I started the year at Oracle Headquarters. I attended Oracle User Group Leaders Summit 2011
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
in several countries in Africa (thanks to all African JUG Leaders and GTUG Managers). http://bonbhel.blogspot.com/2011/04/android-developer-challenge-jug-africa.html
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 talked about JUG-AFRICA and Java 7 APIs (thanks Honoré and Stanyslas).
...and I came back to my quiet Quebec City (Canada)
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.
About 600 participants, speakers and Community leaders from 10 countries attended the event. (Africa: Congo Brazzaville, Congo Kinshasa (DRC), Togo, Gabon, Cameroon, Nigeria – Europe : Prague (Czech Republic), France – North America : Canada, USA.
More photos here: https://picasaweb.google.com/101033732619256173933/JCertif2011#
…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