Join the Google Assistant Challenge!

 

GDG Lagos – Google Assistant Challenge 2017

 

As promised during the google IO Extended 2017 by the GDG Lagos, we are presenting to you the Actions on Google challenge by the GDG Lagos where you stand a chance of winning a Google Home and also a chance at grabbing one of the prizes for the global Actions on Google challenge [ https://developers.google.com/actions/challenge/ ]

 

Information

This challenge is simple.
Register for the challenge in this short form [ https://goo.gl/forms/9oFdSpObIrt3gYYZ2 ]. Registration is required for participation and remains open till 4th of July. (Late registration extends till the 10th of July)
Create an app for the Google Assistant using Actions on Google [ https://developers.google.com/actions/ ] and Api.ai [ https://api.ai/ ]
Submit your app on or before 27th of July.
Your app will be evaluated and scored based on creativity, relevance, quality, and usage by our judges.
Winners will be selected  and announced in August.

 

Submission process
  • Submitting your app involves creating the app with instructions on how to use the app, the command set and brief introduction of the app.
  • You will then be required to invite the judges by granting privileges to your console simulator for the app where the app will be tested and properly evaluated by the judges. The simulator has a ‘share’ button that you can use to invite others to your amazing app. The judges, will be invited by the participant to the app where they will be able to test the app – it’s interactivity and correctness.
  • Only apps that have gone through the submission process on or before the 27th of July will be reviewed.

 

We will accept one app entry per user.
If selected as a winner of the local challenge, you will be guided on submission for the global challenge where if your app wins, you stand a chance to win even more amazing prizes.

Google I/O ’17 – It’s Happening!

Google I/O is an annual developer festival featuring hands-on learning, technical talks, and Googlers on-hand to share their insights on Google products, platforms, APIs, services and anything Google.

Thousands of developers expected to be in attendance when it starts on Wednesday May 17 (ends on May 19) and it is being held at the outdoor Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View California.

IO Splash

All the major sessions will be streamed live and you do not have to miss out on those. We will share the link to the livestream page once it kicks off on Wednesday. Follow us on Twitter to get notified on this.

The schedule for the sessions is already out. And split up into various categories and areas of interest.

IO Sessions

You can mark the ones you are interested in – optionally, the app will notify you once that session is starting. The schedule will be updated regularly until the event.
You can also download the app for Android or iOS.

And what’s more, Nigeria is not left out on the series of I/O Extended events happening across the world. The GDG Lagos crew will announce the I/O extended event too soon!

#io17 on Twitter

Register for the Launchpad Build Sub-Saharan Africa

Launchpad Build is an event series aimed at raising awareness, amongst intermediate and expert developers with an existing Web or Android application, on how they can leverage the power of Firebase to improve their productivity. With Firebase, developers are able to quickly develop high-quality applications, grow your user base and earn more money.

Come engage in talks and hands-on codelabs covering Firebase 2.0 with a focus on Analytics, Cloud Messaging, Crash Reporting, Test Lab, Pirate Metrics, Serverless with Firebase, Tensor Flow and much more. Through the Launchpad Build event, developers will get skills and resources necessary to start using Firebase in their applications.

This is a technical event, with multiple sessions on Firebase, facilitated by Googlers and Google Developer Experts from around the world.


(Lagos – 22nd Sep | Nairobi – 26th Sep | Cape Town – 29th Sep)

(This is a limited capacity event and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by September 16, with all the necessary details.)

Progressive Web Apps – GDGLagos Edition

Progressive Web Apps are experiences that combine the best of the web and the best of apps. They load quickly, even on flaky networks, can re-engage with users by sending web push notifications, have an icon on the home screen and load as top-level, full screen experiences.
Please join us this Saturday the 20th to learn about the future of the web with Progressive Web Apps, why they are important and how to build and deploy them effectively. Do you have questions around how you can make your web app progressive? Come with them.
Meet with Andreas Bovens (Opera for Android Product Manager & Dev Relations lead at Opera Software) and Top Google Developer Experts Ire Aderinokun, Kenneth Christiansen, Juarez Filho, Eugene Mutai & Femi Taiwo as they take us through the day.
Sign up here:
Time: 1pm, Saturday August 20.
Venue: Co-Creation Hub
 
P.S.: 
This (second) event taking place at CCHub is open to everyone, and is similar to the first invite-only event which takes place on August 18 at VCP Hotel. 

Progressive Web Apps Roadshow

Progressive Web Apps are experiences that combine the best of the web and the best of apps. They load quickly, even on flaky networks, can re-engage with users by sending web push notifications, have an icon on the home screen and load as top-level, full screen experiences.

Please join us to learn about the future of the web with Progressive Web Apps, why they are important and how to build and deploy them effectively.

The event will take place in 3 locations in Sub-Saharan Africa:

Nairobi, Kenya: Monday, 15 August 2016

Lagos, Nigeria: Thursday, 18 August 2016

Johannesburg, South Africa: Monday, 22 August 2016

Registration is free, by invitation only, and shortlisted attendees will be contacted in early August.

Event: GCPNext – Coming Up This Thursday

Kindly join us this coming Thursday as we go over highlights from the GCPNext event, the basics of Machine Learning, explore the latest in cloud technology and showcase different solutions that have been built using tools and platforms recently released.

Tools we will review include Cloud VisionCloud Machine Learning API and Tensorflow.
Attendance is free but there are limited seats. Registration is required.






Visit http://goo.gl/forms/9u6IiHQ8DG now to register for this event
Date: Thursday May 12
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: CCHub (6th Floor), Sabo Yaba.

Announcing the 2016 Android Experiments I/O Challenge!

Curled from Android Developers Blog

Last summer we launched Android Experiments: a showcase of creative Android projects, and an open invitation for all developers to submit their own experiments to the gallery. So far we’ve seen some amazing work from the developer community – from live wallpaper, to watch faces, to interesting hacks of the IOIO board – and we want to see more.

Today we announce the Android Experiments I/O Challenge: a chance for your experiment (and you) to go to I/O 2016!

From now through April 13, you can enter by submitting your experiments to the gallery. The top three winners of the contest will receive a trip to this year’s Google I/O, and the five runner-ups will get the new Nexus 6P.

So what makes a good Android Experiment? It’s a project that utilizes the unique capabilities of the Android platform in an innovative way. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Creative uses of Android’s new or distinctive features
  • Projects that explore how we interact with our devices, in small and big ways
  • Unique visual aesthetics
  • Open source projects that inspire other developers
  • Surprise us – we want to see the amazing things you’re cooking up

All projects on Android Experiments are open source. If you’re not sure where to start take a look on the site gallery, dig in and get inspired.

We can’t wait to see how you’re combining code and creativity! Enter on androidexperiments.com/challenge today.

Google Science Fair 2016 is Here

#howcanwe make the world better with science?
Google Science Fair is the largest online science fair in the world, offering students the opportunity to pursue their interests in science and technology and win an award, scholarship and trip from Google. 

Students around the world have tackled some of today's greatest challenges in medicine, agriculture etc in the past and its now time for the 6th edition of Google Science Fair, calling on students from ages 13 to 18 to submit brilliant ideas for this year's event.
There will be a regional winner from MEA (Africa + Middle East) and it will be good idea to have the winner from Nigeria. All that is needed to participate is curiosity and an internet connection. The regional winner will be given $1,000 scholarship and mentorship to further develop his/her project.
Kindly share this information on your network,  social media channels and encourage participation from schools. Interested schools can fill this form.
Submission of entries have since started, and closes on 17th May, 2016.