JCertif 2014 Call for Papers Now Open : https://meet-your-dream.
- Mike Levin (keynote speaker),
- Alexis Mouchine (GlassFish Team now a Googler)
- Arun Gupta (Oracle GlassFish Team),
- Michael Heinrichs (Oracle JavaFX Team),
- Chris Bailey (IBM and JavaOne
I was invited by Google at Googleplex in Mountain View (thanks Van) to meet with managers from Developer Relations Team to discuss about JCertif and possible synergies between JUG-AFRICA and Google G-AFRICA. http://bonbhel.blogspot.com/2011/03/jug-afrca-at-googleplex-in-mountain.html
...and I came back to my quiet Quebec City (Canada)I worked with Google to manage single and sync events (JUG/GTUG) for the Google's Android Developer Challenge Sub-Saharan
I gave a talk at Java 7 Launch event in Dakar, Senegal (thanks Lamine)
..then I flew to Brazzaville in Congo (my homeland) to give a talk on Java 7
…one day later, I landed in Kinshasa (Dem. Rep of Congo). A really great place.
I went back to Brazzaville in Congo to host JCertif 2011 the biggest Java/Android Community Conference in Central Africa. This was far from a “classic” event! It was a mix of technical session, life experience and a bit of an adventure.
…then I gave 4 free days Java/Android courses and workshop at JCertif University. Really great !
More photos see here: https://picasaweb.google.com/101033732619256173933/JCertifUniversity2011#
..few days later, I went back to San Francisco to attend JavaOne 2011. I participated in JavaOne 2011 as Speaker and also as member of the Java User Group Advisory Committee. I talked about "Running a Successful Umbrella JUG or Regional JUG".
... Lamine, Mike (co-founders of Senegal Java User Group) and I attended a meeting at Google headquarters in Mountain View with Shannon from Google University Consortium Team
...After the meeting at Google, I launched the Africa Android Challenge (AAC). The AAC is community driven competition supported by Google (thanks Shannon). More than 30 JUGs and GTUGs across the continent. See here.
We think, this is the best way to assure the long-term success of African developers invested in the Android application environment.
À suivre...Next year
This whole effort is community driven supported by Google and is a way to assure the long-term success of African developers invested in the Android application environment. We also expect that such initiative will lead to the discovery of unexpected, rich, and valuable local content and applications.
Rules of the competition
The competition is a two round process with semi-finals and finals and consists of the 2 following sections:
In the first round (semi-finals), participants compete by country as defined by the competition organizers. The winners from each section and each country graduate to the final round.
More details such as eligibility, rules, and conditions see here : http://http://androidchallenge.org/
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