First ever Google technology conference to hold in Uyo

Google Developer Groups in South-South and South-East Nigeria, supported by Google, in collaboration with the Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Science & Technology and Start Innovation Hub, Uyo is to host a Google Technology Conference in Southern and Eastern Nigeria, called the GDG DevFestUyo2015.

Addressing journalists, the lead organizer and CEO of Start Innovation Hub, Hanson Johnson said the conference which is scheduled to hold on the 20th of November at the conference hall of Ibom e-library, Uyo by 8am will witness several speakers from across the world and will feature Tech Startup Launch, Local App Demo, web design among others.

He also added that the conference is organized in line with the industrialization program of Governor Udom Emmanel, noting that it will also offer opportunities to first timers to be trained on web design as well as provide job opportunities for the youths.

Also speaking, the chairman, event planning committee, Emem Uwem said the event, will help improve businesses and lives in the state.

Our correspondent, Oto-Obong Billy reports that the conference will host 200 participants who will register online, feature 12 sessions, 12 speakers, business Clinic, as well as Gaming and Simulation Stations and Application Testing booths.

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