Google Developer Group Mbale formerly known as Mbale Google Technology User Group is a community of cool minded developers who are more innovative and most productive by using Google's developer technologies and open Source. GDG Mbale was started / launched in September, 2011 by a one man army under the command of Nsubuga Hassan a computer science student by then. Currently it has a team of passionate people responsible for its activities and existence.
GDG Mbale has impacted a number of now self fending developers mostly former students of Islamic University In Uganda main campus, Uganda Christian University (Mbale study Center) and other institutions. We managed to do this through our monthly events / conferences where speaker sessions ad code labs where given by both local and international speakers. In the last almost two years GDG Mbale through its lead team has organized and participated in international challenges and conferences like Africa Android Challenge, DevFests and also managed to send its Lead Nsubuga Hassan to San Fracisco CA for Google IO 2013 & GDG Summit at Google Head Quarters in Mountain View in May 2013. GDG Mbale also participated G|Days event in Lagos Nigeria through its Lead who gave a presented at the conference. We believe and trust that Mbale can be a technology district of this country as we strive hard to reach out to students and IT professionals We encourage and inspire them to take on the country's most challenging problems by innovating solution and building systems that will impact change how people do business and socialize. We also use an approach that motivates our members to think of how to use the the knowledge we share and fit it together with that got from institutions to start self employment.
In the last quarter of this year(2013) we will reach out to all universities Mbale talking to students and faculties about us and the technology that has impacted this world
We have so far had several Events with a promising attendance.
On that note therefore we welcome you to GDG Mbale so we can advance together in learning and using cool Google technologies like Android and Google App Engine platforms, to product APIs like YouTube API and the Google Calender API to initiatives like OpenSocial.
To further boost our developer activities we are looking for sponsors who will help us with sponsorship of things like venues, snacks & refreshments , internet access, Swag and other things to boost the moral of developers here. We believe that developer in Mbale have good talents and it is our duty to help us realize our potential to change the world to a better place technology wise. In return sponsors will be listed on our website and they will also get time slots to talk to our members on events so as to market their products or services.