Google IO Extended, Lagos GTUG takes the Co-Creation Hub to San Francisco

If you can’t attend the Google IO Event ( June 27 – 29 San Francisco, USA) in person, that’s no problem. The Lagos GTUG is organizing  Google IO Extended that offers a way to still connect with other talented developers and watch the keynote and other sessions live.

Part viewing party and part community building, Google I/O Extended is a free event focused on livestreaming parts of Google I/O. It will also involve local demos and coding sessions aimed at strengthening the local developer community and refreshment as well.

This year’s Google I/O Extended is to hold it in collaboration with the Co-Creation Hub Nigeria. To indicate interest, please use the brief form here as this will greatly help us in planning for a successful event. You can also join gtug by registering here.



Given the acute time difference, venue limitation and also the need to ensure that the IO Extended event is devoid of tedium, tentative plans have been made only for Thursday June 28 (5:30pm – 7:30pm) and the agenda will include live streaming of the sessions listed below and preparations for the Google IO Develop for good hackathon.

Thursday June 28 |  5pm – 6pm

Building Mobile App Engine Backends for Android, iOS and the Web (Live)
Mobile application development is growing at explosive rates and the best of those applications have a backend server. Find out how you can use App Engine’s new feature to build powerful APIs to support mobile applications running on Android, iOS, and mobile browsers.

Thursday June 28  | 6:15pm – 7:15pm

Building Web Applications that use Google APIs and the JavaScript Client for Google APIs (Live)
In this session, you will learn how to use the features of the Google API client for JavaScript to build rich web applications. Some of the features we will demonstrate include authentication and CORS.

Google Develop for Good Hackathon
The develop for good hackathon is modelled across 3 challenges (Citizen Engagement for Politics and Elections, Conflict reporting for blackout situations in repressive regimes, Google green), and all IO Extended participants are welcom to submit entries any platform or tools to address the challenge. (You are encouraged to use the Google API’s 🙂 ).

These themes cut across stuff many of us here at GTUG are already doing so we could wrap it up and enter for the chance to win a ticket to Google IO 2013 among other things! More on the hackathon can be found here

For futher inquiries or information, feel free to contact anyone of us below:

Abiodun Thorpe:
Constance Okoghenun:
Victor Dibia:


Comments are closed.