If the past three months have been any indication of the power of the global Google Developer community, then we have a lot to look forward to with the remainder of the DevFest season. From local experts in Google technologies hosting track sessions, to attendees creating usable and innovative apps in event hackathons, the Google Developer ecosystem is energized by big community momentum. The season continues this month through November end, so stay tuned for upcoming events and ways to get involved in your local chapter. See below for the latest from the most recent #gdg #devfest events around the world--we can assure you you’re in for a wonderful treat. DevFest Berlin | Host: GDG BerlinOctober 13, 2012, c-baseGDG Berlin captured DevFest Berlin sessions on video that are now available to the public. With sessions and a full agenda, DevFest Berlin also hosted a hackathon that yielded innovative projects built with Google tools and technologies. DevFest attendee Mister Schtief wrote of the hacked Chirp app: “It works!!! Transferring data with sound between two mobile phones with chirp app #devfest +DevFest Berlin.”DevFest Amman | Host: GDG AmmanOctober 13, 2012, Talal Abu Ghazaleh Knowledge CenterDevFest Dhaka | Host: GDG DhakaOctober 14, 2012, United International UniversityDevFest Dhaka captured event highlights in a Google+ photo gallery DevFest OAU | Host: GDG OAUOctober 18, 2012, Obafemi Awolowo UniversityDevFest Chlef | Host: GDG ChlefGDG Chlef thought outside the box when crafting their event announcement, bringing visibility to their developer event with a video showcasing cross-platform technologies featured in the weekend’s sessions.DevFest Firenze | Host: GDG FirenzeOctober 19-20, 2012, Firenze, Italia Piazza Annigoni 9/BDevFest Zurich | Host: GDG ZurichOctober 19, 2012, Zurich Youth HostelSessions, speakers, and a successful hackathon encapsulated the DevFest Zurich experience. Take a peek at the hackathon project ideas here. Of the event, attendee Andreas Müller posted on Google+: “Enjoyed this weekend from the beginning to the end. Many thanks to the orga team, well done!” DevFest West | Hosts: GDG Silicon Valley, GDG San Francisco, GDG Fresno, GDG AlamedaOctober 20, 2012, Mountain View, CA (Google Bldg 1900)DevFest West took place this weekend in Google’s own backyard. The event featured 11 tech talk sessions (9 Google speakers), a 30-minute shopping spree in the Google store, an all-night hackathon, 3 code labs, and 2 food trucks. It was a collaboration between 4 local GDGs (Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Fresno, and Alameda). With some fortune-telling, big smiles, and memes, the event was clearly a success! DevFest Sicilia | Host: GDG NebrodiOctober 20, 2012GDG Nebrodi took the registration and event experience to the next level for its attendees by providing a localized app directly downloadable from Google Play. The app features an agenda, calendar of events, session titles, and more.DevFest Thiès | Host: GDG ThièsOctober 20, 2012, CRE THIESGDG Thiès documented event highlights in a shareable photo gallery on their Google+ pageDevFest Jkuat | Host: GDG JkuatOctober 20, 2012View the full event gallery here
DevFest Goma | Host: GDG GomaOctober 20, 2012, l'Institut Supérieur d'informatique et de Gestion (ISIG) de GomaDevFest Cochabamba | Host: GDG CochabambaOctober 20, 2012, ULRA/UMSS What’s up next?La Paz, Bolivia | October 24, 2012Bangkok, Thailand | October 26, 2012Valley View University, Ghana | October 26, 2012Lima, Peru | October 27, 2012Ouaga, Burkina Faso | 10/27/2012Chennai, India | October 27, 2012Chandigarh, India |October 27, 2012Brunei, Brunei | October 29, 2012Want to learn more? Find your nearest GDG chapter, get involved in local events, and join the conversation about all things Google Developer at developers.google.com.
Phoebe Peronto is an Associate Product Marketing Manager on the Developer Marketing team here at Google. She’s a foodie who has a penchant for traveling, politics, and running. Oh, and of course...Go Cal Bears!
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