Day 2 Agenda: Developer and Webmaster Day


When sessions are listed under "Track 2" & "Track 3" attendees will choose from three concurrent sessions. Please note, this agenda is subject to change so check back often. PDFs of the presentations will also be available here for viewing after the event.
All  All levels session
*     Beginner session
**    Intermediate Session
***  Advanced session

Time       Track 1: Main Room Track 2  Track 3
08:15-09:45 Registration
 
09:45-10:00 Welcome Address All

 
10:00-10:40 Keynote All 
+Jason Bigler

 
10:40-11:00 Google+ Demo All
What's the vision behind Google+? See what is has to offer and how to use some of its amazing features.
+Salome Nduku

 
11:00-12:00 Web Development for Mobile */**
Building for the web is no longer just about building sites for laptop and desktop screens and devices. Increasingly, traffic is coming from mobile phones, tablets, and other devices. Each of these form factors brings with it complex user interaction issues that the modern web developer must be able to solve. In this session, we'll be addressing some of challenges in designing sites with multiple layouts, and we'll look at some of the best solutions currently available.

+Bob Aman

 
12:00-13:00 Intro to Google APIs All
Over the last two years, Google has been building many new APIs that live on a powerful new API serving architecture. In this session, we'll introduce the APIs console, the individual APIs that are available through it, the API playground, the client libraries that are used to access all these APIs, and we'll walk everyone through setting up and configuring a client and using it to make some authenticated API calls.
+Bob Aman
Many faces of Google Chrome Extensions  **
What are Google Chrome Extensions and how can you use then to make your life easier. Looking and what can be done from the users and developers perspective.
+Kasia Derc-Fenske
Google Your future - Student and faculty Opportunities All
Google Student Opportunities: Scholarships, Internships, Competitions and more. Gain an insight on how students can get involved.

+Jeminatu Alabi-isama
13:00-14:00 Lunch
 
14:00-15:00 The power of HTML5 **
In what way are Spice Girls and HTML5 linked? A short story of HTML5 followed by some twisting and turning using HTML5 animation techniques. Finishing off looking at improving user experience using application cache and offline storage.
+Kasia Derc-Fenske
Code Lab: Google APIs **/***
Laptop required + Developer Environment set up
Pre-sign up required  in the morning. ( Details to be given at beginning of the day) 
Over the last two years, Google has been building many new APIs that live on a powerful new API serving architecture. In this session we will walk through what it takes to deploy a basic Google API

Technical CV and Interview Workshop All
Are you a technical student? Learn how to get those CVs ready for the job market and the interviews skills needed help you land that position.

+Jeminatu Alabi-isama
+Abodunrinwa Toki
15:00-16:00 Maps APIs & KML **
Create Geo Solutions with the Geospatial APIs

+Jeremiah Kamau
 project and then work on extending the features of a basic code sample. This exercise will be done in Python and Java.
Please ensure that you attend the "Intro to Google APIs " talk holding earlier by 12:00 
+Chukwuemeka Afigbo 
+Bob Aman
Get involved with GDGs All
Discuss how to build a strong and active developer community, leverage it to create value for leaders and members. Look at examples and next steps for tech communities.

+Ato Ulzen-Appiah
16:00-16:30 Break
 
16:30-17:30 Building Scalable Apps in the cloud using Google App Engine.*/**
Learn how you can build applications that will scale to millions of simultaneous users. Google App Engine helps you build applications that scale without you worrying about machines. It is also packed with useful APIs that allow you to control access, send emails, chat, and perform bulk tasks. With Google App Engine, you can build web applications on the same scalable systems that power Google applications, and its pretty easy to get started with it.

+Abodunrinwa Toki
Creating a better user experience All 
User experience for pleasure and profit: Hear how providing a pleasurable experience for users of your site can help you profit from their increased engagement with it. Learn ten top tips for making that happen.
 Map up All
A Google MapUp is an event in which a group of people get together to map their world... Avid cartographers (like you!) use Google Map Maker to add and edit roads, streams, schools, and more.

+Evans Arabu
17:30-18:15 Panel All
"Creating a Ugandan Tech Titan: From Entrepreneurship to Innovation"

  Map up All
+Evans Arabu
18:15-18:30 Closing Comments 
 

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