Google Developer Expert for Android
Moyinoluwa is an Android Engineer who enjoys exploring the latest technologies in Android Development. She loves sharing her knowledge by writing technical articles and speaking at developer events. She also cares a lot about building apps that look good and work well on all devices.
Senior Android Engineer @ InnovOrder
Into the Android development since Froyo when Fragment was just a myth, former Android engineer at CINEMUR, I am currently working at InnovOrder as Senior Android Engineer where we are bringing restaurants to the next level.
Besides that, I am a world traveller and a beer lover always looking for the best IPAs!
Android Engineer + Designer @ Snapp Mobile
Lauren is an Android Engineer & Designer who works at Snapp Mobile, she likes to think of herself as a unicorn 🦄. Lauren codes in Kotlin and her dream is to create Android apps that are seamless and easy to use from a UX perspective and that combine beautiful and up to date UI 🤓.
Lauren lives in the beautiful city of Cape Town and loves the outdoors, experiencing new cultures and travelling! 🌍
Nhlanhla Lucky Nkosi
Research & Development Software Engineer at BBD / Social Cohesion Advocate at the South African National Department of Arts and Culture
I work as a Software Engineer in the R&D team of a company called BBD in Johannesburg, South Africa. I have experience in building and maintaining enterprise banking software with varying tech-stacks; all the way from VB6 and .Net to web and cloud technologies.
One of my biggest interests is education, particularly using technology to create meaningful educational experiences. To feed this passion, I am currently pursuing a post-graduate degree in Game Design with a focus on educational games from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
Dale is the Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of Nomanini, a South African-based technology provider dedicated to building the tools needed to facilitate cash payments in informal markets.
He is a Google Developers Expert with a wealth of knowledge building financial systems on Google Cloud Platform.
Sr. User Experience Design Consultant
Rizwan is a Senior User Experience Design Consultant at Slalom. He combines his background in UX, visual design, and front-end web development to create effective designs that balance technical, business, and user needs.
Rizwan’s design experience includes delivering profitable results for organizations in a variety of industries such as commerce, B2B (business-to-business), retail, and transportation.
He has a passion for sketching and leads fun and inspiring workshops at conferences, businesses, schools, and meetups for audiences worldwide. Rizwan is on a mission to help the world harness the power of sketching so everyone can bring their amazing ideas to life. Yes, you too can be a sketching machine! :)
Data Science Associate, Luno
Whether at work or in her personal life, Brittany loves to analyse the underlying meaning in what people say. Brittany started her career at a Big Data Lab, where she primarily focused on market basket analysis and finding habits in consumer purchasing behaviour. After moving to Cape Town, Brittany entered the FinTech industry and joined the Luno data team. Here she spends most of her time working with operational data and analysing customer text data through sentiment analysis and text classification techniques. She loves to pursue the mystical relationship between words, using pre-trained word embeddings and Neural Networks.
When she’s not wrangling data, Brittany can be found enjoying a glass of wine in the sunshine.
Rosário Pereira Fernandes
Mobile App Developer @ MozDevz
Rosário Pereira Fernandes is a Mobile App Developer at MozDevz and Organizer at GDG Maputo.
Rosário has made many contributions to the Firebase Open Source Community and answered hundreds of questions on StackOverflow. He generally helps developers improving the way they develop their apps.
When he's not doing one of these things, he enjoys playing video games.
Developer Advocate (Material Design) at Google
Nick Rout is a Developer Advocate for Material Design at Google. Previously he was a full-time Android Engineer and GDE. He is focussed on assisting and working with developers in implementing Material Design on Android. He originates from Cape Town, South Africa and is now based in Munich, Germany.
Android Developer @Snapp Mobile
Jossi is an Android Developer at Snapp Mobile. Jossi graduated high school in 2018 and has been working on many projects, including software for startups as well as car manufacturers. As a GDG Organiser and part of Women Tech Makers Hamburg, he is working on a project bringing coding classes to schools using several new approaches. Jossi also loves Kotlin and Rabbits!
Software Engineer @ Gatsby / Cloudinary Media Developer Expert
Obinna Ekwuno is a Software Engineer with a passion for teaching currently working on the DevRel team at Gatsby. He is passionate about the African tech ecosystem and enjoys writing and listening to poetry. He believes wider conversations can change the world. He is mostly nerding out about Web accessibility and web performance.
Advocate for the Web, Chrome OS, and good food
Sam Richard, better known as Snugug throughout the Internet, is a developer with design tendencies and a love of building open source tools to help with both. Sam geeks out on content strategy, team process, and cultural transformation. His social media feed, though, is mostly food.
Sam is currently working at Google to help companies build and deliver their web applications for Chrome and Chrome OS.
Founder @ DIV:A Initiativ / Front-end Developer @ OnePointFour Consulting
Fadzayi Chiwandire is a Front-end Developer at OnePointFour Consulting in Johannesburg South Africa, and also Founder of the DIV:A Initiative a non-profit initiative dedicated to empowering young girls between the ages of 8 and 18 years from disadvantaged communities with coding skills, in order to protect their futures and address the industry’s gender imbalance.
Machine Learning Engineer at Retro Rabbit
Jade Abbott is a Machine Learning engineer at Retro Rabbit. She's built software for every field from social upliftment to banking, working on projects throughout Africa. Her current project involves training and deploying deep learning system to perform a variety of NLP tasks for real life systems - from training the models, to scaling them in production. In her free time, she does ML research on Machine Translation for African languages, co-founding Masakhane.io initiative
Born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. Her passion is human-centred and inclusive design.
She believes that final design decisions should come from a solid UX strategy backed by comprehensive research. She is also of the belief that it is necessary for people of varying identities, perspectives, circumstances and experiences to be included in the research and design ideation process for inclusive decision making to take place.
Engineering Lead at Facebook's Innovation Lab
I'm an engineering lead at Facebook's innovation lab. Previously I was the founding engineer on WhatsApp Business Platform, the first backend engineer on Instagram Live, and a pre-IPO hire / tech-lead at Twitter Ads.
I'm also a pilot and enjoying flying around the bay area.
Meet & Greet
🗣 Keynote: Catching Feelings - Claire Wood
📱 Migrating from LiveData to Coroutines and Flow - Jossi Wolf
📱No Play Services? No Worries! - Julien Salvi
📱⚡️Jazz up your Bottom Navigation Bar with Micro Animations - Lauren Green
🥗 Lunch break
🕸 To Kill a Working Drone: Flying a Drone with Twitter, Bananas & Web APIs - Nhlanhla Lucky Nkosi
🕸 Angular Lessons at the Enterprise Level - Juan Herrera
🕸 ⚡️Web development with React.JS and Firebase - Koketso Motseothata
🚀 Home Automation with MicroPython, the ESP8266 and Google Home - Dale Humby
🚀 You Too Can Be A Sketching Machine! - Rizwan Javaid
🚀⚡️Helpful tips for building a text classification model - Brittany Wagenaar
👋 End of Day 1
📱 Material Design in Jetpack Compose - Nick Rout
📱 Hilt the DI Ground Running - Moyinoluwa Adeyemi
📱 Firebase and Kotlin: Extensions, Coroutines and Flows - Rosário Pereira Fernandes
🥗 Lunch break
🕸 Deno: Is it just Node, but alphabetically? - Gergana Young
🕸 Improving the web VisuA11Y - Obinna Ekwuno
🕸 Building Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) for Everyone - Sam Richard
🚀 The Art of War - Privacy by Design - Fadzayi Chiwandire
🚀 Building Data-driven User Persona's using Unsupervised Learning - Jade Abbott & Chantelle Withfield
🚀 How to validate your startup idea quickly - Aman Jain
👋 Closing & Audience Prize