In 2019, powerful conversations on how to solve climate change took place all over the world. In that spirit, the DevFest community recently joined the discussion by looking at how tech can change how we approach the environment. For our new readers, DevFests are community-led developer events, hosted by Google Developer Groups, that take place all around the world and are focused on building community around Google's technologies.
After Aaron Ma, an 11-year-old DevFest speaker, recently gave his tips on coding, people kept asking us, "so what are the other kids of DevFest working on?" In response, we want to show you how these incredible kids, or DevKids as we call them, are spreading their ideas at DevFest events around the world.
As over 400 community-led DevFest events continue to take place around the world, something is becoming clear: kids are taking over. We're not kidding. Many young students are taking the stage this season to speak on topics ranging from machine learning to robotics, and people are loving it.
Nazirini's story - using machine learning to tackle crop disease
An incredible human story of the Ugandan developer, Nazirini Siraji, and the app created by her small team in Mbale, Uganda, with learning from their local Google Developer Group community. Harnessing the power of TensorFlow and Machine Learning, this free app helps farmers identify and treat Fall Armyworm, reducing the massive crop devastation currently impacting Uganda and Africa.
Amey learns to create a low-cost hearing aid with Android
Amey Nerkar, from Google Developer Groups Pune noticed when he was going to school in Nashik, there was a deaf class that took place on campus. Amey was curious about the effectiveness of communication to the students and with the help of the GDG community, Amey learned to create a low cost hearing aid with Android.
Ricardo Costeira is a Software Engineer from Coimbra, Portugal. For the first time last year, he attended DevFest, the largest developer community-led movement hosted by Google Developer Groups across the world.
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Rayan, Women Techmaker Lebanon
Rayan launched the Women Techmakers GDG Chapter in the Middle East and now mentors girls in web development, and helps them overcome obstacles, while retaining their cultural values.
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DevFest Lebanon Coast 2018
Rayan Al Zahab, organizer of GDG Lebanon Coast, shares her journey to GDG and her favorite part of participating in DevFest.
DevFest Kathmandu 2018
Hear about what makes being a developer in Kathmandu unique from attendees at their local DevFest. Attendees came away with new information and new connections.
DevFest Nantes, France 2018
DevFest in Nantes, France started as a small event and now includes over 2,000 developers! It's a great place to meet new friends, find a job, and learn.
Jorge Coca moved to the United States from Spain to finish his Engineering degree. As a developer he found his way to the local developer meetup community. He decided to start organizing meetups around Flutter. Jorge talks about the importance of having role models not only for self-development but also for building your professional network of contacts.
Andras Kindler community lead of (Kotlin Budapest User Group) talks about why it matters to occasionally bring your extended community together for an event larger than a regular meetup. After years of being Kotlin enthusiasts organizing meetups, Andras and his team held the first ever Kotliners conference in Budapest, Hungary. More than 130 attendees from 10 countries came together for a full day to hear about the present and future of the Kotlin ecosystem.
Evgeny Kot from Dart Russia is frequently speaking about the benefits of using Dart and changing the perspective and excitement about Dart in the developer community. Read more about how personal commitment and power of community can go a long way when spreading awareness.
In 8 years, the community Yuki Anzai and 3 other co-organizers started after attending a developer event not seeing many other women around, has grown to almost 500 members. Yuki also describes how clear positioning your chapter focus, can help attract members in a very developed local ecosystem.
Omor Ahmed, co-lead organizer from GDG Sonargaon, explains how working with ambassadors at university campuses is helping to attract new members and other synergies, and how having new chapters emerging at universities helps to spin off community activity in other cities as well.