Weekly Tech Events #12: A masterclass, hackathons and other tech events happening this week

March 20, 2017 · 2 min read
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This week, we have curated tech events that you should consider attending. Here is a list of tech events happening this week (Monday, 20th March – Monday, 27th March, 2017).

Recode Nigeria Hackathon 2017

The Re:Code Nigeria Hackathon aims to bring together multiple teams of talented developers, designers, problem-solvers and out-of-the-box thinkers to build brilliant solutions to the most vexing problems in financial services.

To sign up for this event, click here.

Date: Friday, 24th – Saturday 25th March, 2017.

Venue: Lagos, Nigeria.

DevOps Masterclass

Delivery Science co-founder, Chuka Ofili is hosting a two-day masterclass for technical team leads, senior technical staff and serious backend developers.

Chuka will teach participants how to build and deploy highly scalable fault-tolerant applications based on a micro-service architecture. Some of the modules that will be covered at the masterclass include:

  • Brief overview of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
  • Using Git and Git workflow.
  • Setting up a development environment, with Google tools (Minikube, Kubernetes, Docker).
  • Continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI & CD).
  • Setting up a production environment, with Google tools (GKE, Kubernetes, Docker).
  • Implementing Deployment pipelines (Jenkins, Circle CI).
  • Centralised logging and monitoring.
  • Service discovery.

The masterclass is free, but there are only 30 slots available. To sign up for this event, click here.

Date: Friday, 24th – Saturday 25th March, 2017.

Venue: Co-Creation Hub, 294 Herbert Macaulay way, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.

All female Hackathon

Venture Garden Group is hosting an all-female hackathon this weekend. This event is designed to connect female developers in different stages of their careers to collaborate and spend the day building a fun project with colleagues in the industry.

There are limited number of available slots, so registration is necessary. The teams of skilled women will converge on Saturday with their laptops to hack a product. The event will feature workshops and panels led by industry mentors.

To register or reserve a spot, click here.

Date: Saturday, 25th March, 2017.

Time: 9am to 4pm.

Venue: Venture Garden Group Oregun Office, Plot E Ziatech Road, Oregun Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Google Cloud Next 2017 at Olotu Square

Olotu Square is hosting a Google Cloud Next event that will bring together executives, customers, partners, developers, IT decision makers, and Google Engineers.

To sign up for this event, click here.

Date: Saturday, 25th to Friday, 31st March, 2017.

Time: 9am to 3pm.

Venue: Olotu Square, Khana Street Dline, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

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