming parts of Google I/O. It will also involve local demos and coding sessions aimed at strengthening the local developer community and refreshment as well ! This year, we are planning to hold it in conjunction with Co Creation Hub Nigeria and it will definitely be worth you while! To indicate interest, please use the brief form in the link below. This will greatly help us in planning for a successful event!

Tentative Details / Agenda

Given the acute time difference, venue limitation and also the need to ensure that the IO Extended event is devoid of tedium, we have tentative plans only for Thursday June 28 (5:30pm – 7:30pm) and our agenda will include live streaming of the sessions listed below and preparations for the Google IO Develop for good Hackathon. We can coordinate our development efforts towards both the Good Develop for good Hackathon and the Upcoming Google apps Contest.

Thursday June 28 5pm – 6pm
Building Mobile App Engine Backends for Android, iOS and the Web (Live from San Francisco)

Mobile application development is growing at explosive rates and the best of those applications have a backend server. Find out how you can use App Engine’s new feature to build powerful APIs to support mobile applications running on Android, iOS, and mobile browsers.

Thursday June 28 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Building Web Applications that use Google APIs and the JavaScript Client for Google APIs (Live from San Francisco)

In this session, you will learn how to use the features of the Google API client for JavaScript to build rich web applications. Some of the features we will demonstrate include authentication and CORS.
Google Develop for Good Hackathon. The develop for good hackathon is modelled across 3 challenges (Citizen Engagement for Politics and Elections, Conflict reporting for blackout situations in repressive regimes, Google green), and all IO Extended participants are welcom to submit entries any platform or tools to address the challenge. (You are encouraged to use the Google API’s 🙂 ). These themes cut across stuff many of us here at GTUG are already doing so we could wrap it up and enter for the chance to win a ticket to Google IO 2013 amongst other things! More on the hackathon can be found here
We will be updating this space regularly over the next two days and would absolutely love to hear your feedback!
We sincerely think this would be a great opportunity to meet, relax, learn, be re-inspired and give our inner geek some healthy exercise 🙂 !

Please feel to contact anyone of us below ..

Abiodun Thorpe <abiodun.thorpe[at]>,
Constance Okoghenun <flowlikeconstance[at]>
Victor Dibia <chuvidi2003[at]>

Game On! Google Apps Developer Challenge

It’s time to show the world what you can do with Google Apps and the Google Drive API – through the Google Apps Developer Challenge 2012.
The competition was formally opened yesterday.

Developers in 6 regions across the world will win prizes that include Chromebooks and up to $20,000 USD with other special prizes for students and female developers!

All you have to do is build and submit an amazing application in one of these categories:

 – Enterprise / Small Business Solutions
 – Social / Personal Productivity / Games / Fun
 – Not-for-Profit: Education / Water / Food & Hunger / Health

A winner will be chosen for each category, in each region — 18 prizes in total.

Want to start hacking?

Join one of the Google Apps Developer Launch events across Africa, Asia and Latin America. The launch event in Lagos  will be in July. Updates will be posted soon!

The first round of submissions closes August 24, 2012.

So it’s GAME ON!

For resources and important links go to: