It was a night of discovery for Mobile Developers in Nigeria at the April 2013 Mobile Monday Event. More than 100 Developers gathered to hear what Qualcomm had to offer to the ecosystem. The event held on the 7th Floor of the prestigious Avenue Suites at Victoria Island located at 1390 Tiamiyu Savage Street. There were Demo stands displaying Augmented Reality demos from American Apparel, BandAid, and others with people on standby to display how the demos worked. There were also some developers from Qualcomm in the house to explain how Vuforia works from a developer standpoint.
The event started off when Tomi Davies of Mobile Monday Nigeria came up to the stage to talk about Mobile Monday Nigeria, how the organisation has evolved over time and the future initiatives that are being planned to build up mobile development capacity in Nigeria
- Mobile Monday Membership: Free membership for 1 year was given to all the attendees of the event. This will give them access to all the benefits that Mobile Monday has to offer such as Access to reports and survey results, access to job opportunities from Mobile Monday Nigeria’s partners, Networking with Industry Professionals, connecting with International Companies and Influential Individuals, Learning about Trends etc
- MoMo Developer Academy: The MoMo Developer Academy is an initiative of Mobile Monday Nigeria to carry on the Business of Capacity development of Mobile Technology Developers and entrepreneurs by providing training for various Mobile Application Platforms (Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone). All developers that were present at the Mobile Monday Nigeria event in April 2013 will be given free training by the academy as part of the Q100 Partnership with Qualcomm which aims to train 100 Developers on Qualcomm Software APIs by the end of the year 2013.
- New Location for Mobile Monday Meetups: A new location has been selected for Mobile Monday Nigeria meetups. The venue will be announced soon.
Soon after Tomi Davies finished his address, Alexander Dadson of Qualcomm Technologies Inc came up and spoke about Qualcomm, how their innovations have helped to change the world making it a more mobile place. He also announced the collaboration between Mobile Monday Nigeria and Qualcomm to achieve capacity building of mobile developers by training them through the MoMo Developer. 20 Tickets to a special training session at Mobile Web West Africa were made available for developers who attended the event.
The event then went on without a hitch ending at 9:00pm with everyone leaving the event satisfied by the outcome and happy with what they were able to take away from there.
The next Mobile Monday Nigeria event holds on the 27th of May 2013. Make sure you’re there