Oct 13, 2022, 6:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Join Africa’s Talking, Atlassian Community, and African 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. Please RSVP if you are in/make it to Kigali, Rwanda. Get your ticket!



About this event

Please RSVP if you are in/will make it to Kigali, Rwanda.

Join Africa's Talking in collaboration with Atlassian Community and African Ruby Community at our first 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 Kigali, Rwanda, Oct 2022.

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

  • Engage with Developer communities in Kigali, Rwanda
  • Engage with Startup Hubs in Kigali, Rwanda
  • Engage with Public and Private Universities in Kigali, Rwanda
  • Recruit developers for Open Source
  • Share team and collaboration best practices 
  • 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 Rwanda Market
  • Showcase Plug & Play Customer Engagement Solutions on AT
  • Add startups on the AT Marketplace
  • Highlight the AT platform progress across Africa
  • Highlight ruby as an open source language, 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


  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 - $50

      3. 2nd Runners Up - $25

    2. Introductions

      • Feedback
      • Warm-Up

      • Form teams where need be.
      • Feature requests
    1. 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.

    2. Demonstration and Wrap-up

      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 with over 3000 members. (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 4,000 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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  • Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

    Head of Developer Community Africa

  • Alex Bwanakweli

    Mista LLC


  • Graham Ingokho Muhanga

    Africa's Talking LLC

    SVP Marketing

Featured Attendees

  • Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

    Developer Community Expert

  • Mary Gathecha

    AKUMU and Associates


  • Micah Akumu

    AKUMU and Associates



    Iansoft technologies


  • Jacob Zubah Dukuly Jr



  • Mugisha Samuel


    Technical support engineer

  • Comson Vaye

    Image Liberia


  • William Gray



  • Isreal Haastrup

    Jac juli

    Board member

  • Cishahayo Achille


    Managing director



    Agent de maintenance & IT

  • Manirakiza David Palmer

    Swahili Tech


  • David NIWEWE

    Pesachoice LLC

    Lead Software Developer

  • Graham Muhanga

    Africa's Talking LLC

    SVP Marketing

  • Ismael Muyizere

    MTN Rwanda

    Channel Sales Rep

  • Abdullahi Musa

    G.S.M. sells and repair, nig. Ltd


  • Akoolo Oliver Were

    Son of the Nile ventures


  • Nengo Ally

    Pisquare ltd


  • Jonah K. Menson



  • Shumbusho Musa



  • pascal kabika

    Ironji ltd

    Full-stack developer

  • Yannick NIYIRERA

    Bravetech co ltd