AFRICA'S TALKING MINI-SUMMIT JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY

Mar 15, 5:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Join Africa’s Talking at our mini-summit created to facilitate collaboration and innovation between our customers and industry developers at all levels. Learn customer engagement best practices by creating solutions that grow your business. Please RSVP if you are in/will make it to Juja, Kiambu County. Get your ticket!

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About this event

Please RSVP if you are in/will make it to Juja, Kiambu County.

Join Africa's Talking at in-person mini-summit created to facilitate collaboration and innovation between our customers and industry at all levels to create, learn and develop solutions for scalability that directly impact business success.


The mini-summit provides an intimate engagement space where the dev community, businesses, developers, and Africa's Talking 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 mini-summit in Juja, Kiambu County, this March 2024.

The purpose of the mini-summit, For Developers, is:

  • Engage with Developer communities in Juja, Kiambu County
  • Engage with Startup Hubs in Juja, Kiambu County
  • Engage with Public and Private Universities in Juja, Kiambu County
  • Recruit developers for Open Source
  • Run an Open Hackathon with Developers


The purpose of the mini-summit, For Startups, is:

  • Introduce AT Dev Shop
  • Organize a hiring/talent bench
  • Showcase AT Products for Juja, Kiambu County
  • Showcase Plug & Play Customer Engagement Solutions on AT
  • Add startups on the AT Marketplace
  • Highlight the AT platform progress across Africa
  • Highlight and Atlassian tools.

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


New to Africa's Talking? Get started here.

Developer Documentation (We welcome feedback)

Agenda

  1. Introductions
  2. Africa's Talking APIs
  3. Hands-On hackathon

The winning solution will receive cash prizes as follows:

  • Winner - $50
  • 1st Runners Up - $25
  • 2nd Runners Up - $20

Agenda Breakdown

1. Introductions

  • Feedback
  • Warm-Up
  • Form teams where need be
  • Feature requests

2. Building/hacking: Code in GitHub/GitLab/BitBucket and deploy in Docker/Automated CI/Travis CI/Bamboo

Note: This section needs additional setup.

Upon commit, the repository is built and deployed to an accessible web server or an S3 bucket.

3. Demonstration and Wrap-up

Teams or individuals will demo what they have hacked for feedback or adoption

Submit your Idea: 

Note: Carry a Laptop


Gigs:

We would love to reach out to you so that you can build for our customers, please fill out this form with details to ensure we have your details:

Join community channels:

Slack:

Please follow us on Twitter handles too:

@AfricasTalking

@ElarianHQ

You can get our videos, recaps, and event interviews on our youtube channels, subscribe to get updates:


The 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

Contribute to open-source.

Elarian: Build Responsibly, Protect Customer Data.

Elarian is a customer engagement framework (Customer Data Platform) that helps you build robust applications with the customer as the unit of abstraction. Elarian features robust capability in handling end to end of customer data.

Africa’s Talking API platform now serves over 150,000 developers and over 8000+ 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.

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

Would you like to partner with us? Kindly contact us

Speakers

  • Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

    Head of Developer Community Africa

  • Graham Ingokho Muhanga

    Africa's Talking LLC

    SVP Marketing

  • Sylvia Jebet Kipkemoi

    Elarian

    Developer Relations

  • Douglas Mwangi

    Africa's Talking

    Software Developer

  • Ian Githungo

    Africas Talking

    Africas Talking

  • Robert Ouko

    Africa's Talking

    Commercials & Growth

Featured Attendees

  • Clifford Ojuka

    CyberHack

  • Mark Muchai

    Freelance

  • Wahab Idris

    Meditechy Africa

  • Emmanuel Cheruiyot

    Emkaco Enterprises

When

When

Friday, March 15, 2024
5:30 AM – 3:00 PM UTC

Agenda

Introductions
Africa's Talking APIs
Break
Lunch
Hands-On hackathon
Demonstration and Wrap-up
Networking

Hosts

  • Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

    Head of Developer Community Africa

  • Sylvia Jebet Kipkemoi

    Elarian

    Developer Relations

Organizers

  • 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