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Google conference coming to Cape Town

September 14, 2010 • Software

Google is inviting Computer Science students, developers and entrepreneurs to G-South Africa, which will take place on November 8th and 9th in Cape Town. Some of Google’s best engineers, product managers, business managers and leadership will be speaking about Google’s open web and mobile technologies.

Day 1 will focus on using Google developer tools to push the boundaries of web applications. Google engineers and web development leaders will guide you through a full day of in-depth sessions, including hands-on code labs dedicated to cutting edge web and mobile technologies.

Day 2 will be chock-full of Google product demonstrations aimed at tech entrepreneurs and marketers. Our goal is to help spur innovation and business growth in South Africa and across the region. We want to inspire business to make the most of the web and mobile space!

“South Africa has an array of promising start-up as well as front-running developers who are organizing Android hackathons, leading search engine marketing companies, creating asset-tracking systems with maps, and taking advantage of open source web tools,” said Bridgette Sexton, Program Manager, Tech Outreach, Google Africa.

“We want to address the challenges and opportunities facing Africa: the exponential rise of mobile, the demand for local content, the lack of a ubiquitous form of payment, the constraints of bandwidth, the desire to export technology, and the will to innovate locally. Our Google Africa team strongly believes that the solutions to these issues will be solved by the tech communities in Africa. Google’s G-Africa initiative is aimed at putting the tools to solve local and global needs into the right hands,” added Sexton.

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