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Google web and mobile forum next month

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 12 – Google will soon be hosting its second annual web and mobile conference in Kenya.

The conference dubbed G-Kenya will target 1,000 engineers, product managers, entrepreneurs and web developers to receive training on Google’s products and online business skills that will help them grow their businesses. The conference will take place at the Westgate Mall Cinemas, Nairobi, on September 12 and 13.

G-Kenya whose theme is The next iteration of digital represents Google’s commitment to driving the web forward in Africa, highlighting the entrepreneurial opportunities it brings. G-Kenya will also train participants on its developer and business technologies ranging from Mobile / Android, Chrome and HTML5 to Maps & Geo and App Engine.

Olga Arara-Kimani, Google Kenya Country Manager notes, “Business is being redefined by access to information, more specifically access to the right information, at the right time. Local entrepreneurs will play a unique role in creating a dynamic online experience that will help spur the growth of businesses in Kenya.”

Attendees will have the chance to explore Google’s open source technologies through a combination of tech talks, breakout sessions and codelabs run by engineers and business teams from across the globe.

The event features a lineup of high caliber Google speakers who will offer key insights in understanding the important role innovation plays in business. Key among the speakers will be Nelson Mattos, Engineering Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

This is the second conference that Google is hosting in Kenya in a series of interactive forums and tech days that Google has been holding across Africa each year, to promote innovation and business and boost economies in the region.

If you would like to attend, find out more details and register online at the G Kenya website.

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