GDG DevFest season isn’t slowing down

October 23, 2012

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Author PictureBy Phoebe Peronto, Developer Marketing

If the past three months have been any indication of the power of the global Google Developer community, then we have a lot to look forward to with the remainder of the DevFest season. From local experts in Google technologies hosting track sessions, to attendees creating usable and innovative apps in event hackathons, the Google Developer ecosystem is energized by big community momentum. The season continues this month through November end, so stay tuned for upcoming events and ways to get involved in your local chapter. See below for the latest from the most recent #gdg #devfest events around the world--we can assure you you’re in for a wonderful treat.

DevFest Berlin | Host: GDG Berlin
October 13, 2012, c-base
GDG Berlin captured DevFest Berlin sessions on video that are now available to the public. With sessions and a full agenda, DevFest Berlin also hosted a hackathon that yielded innovative projects built with Google tools and technologies. DevFest attendee Mister Schtief wrote of the hacked Chirp app: “It works!!! Transferring data with sound between two mobile phones with chirp app #devfest +DevFest Berlin.”

DevFest Amman | Host: GDG Amman
October 13, 2012, Talal Abu Ghazaleh Knowledge Center

DevFest Dhaka | Host: GDG Dhaka
October 14, 2012, United International University
DevFest Dhaka captured event highlights in a Google+ photo gallery


DevFest OAU | Host: GDG OAU
October 18, 2012, Obafemi Awolowo University

DevFest Chlef | Host: GDG Chlef
GDG Chlef thought outside the box when crafting their event announcement, bringing visibility to their developer event with a video showcasing cross-platform technologies featured in the weekend’s sessions.

DevFest Firenze | Host: GDG Firenze
October 19-20, 2012, Firenze, Italia Piazza Annigoni 9/B

DevFest Zurich | Host: GDG Zurich
October 19, 2012, Zurich Youth Hostel
Sessions, speakers, and a successful hackathon encapsulated the DevFest Zurich experience. Take a peek at the hackathon project ideas here. Of the event, attendee Andreas Müller posted on Google+: “Enjoyed this weekend from the beginning to the end. Many thanks to the orga team, well done!” 

DevFest West | Hosts: GDG Silicon Valley, GDG San Francisco, GDG Fresno, GDG Alameda
October 20, 2012, Mountain View, CA (Google Bldg 1900)
DevFest West took place this weekend in Google’s own backyard. The event featured 11 tech talk sessions (9 Google speakers), a 30-minute shopping spree in the Google store, an all-night hackathon, 3 code labs, and 2 food trucks. It was a collaboration between 4 local GDGs (Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Fresno, and Alameda).  With some fortune-telling, big smiles, and memes, the event was clearly a success!

DevFest Sicilia | Host: GDG Nebrodi
October 20, 2012
GDG Nebrodi took the registration and event experience to the next level for its attendees by providing a localized app directly downloadable from Google Play. The app features an agenda, calendar of events, session titles, and more.

DevFest Thiès | Host: GDG Thiès
October 20, 2012, CRE THIES
GDG Thiès documented event highlights in a shareable photo gallery on their Google+ page

DevFest Jkuat | Host: GDG Jkuat
October 20, 2012
View the full event gallery here

DevFest Goma | Host: GDG Goma
October 20, 2012, l'Institut Supérieur d'informatique et de Gestion (ISIG) de Goma

DevFest Cochabamba | Host: GDG Cochabamba
October 20, 2012, ULRA/UMSS

What’s up next?
La Paz, Bolivia | October 24, 2012
Bangkok, Thailand | October 26, 2012
Valley View University, Ghana | October 26, 2012
Lima, Peru | October 27, 2012
Ouaga, Burkina Faso | 10/27/2012
Chennai, India | October 27, 2012
Chandigarh, India |October 27, 2012
Brunei, Brunei | October 29, 2012

Want to learn more?  Find your nearest GDG chapter, get involved in local events, and join the conversation about all things Google Developer at

Phoebe Peronto is an Associate Product Marketing Manager on the Developer Marketing team here at Google. She’s a foodie who has a penchant for traveling, politics, and running. Oh, and of course...Go Cal Bears!

Posted by Scott Knaster, Editor