Google West Africa has thrown its weight behind the Delta State open hackathon 2016 with a significant Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, model to power the Delta State Innovation Hub initiative. With this, Google will be deploying expert group of developers to deliver a world-class experience Developers event slated to hold on 19th of this month as a accelerator to the upcoming open innovation hackathon 2016 in Asaba. The planned innovation hackathon is expected to engage Nigerian youths on the challenges of sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations and the role of information technology in resolving the issues therein – from perspectives of the critical needs and solutions for African countries.
Communities: Google will power the communities within the South-South, which is seen as a fantastic platform for developers to grow by learning, sharing, and connecting with each other. Google Developer Groups (GDGs) are independent technical communities of developers who are interested in Google’s developer technology. We also extend support to broader technical communities via the “Together with Google Developers” program. We’d love to see GDG Asaba incubated and meeting regularly at DSIHUB. Women Techmakers: Another empowerment platform is the Google’s Women Techmakers (WTM) program provides visibility, community, and resources for women in technology. From 2014 to present, WTM is continually launching global scalable initiatives and piloting new programs to support and empower women in the industry. At Google, women are encouraged to engage in technology and to join WTM Membership to access curated resources to support their career.
Membership empowers women in their careers by providing access to curated resources and events, as well as information and tools from Google, our partners, and the global tech ecosystem. The WTM Directory showcases ladies who lead WTM Chapters which communities of women in technology affiliated to GDGs. WTM Chapters can’t exist without an active GDG in the same city or community.
Google Developers Experts: Promoting global best practice and sharing innovative experience Google will deploy Expert developers to DS-IHUB. Google Developer Experts is a global network of experienced developers of Google and Open technologies who distinguish themselves by mentoring developers, supporting local technical communities, frequently speaking at conferences as well as sharing their passion and experience by publishing videos, tutorials and writing code samples. Google Developers
Launchpad:Google Developers Launchpad is a startups support program designed to deliver in-person mentorship to startups as well as the technology, events, online resources and community necessary to launch and scale successful apps.