Last month, we reported that Christian “Codebeast” Nwamba partnered with Microsoft’s Senior Developer, Sarah Drasner, and Cloud Developer Advocate, Brian Holt to bring Concatenate developer conference to Nigeria. As far as we can remember, this is the first International Developers’ Conference to hold in Nigeria.
The event announced on July, 17, quickly sold out before July 19. This shows that Nigerian developers are continuously looking to acquire new knowledge and expand their network.
What to expect at the Conference
All roads leads to the newly-launched Zone Tech Park on Friday, August 10 to Saturday, August 11. You shouldn't miss it if you've registered.
There will be 23 talks, each spanning 30 minutes over the course of two days and with the caliber of speakers, it promises to be a hit.
Please find the schedule by day broken down into 2 tables – Day 1 and 2:
Day 1 - Friday
|Simona Cotin||Building Nodejs APIs using Serverless||10:00am – 10:30am|
|William Imoh||Static Sites on Steroids||10:30am – 11:00am|
|Christian Nwamba||GraphQL vs REST||11:00am – 11:30am|
|Colin Bendell||Service Workers – Improving Media Performance Beyond Coaching||11:30am -12:00pm|
|Sarah Drasner||Serverless Functions and Vue.js||12:00pm – 12:30pm|
|Burke Holland||VS Code Can Do That?!?||2:00pm – 2:30pm|
|Jem Young||How Things Work||2:30pm – 3:00pm|
|Zach Leatherman||Web Fonts Are Rocket Science||3:00pm – 3:30pm|
|Jason Grigsby||Designing Progressive Web Apps||3:30pm – 4:00pm|
|Aaron Gustafson||Designing the Conversation||4:00pm – 4:30pm|
|Shirley Wu||Data Visualization for Web Developers||4:30pm – 5:00pm|
Note, most of the speakers will be online from around the world. But, Prosper Otemuyiwa, the event MC will be live at the venue.
Day 2 - Saturday
|Egwuenu Gift||Crafting Rich Documentation with Vuepress||10:00am – 10:30am|
|Jeremy Keith||The Layers of the Web||10:30am – 11:00am|
|Eli Fitch||Functional CSS at Scale: Clean & Composable UI on Massive Apps||11:00am – 11:30am|
|Wes Bos||CSS Grid||11:30am -12:00pm|
|Omayeli Arenyeka||Finding Unavailable Data||12:00pm – 12:30pm|
|Christopher Schmitt||Image Formats and Optimization||2:00pm – 2:30pm|
|Divya Sasidharan||A Reach point of Vue: Common Mistakes and Pitfalls...||2:30pm – 3:00pm|
|Ire Aderinokun||Web Accessibility: “It doesn’t have to be difficult or CSS”...||3:00pm – 3:30pm|
|Sean Larkin||Understanding Webpack Under the Hood!!||3:30pm – 4:00pm|
|Estelle Weyl||Simple. Fast. Accessible||4:00pm – 4:30pm|
|Brian Holt||tbd||4:30pm – 5:00pm|
|Mina Markham||Using CSS Grid Today||5:00pm – 5:30pm|
This conference has the highest numbers of sponsors for any developer conference we have ever seen in Nigeria.
Currently, the conference boasts of fifteen sponsors and they are still looking for more. Classified into Gold (4), Silver (3) and Bronze (8) categories.
The Gold sponsors are: Microsoft, GatsbyJS, Egghead.io, and CodeSandbox. While the Silver sponsors are: Cloudinary, Twillio and Frontend Masters. And, the Bronze sponsors are: JSHeroes, Mozilla, Scotch.io, A Book Apart, Progress, GitLab, LINC, and Microsoft Edge.
Coming from an event management background, three Gold sponsors are enough to run a successful event and they have way more than that. They have gathered near a 1,500 followers on Twitter and they are not even one month old.
Some of the perks for attending include FREE subscriptions to hosting plans, tutorials, stickers and a wide array of networking opportunities.
We are definitely as excited about this and we can't wait to see you there!
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