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The Google Developer Group (GDG) is expanding its community across the country and with the organisation of the Google I/O extended in Bonny, the beautiful Island of Bonny in Rivers State is not left out.

GDGs are local groups of developers who are specifically interested in Google products and APIs (Application programming interface) . Each local group is called a GDG chapter and can host a variety of technical activities for developers as seen here.

The Bonny chapter was officially inaugurated on the 24th of February, 2018. Since then, the chapter has been consistently expanding its membership base and presently has over 40 members.
Google I/O  (simply I/O) is an annual developer conference held by Google in Mountain View, California. I/O showcases technical in-depth sessions focused on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open sources such as Android, Chrome and Chrome OS, APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more.

The Google I/O Extended events help developers from around the world take part in the I/O experience and this was the case with that organised by GDG Bonny, on the 2nd of June 2018 in Rivers State, Nigeria.

Speakers at the event include;

The Lead Organiser GDG Bonny, Abraham Kalu Ume who spoke about Flutter App and Becoming a Software Developer.

The Co-Lead Organizer GDG Bonny, Izuchukwu Igbani spoke on Progressive Web App.

Jerry Okafor (Software Engineer at spoke on Navigation Architecture Component.

Silas Ude (Founder/CEO of Algorithms) spoke on “Building Bonny Island Through Tech Investment.

Marvellous Umoh, a kid and the youngest coder in the group talked about his Passion and Challenges in Programming.

Gabriel Omin (Blogger, Author and Business Consultant) talked about Managing your Resources Towards Achieving your Goals. He shared his knowledge and experience of years being in business and his contributions to the growth of Start-ups.

Bereni Fiberesima, (Founder of Netopps) gave a talk on the Benefits of Technology in the Society. He highlighted practical ways in which members of the group could come up with solutions to the problems around them and beyond.

I/O was inaugurated in 2008 and is organized by the executive team. “I/O” stands for input/output, as well as the slogan “Innovation in the Open.”

The 2018 Google I/O developer festival was held May 8-10 at the Shoreline Amphitheater, announcements on updates and what to expect were made.

The event was successful overall. We hope look forward to conversations that will change the Technology Landscape in Bonny Island.

Interested in joining the GDG Bonny Chapter? Follow this link. GDG Meetup Bonny

See Pictures of the Event Below.

Written by Aima Atigari, Editor,

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