Africa's Talking Community

Sep 22, 2022, 5:00 AM – 3:00 PM



About this event

Please RSVP if you are in or you will make it to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Join Africa’s Talking, Atlassian Community, and Africa Ruby Community at our first in-person mini-summit created to facilitate collaboration and innovation between our customers and industry at all levels. Learn customer engagement best practices by creating solutions that grow your business.

The mini-summit provides an intimate engagement space where businesses, developers, and AT collaborate with one another and the industry to share successes and identify capability gaps that address mission-critical communications needs.

AT is engaging her ecosystem of developers, public and private sector for the first time at a customer & developer engagement summit in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Oct 2022.

The purpose of the summit, For Developers, is:

  • Highlight AT & Elarian CDP as first in class in Customer Data Privacy and Security
  • Engage with Developer communities in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Engage with SMEs and Startup Hubs in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Engage with Public and Private Universities in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Recruit developers for Elarian Open Source
  • Run an Open Hackathon with Developers

The purpose of the summit, For Startups, is:

  • Introduce AT Dev Shop
  • Organize a hiring/talent bench
  • Showcase AT Products for Tanzania Market
  • Showcase Plug & Play Customer Engagement Solutions on AT
  • Add startups on the AT Marketplace
  • Highlight the AT platform progress across Africa
  • Highlight AT & Elarian CDP as first in class in Customer Data Privacy and Security

The purpose of the mini-summit, For AT Customers, is:

  • Celebrate Current customers
  • Get direct feedback from customers on AT platform
  • Showcase customer stories on the AT platforms
  • Provide a collision space for the AT ecosystem


  1. Introductions
  2. Atlassian Collaboration tools
  3. Ruby
  4. Africa's Talking APIs
  5. Hands-On hackathon
    1. The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows:
      1. Winner - $100
      2. 1st Runners Up - $5

      3. 2nd Runners Up - $25

    2. Introductions
      • Introductions
      • Warm-Up
      • Form teams where need be.
      • Feature requests
    3. Building/hacking: Code in GitHub/GitLab/BitBucket and deploy in Docker/Automated CI/Travis CI/Bambo
      1. Note: This section needs additional setup.
      2. Upon commit, the repository is built and deployed to an accessible web server or an S3 bucket.
    4. Demonstration and Wrap-up 
      1. Teams or individuals will demo what they have hacked for feedback or adoption

Submit your Idea: Hackathon idea submission form

Carry a Laptop

Underlying benefits of the mini-summit include:

  • Thought leadership sessions from distinguished speakers
  • Networking with the community, our customers and ATeam
  • New feature releases
  • Dedicated working groups to identify gaps and develop solutions
  • Presentations from our experts in tactical communications deployments
  • Expert presentations

Africa’s Talking API platform now serves over 115,000 developers and 6000+ businesses across Africa and beyond.

Africa's Talking community allows developers to learn skills for the modern-day African Developer. We are language and framework agnostic. All developers are welcome. This is where Africa's Talking developers community meets to build, learn and exchange knowledge.

Atlassian Community Nairobi is an award-winning community. (SET THE STANDARD 2018 - Atlassian Summit 2018, MOST ACTIVE in EMEA 2017-Atlassian Summit Europe 2017), (Global MASTERS OF CONVERSION WINNER 2017-Atlassian Summit US 2017) and (SET THE STANDARD 2022- TEAM 22). The Atlassian Community Nairobi encourages better use of Atlassian tools and shares best practices, case studies, and individual perspectives. This Community has an abundance of Atlassian Experts and customers in the area - let's take advantage of each other's expertise. If you've got a topic to present or questions you need to be answered, we're here to help. RSVP to our next meeting or join the group to be notified of upcoming events and Atlassian Community news.

Africa Ruby Community is a community organization that was started in 2010. The community currently has an overreach of over 4000 members spread across East Africa, made of developers (Engineers), entrepreneurs, designers, and freelancers. In terms of development and demonstrations, the community focuses on ruby technologies and frameworks, which are all open source and widely used by startups to prototype and carry out proof of concept with a go-to-market strategy.

We are helping software developers and businesses bring their ideas to life through easy-to-use APIs.

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  • Douglas Mwangi


    Software Developer

  • Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

    Head of Developer Community Africa

  • Graham Ingokho Muhanga

    Africa's Talking LLC

    SVP Marketing

  • George Machibya


    Developer Relations TZ

Featured Attendees

  • Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

  • Graham Muhanga

    Africa's Talking LLC

  • Anthony Mipawa

    Neurotech Africa

  • Abok Itsegok

    Abok cereals venture

  • Musa Adamu

    Musa agro allied

  • Naamini Yonazi

    Vodacom Tanzania

  • Jackson Munguti


  • Sylvester Chrispine Mnaku


  • Gabriel Rogath


  • Sita Ngwesa

    Work from home

  • Sikjunior Mrimi

    Untamed Creatives

  • Andason Ntunuguru

    Sontu Tech

  • Gladson Sethiel


  • George Machibya




  • Peter Daniel


  • Kelvin Leiya


  • Philipina Shine




Thursday, September 22, 2022
5:00 AM – 3:00 PM UTC


5:00 AMIntroductions
5:30 AMAtlassian Collaboration tools
7:30 AMRuby-Open Source
8:45 AMBreak
9:00 AMAfrica's Talking APIs
10:30 AMLunch
11:00 AMHands-On hackathon
2:00 PMDemonstration and Wrap-up
3:00 PMNetworking


  • George Machibya


    Developer Relations TZ


  • Bennett Benedict

    University of Dar Es Salaam

    Tanzania, Community Lead,

  • Veronica Michael

    Tanzania, Community Lead

  • Jessica Randall

    University of the Western Cape

    South Africa Community Lead

  • Josphat Mwangi

    Kenya Community Lead

  • Sheriffo Jarju

    Community Lead Gambia

  • Isophel Natwijuka

    Uganda Community Lead

  • Sanusi Abdulkadir

    Nigeria Kaduna Community Lead

  • Avuzwa Ntshongwana

    South Africa Community Co-Lead

  • Josh Venceslas

    Altech Group

    Co-Lead: Rwanda Community