By Tidjane Deme, Lead Francophone, Google Africa and Melina Mattos, Program Manager, Google Africa

This year so far has been about creating connections with local communities and resharing our knowledge and love for Google products either offline in our conferences or online with Google+. With the success we've had with our conferences in East and West Africa, we are excited to announce that in May we are coming to Dakar for g|Senegal and Abidjan for g|Cote d’Ivoire!

This year’s g|Senegal will have more hands-on coding sessions for more experienced developers, more sessions on new Google technology, and more local success stories--perhaps you will be featured. Join us for g|Senegal on 9 and 10 May at Place du Souvenir.

For advanced developers, the Dakar Google Technology User Group (GTUG) is holding a Google+ Hackathon to help developers build applications on the Google+ API. If you are interested in joining, please flag your interest when applying for g|Senegal Developer Day and we will send you more information at a later date.

For our first ever g|Cote d’Ivoire, we are excited to take part of the vibrant energy in this era of rebuilding. The event will focus on building innovative applications and helping the fast-growing business community come online. Sign up for g|Cote d'Ivoire on 14 and 15 May.

Remember to register early for these free events because May is just around the corner. Don’t forget to join the conversation about g|Senegal and g|Cote d’Ivoire on Google+ using the event hashtags #gsenegal and #gcotedivoire.



Posted by Scott Knaster, Editor