The Quick Guide to Watching Google I/O 2016


Every year since its first event in 2008, Google has organized “Google I/O” as a large software developer-focused conference in San Francisco, California. Google I/O features highly technical, in-depth sessions and demos focused on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web and mobile technologies such as Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Google Cloud Platform Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, Firebase and much more.

This year is no different. Google I/O 2016 is a three-day event running from May 18th to the 20th with tons of sessions on each of them, cutting across multiple platforms, products and innovations.

Many of the sessions [view schedule] will be streamed live and you can join in by going to

Use the filter button on the far right to drill-down to the kind of sessions you are interested in.

Here’s a link to see a list of sessions which will be streamed live.

There’s also a “+” button beside each session – if you want to be notified when the session starts. So you don’t have to stick around all through waiting. Awesome!

All other sessions are being recorded and will be made available in the coming weeks on the Google Developers Channel on YouTube.

You can also follow the hashtag #io16 on Twitter

In June, the GDGLagos will be hosting its I/O Extended Event to learn more, try out and experiment based on the content from this I/O event. We will be sure to let you know once everything is set for this event.

In the meantime, join the livestream!



#GCPNext Today: Getting Started with Machine Learning

If you have not already signed up for this event, you should because it just got more exciting!
We will be having a session by Farouq Oyebiyi,  engineer at Konga, focussed on Machine Learning and using it to predict customer behaviour, make forecasts and recommendations. He has years of experience to back this up and has built predictive models to help Insurance companies predict users who will buy a quoted policy, forecast sales and also predict stock returns. He joins us truly with a wealth of experience today.

Farouq will be taking us through the fundamentals during his session titled “Machine Learning: The Basics”.

Event kicks off at 5.30pm but the doors are open by 5pm.

Come in early. Pick up a thing or two, courtesy Google as you step in.

We are almost out of seats and the registration form will be closed as soon as that happens.

Visit now to register for this event
Date: Thursday May 12
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: CCHub (6th Floor), Sabo Yaba.

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 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 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.

Android Development for Beginners Live Hangout

Join us for this 90 minute live streamed event. During which time, our Android experts, Katherine Kuan and Lyla Fujiwara, will show you how to start developing in Android. They will also share tips and free tools that will help you begin your journey.

Katherine and Lyla will answer your questions about Android development and how you can get started without prior Android experience. To ask a question, just add it below as a comment and include the hashtag #StudyJamsLive .

Watching together with others is more fun! Create a viewing party for this Hangout in your community. It is simple, all you need is an Internet connection and a big screen. Questions from viewing parties will get priority.

If you are not in the Americas, you will be able to watch the video later. Just go to this Hangout 24+ hours after the live broadcast to watch the edited video.

Click on the link below for this.

BBC Collaborative Ideas Workshop

A team from BBC's connected studio will be holding Collaborative Ideas Workshop at the CcHub on Monday, January 18, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM(WAT)  to generate ideas for digital tools and products that better distribute News to African audiences, and increase the reach in ways that are relevant to these markets.
Successful teams will not only be paid to build pilots but will receive further resource and help to develop skills at an international level.
If this sounds interesting to you and you want to dive in, then see the details and registration links for the event here.  Also, please feel free to share this with friends who may be interested.

Do Android Dev? Google Wants To Work Closely With You

The Android studio team, led by Stephanie Saad is building  building a Customer Advisory Board that will work very closely with the team in order to build the best IDE in the world. 
We are looking for developers  (form small, medium and big companies, working on different verticals i.e utilities, games, education, travel, productivity etc.)who are building for Android and are willing to come to MountainView on January 15th to kickoff the program and work with the team throughout 2016. 
This includes not only getting early access to Android Studio releases but also a great opportunity to get your voice heard and suggest new features to Android Studio. 
We will invite select group of developers to meet in person with Android Studio engineers and product managers. All expenses (flight, hotel, etc.) paid of course!
If interested, and can come to Google HQ on January 14th-15th 2016, then please fill out this form and also help spread the word within your local developer communities.