2014 IO Extended In GDG Benin

The Google IO Extended 2014, as put together by GDG Benin in collaboration with the University of Benin and funded by Google, was a huge success.

At the Google IO Extended 2014 by GDG Benin, we had an agenda that covered the motivation, mission, objectives, and scope of GDG Benin (because this was our very first public event), as well as what Google IO represents and how we can benefit from the “IO Extended” event.

Of course we had fun with the keynote session but did not stream it live because our event held on the 26th. So we downloaded and played it in recorded form, but the excitement and enthusiasm of the audience was equally electrifying as we constantly kept hearing shouts of excitement from the audience as stats, announcements and previews were made of Android, Chrome, Material Design e.t.c

We had dignitaries like the chief Systems Librarian of the University of Benin, and the Webmaster of the University of Benin in attendance. The Webmaster, Mr Chijioke Mokogwu, gave a talk on Cloud Computing and all the rave about it, as well as offerings from Google and Amazon.

Finally, we had an interactive session with all present on the way forward for GDG Benin – by way of deliberating on better collaboration, adoption of open and innovative  technologies, meetings periods and issues we would like to solve with tech.

We had refreshment and the privilege to cut the GDG Benin inauguration cake which was very tasty and had plenty of Google branding! See pictures here : http://goo.gl/Kn0mQV

Big thanks to Google for making a difference again.



2014 Google I/O Extended In Benin

Google I/O is an annual developer-focused conference held by Google in  Carlifornia, USA. Google I/O features highly technical, in-depth session on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies such as Android, Chrome, Google Web Toolkit, and App Engine.

Google I/O Extended is Google’s answer to the yearnings of the rest of us who cannot afford to participate in the event in Carlifornia. I/O Extended allows local developer communities to watch the keynote and other technical sessions of the event live or in recorded form, as well  as have relevant hands-on sessions which can be handled by local resource persons.

The Google Developer Group (GDG) Benin City, will be joining other notable GDGs in Nigeria to host a Google I/O Extended event this year, and we are partner ing with the University of Benin through the ICT Department to host the event which happen to be our maiden event as a Google Developer Group

This year’s event is slated for 25th and 26th of June 2014, but as a young developer community, the GDG Benin will hold the I/O Extended event for only the 26th of June 2014, at the prestigious Banquet Hall in the Ugbowo campus of the University of Benin.

Date again is June 26th 2014. Time is 10:00 AM prompt. 

The event is free but registration is required, and off course spaces are limited, so register now so we know you are coming and to ensure you have good seat.  Registration is very simple – just fill this form, and you are done.

See you at 2014 GDG Benin’s Google I/O Extended.