GDG DevFest Karachi 2019 held at IBA Karachi

GDG DevFest Karachi 2019 held at IBA Karachi

November 23, 2019: The IBA, Karachi in collaboration with Google Developers Group Kolachi (GDG) organized a Tech Conference. The objectives of this conference were to encourage the youth to become an entrepreneur, become more skillful in their jobs and be more professional in their areas of work.

The Chief guest of the event was Dr. Sayeed Ghani, Acting Executive Director IBA Karachi.

In his welcome address, Dr. Sayeed Ghani congratulated the participants, guest speakers and the organizers for organizing this grand event. He further said that such tech events play a vital role in mobilizing the youth by providing them necessary skillset. Moreover, he elaborated how IBA Centre for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) is grooming and training the youth for entrepreneurship through its certificate courses, outreach activities and incubation facility. He also welcomed all young entrepreneurs to avail the services of IBA CED incubation center.

GDG DevFest Karachi 2019 held at IBA Karachi

In his community address, organizing member of GDG Kolachi, Mr. Eric Bhatti said that Google has community programs for young developers by the name of Developer Student Club, for experts Google Developer Groups (GDG) and Google Developers Experts (GDE), and for professional Google Business Groups (GBG). He also explained how to join these community programs and benefit from these amazing opportunities.

Furthermore, another member of GDG Kolachi, Mr. Mashhood Rastgar explained about DevFest that how it is being conducted in different cities of Pakistan i.e. DevFest Kolachi, DevFest Islamabad, DevFest Peshawar, DevFest Lahore. He also told that DevFest is being celebrated to engage youth to become a part of this agile community and to encourage their work.

In the Talk Track session; Mr. Tafseer ul Islam Siddiqui and Mr. Khuram Naseem highlighted the topic of Unicorn Scale. Mr. Asif Jafri and Mr. Atyab Tahir conducted a fireside chat on the role of developers in the emerging Pakistani Tech ecosystem. Mr. Waleed Arshad talked how Flutter and Design is an ingenious art. Mr. Junaid Muzammil told the importance of “Go language” that what is the future of this language and how one can excel in it. Mr. Sarim Rehman announced the launch of Google Business Groups (GBG) Karachi. Ms. Aqsa Kausar told about the Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Tensor Flow and highlighted Machine learning (ML) importance. Mr. Syed Ahmed Ali talked about managing containerized application on Kubernetes. Mr. Nuseer Abbas Sayeed told how technology is catalyzing a love for reading in children. Mr. Harris Solangi told how to extend your apps to Google Assistance. Mr. Abdul Mannan told that how does Bykea use BigQuery. Ms. Sana Zehra told about the drive growth with FireBase. Mr. Syed Muhammad Taha gave an introduction of Angular security for Angular developers and Mr. Arbaz Pirani spoke about Exploring Coroutines in Kotlin.

In parallel to the speaker sessions at the auditorium, the Community lounges were also set-up. In the community lounges, the guest speakers answered the queries of the participants in-person. Furthermore, the Coding Labs were also arranged to provide first hand practice of coding solutions.

The conference was attended by enthusiastic participants including IBA students, IBA CED students and incubatees, participants from different universities and institutes, industry professionals, and entrepreneurs. The participants were served with the sumptuous lunch, refreshments and giveaways.

GDG DevFest Karachi 2019 held at IBA Karachi
GDG DevFest Karachi 2019 held at IBA Karachi
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