The first Nairobi Developer Week will take place in the Kenyan capital on April 25-May 1, hosting a number of events aimed at putting the focus on new development technologies and advancing the quality of tech products originating from East Africa.
Registration is now open for the week’s events, which has as its goal the fostering of quality development in East Africa that is ready to scale around the world.
“It takes a diverse team to start a company and then scale. Media reports often focus on the CEO or founder.” the organisers said.
“We who code know that countless hours go into building even the most simple of applications that power today’s companies.”
Among the events will be the arrival of the Twitter #HelloWorld Tour in Kenya, with Twitter bringing a team of developers to Nairobi on April 28 for a cross cultural exchange in social media and culture. Keynote speakers include Twitter developer advocacy lead Bear Douglas and head of partnerships Bindiya Shah.
The week will also feature a number of developer workshops, training attendees on what it takes to become a world-class developer, as well as the AngelHack Nairobi Hackathon. AngelHack is the world’s largest global hacker community, and will be attending the Nairobi Developer Week to run its first ever event in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hackers compete for sponsor cash, prizes and a chance to travel to Silicon Valley for theAngelHack HACKcelerator programme.
An investment panel will also take place, powered by DraperDarkFlow and led by its managing partner Toro Orero.
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