Event: Publishing and Earning Money from Paid Apps | UI/UX | UI Challenge Briefing

Did you know that it is now possible to publish your paid apps on the Google Play Store (with in-app billing too) and get your earnings in your account in Nigeria? Interested in learning about clear strategies for mobile app monetization in Nigeria?
Do you have design skills you'd like to put to test and show off your creativity? There's a briefing on a UI Challenge series we're starting that day too.
Are you interested in learning from other developers about creating a great User Experience on Mobile apps?
Hopefully, you answered 'Yes' to at least one of these questions.
We're putting together an event on Monday September 29 at the Co-Creation Hub to tackle these.
This event is free but registration (via a super short form) is required because seats are limited.
You can register for this event and find out more by going to http://lagos.gdg.ng/events/mg1/
If you have questions regarding any of the sessions, you can submit them and vote on other questions by clicking here
See you there!

Register for the Digital Marketing Program

You are invited to register for the upcoming 3-Day Digital Business Management program training course being offered by the Lagos Business School (LBS) in collaboration with Google.  The session will hold on October 14, 15 and 16th, 2014.

Please see below for more details about the Digital Business Management program.

To register, click here or go to http://goo.gl/hE8QM1.

Registration deadline is September 24, 2014.

The October session is fully subsidized – attendance is free for those selected to participate (criteria included below).



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REGISTER NOW for the 3-day Digital Business Management program

Dates:  October 14th, 15th and 16th, 2014

Venue: Will be communicated with selected attendees

Time:    9am – 5.30pm daily

What is the Digital Business Management program?

The Digital Business Management program (DBM) is a program developed to bring small and medium businesses (SMBs) online in a lasting way.  The program will leverage Google’s third party model to grow the digital agency ecosystem in Africa to support businesses in their online journey.

The program is designed for graduates of tertiary institutions. Upon completion of the training program, participants will receive a certificate of completion and  they will have gained skills to be effective in a digital management role. Additionally they will gain the necessary skills needed to setup and run a digital agency of their own focused on offering Google products to small businesses.

Participants meeting set criteria will be provided with ongoing support post completion.

The DBM program will:

  • enable you build a successful business using a proven model

  • help develop a new breed of managers for the digital age to help local businesses realise their growth potential

  • provide an opportunity for Africans to tap into a large and growing online market

  • bring more businesses online

Topics covered:

  • The role of the Internet in business

  • How to develop the right digital presence

  • Optimising your customer’s digital footprint

  • Steps to setup and run a digital business

  • Training on Google products – Youtube, Google Apps, Google My Business, Adwords etc

Training:

The 22 hour training program (over 3 days) will be led by topical experts to provide a robust set of tools that will prepare a digital business manager to start his/her own agency, join an existing agency, or a large organisation in a digital management role.

Selection criteria:

To qualify for the program, applicants must:

  • have obtained a diploma from an accredited tertiary institution

  • successfully complete a program entry test

  • be at least 18 years of age

  • submit a CV showing business experience

  • be familiar with the following

  • word processing and spreadsheet applications

  • presentation tools

  • internet technology

  • social media tools

What are the benefits of the Digital Business Management program?

Successful participants of the DBM program will acquire the following skills:

  • Ability to build and manage a digital business independently or with staff

  • Ability to assess SMBs’ digital needs and proffer appropriate solutions

  • Google business products expertise

  • Ability to effectively pitch online products to SMBs

Resources required by candidates:

Due to the practical nature of the program, candidates will be required to have an internet enabled laptop, which they will bring to all classes.

Certificate:

DBM program certificates will be issued to successful program participants. To receive the certificate, participants must:

  • attend the training in full and complete all course requirements

  • achieve minimum grade or higher in all tests and evaluations

  • satisfactorily complete an assigned final project, including presentations

  • complete all program payment (if applicable)

Participant benefits:

Individuals that obtain the DBM program certificate will become eligible for ongoing support of their digital business by Google. Support provided may include:

  • Funding

  • Devices

  • Internet access

  • Marketing support

  • Business advisory and mentorship

  • Ongoing education and access to free training material

Attend the User Experience MasterClass

Interested in attending our User Experience Masterclass? http://goo.gl/J2p3dQ
This October, designers from the Google User Experience team will be visiting Sub-Saharan Africa to conduct 2-day, hands-on user experience masterclass in Cape Town, Nairobi and Lagos.
Attendees will learn the process of taking an idea from concept to launch, including sketching, user testing, prototyping, and the importance of making continuous improvements to keep your users engaged and satisfied.

This masterclass is suitable for anyone with a passion for creating outstanding user experiences, regardless of whether you are a software developer, product manager, web designer or user experience designer. If you will be in any of the above cities early in October then you should consider applying for one of the limited seats at the Google User Experience Masterclass using the following links for LagosCape Town and Nairobi

Interested? Check out the full blogpost http://goo.gl/J2p3dQ
Applications close on September 22nd 2014.