Global Android Developer Camp

posted Feb 12, 2012, 11:32 AM by Richard Zulu   [ updated Feb 13, 2012, 12:13 AM ]

The Global Android Dev Camp takes place from February 17th to 19th, 2012. Android developers from all over the world come together at more than 50 locations and hack for 48 hours - nonstop! Globally, about 1,000 developers are expected - from Berlin, Munich and Dusseldorf, to Warsaw and London, to Africa, Kyoto and San Diego.
There are no restrictions whatsoever, apart from the focus on Android. No matter whether the participants are working on individual projects or in a team; whether the project teams are collaborating at one location or are creating virtual project teams of various regions and nations. The participants share their intermediate results and experiences via G+ hangouts (video chats), conference calls, or shared documents to mark their progress, support each other and hopefully share the fun they are having.
At the end of the hackathon the participants present their projects and the audience choses a winning project. After the event, the results of the hackathon as well as photos and videos will be made available to all participants and everyone else interested. 
  • What?
    48 hours nonstop-hackathon with focus on Android development.
  • When?
    February 17 2012 6:00pm (18:00) - February 19 2012 6:00pm (18:00)
  • Where?
    Soliz House, 4th Floor
  • How?
    We'll provide seats,  food & some drinks for free. You'll provide projects and hacker-spirit. Come with an internet Dongle
  • Who?
    You can apply for one of our limited seats (50 overall) using this form. Please answer truthfully on the form since we really want to create a working mix between experienced Android developers and beginners on Android. You should have basic skills (setup of IDE+SDK, developed example app, running emulator) before you apply.

Android Hands-on deep dive

posted Oct 24, 2011, 2:02 PM by Richard Zulu   [ updated Oct 25, 2011, 3:36 AM ]

This October, GTUG Kampala is bringing together android developers (intermediate to advanced) together for an android hands on deep dive.

The session will be purely practical with the target of giving you an advanced understanding and practical application of Android.

Date: October 28th, 2011
Venue: FinAfrica (Located on UWEAL HOUSE in UMA showground)
Time: To be communicated

This is a developer event

You should come with your laptop with the android environment already set up

To set up your environment:

For Android:

Refreshments on the house!


Google sponsoring the prize for the event
Ugo  sponsoring the event
FinAfrica sponsoring the venue for the event

Java 7 Launch Party - Moving Java Forward

posted Jun 26, 2011, 11:01 AM by Richard Zulu

Date: 8th July 2011
Venue: Hive Colab
Time: 5pm - 7pm

GTUG Kampala will host java developers to a Java 7 Launch party at Hive Colab. Topics for discussion will range from what comprises the Java platform to what next for Java. Do not miss this interesting event.

Loads of swag to be won.

Event is sponsored by Oracle

Android Hackathon

posted Jun 9, 2011, 11:08 PM by Richard Zulu

Android developers are coming together for an evening session on android development. Topics are going to be totally dveloper related and awesome.

Please take note of the following once again:
- If you cannot make it please email with the word “Cancellation” in the title.
- Come with a fully charged Laptop and you must prepare your android developer environment

This event is for developers only

You should be working on an android app or be an android developer

You must come with your laptop and if possible a dongle

The event is going to be more of an unconference where topics for discussion shall be chosen by participants

Event details:
Location: Hive Collab
Date: Friday 10th June 2011
Time: 5pm - 9pm

*Refreshments on the House

Google Android Developer Challenge Launch Party

posted May 1, 2011, 7:25 AM by Richard Zulu   [ updated May 1, 2011, 10:11 PM ]

Google  launched an Android Developer Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa April 2011

The Android Developer Challenge is designed to encourage the creation of cool and innovative Android mobile apps built by developers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Invent apps that delight users and you stand a chance to win an Android phone and $25,000 USD. To get started, one has to choose three defined eligible categories , build an Android app in a team or by yourself, and submit it via the competition website by July 1st. 

Google Technology Users Group Kampala is hosting an Android Developer Challenge Launch Party this Month where Android Developers, Mobile enthusiasts, students and Tech Bloggers are all invited.

Event Details Date: 6th May 2011 Time: 5pm - 7pm Venue: Google Uganda Offices

Directions to Venue:

Program Lineup

1. Welcome Address by Organizers (5 minutes) - Richard Zulu, GTUG Kampala Lead

2. Android Trends & Brief Introduction to the Competition
(10 minutes) - Ham Namakajjo, Country Manager Google Uganda

3. Android Guest Speaker (20 minutes) - Simon Kaheru, SMS Media

4. Writing an Android app, Android Marketplace, Android devices (45 minutes) - Victor Miclovich, Android Developer

5. Breakout sessions & Wrap-up (30 minutes)
       Breakout sessions

6. Refreshments and Networking time

Loads of Android and GTUG swag to be won at the event.

To register for the event, visit Events Registration on the GTUG Kampala website.

See you then.

GTUG Meetup - 5th Session

posted Jan 30, 2011, 7:36 AM by Richard Zulu   [ updated Feb 2, 2011, 10:40 AM by Emmanuel Oluka ]

Date: 4th February 2011
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Venue: Google Uganda Offices




Speaker: Richard Zulu (GTUG Lead Kampala)

(PS: Video content accounts for close to one third of Internet traffic and is steadily growing. )

Here we shall look at the following:

  • Youtube for media
  • Youtube Channels
  • Searching for Content on Youtube
  • Youtube Partner program
  • Youtube Insight


Presenter: Emmanuel Oluka (Gtug Lead Kampala)

  • What is HTML 5?
  • How does it differ from HTML?
  • Sample code demonstration of HTML5 in action
Come with your wifi enabled laptops.

Please visit  to register for the event.

GTUG Kampala First Event

posted Mar 22, 2010, 2:41 AM by Emmanuel Oluka   [ updated Dec 7, 2010, 10:20 AM by Richard Zulu ]

Date:  Saturday 27th March, 2010

Venue: Google Uganda Office @ Nakasero - Lumumba Avenue Soliz House 4th Floor.

Time: 10.00am to 12:30pm

Arrival Time: 9.30am

Please come with your fully powered laptop and be ready to interact.

Find Event Location: Here

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