Thursday 13 March 2014

Africa Android Challenge (AAC) 2014

Africa Android Challenge is a Platform that bring African  Android Developers together to compete and developers android apps for various platform,you can get all the information concerning the Android Developers Challenge 2014 here

By: Jesse Asiedu-Akrofi

Google Summer Of Code

Google Summer of Code 2014 has been announced! Please take a look at the Timeline for more information on deadlines.

About Google Summer of Code
Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. We work with many open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund projects over a three month period. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together over 7,500 successful student participants from 97 countries and over 7,000 mentors from over 100 countries worldwide to produce over 50 million lines of code. Through Google Summer of Code, accepted student applicants are paired with a mentor or mentors from the participating projects, thus gaining exposure to real-world software development scenarios and the opportunity for employment in areas related to their academic pursuits. In turn, the participating projects are able to more easily identify and bring in new developers. Best of all, more source code is created and released for the use and benefit of all.

By: Jesse Asiedu-Akrofi

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Update On Google Online Marketing Challenge(GOMC)

Here are some updates:

1) Launch of GOMC Website and Challenge: GOMC Competition has just launched! :) Important info and links below:

We want as many as possible to sign up for GOMC and for all of you who are AdClass trainers to track who is signing up. This competition will give your students practical experience with AW, bring businesses online for free with the possibility of coming to this year's OML if participants receive a good scoring! Below is more information.

2) AdClass Community: There are very few alums in the AdClass community - Can you all make sure that all your students are invited?? Here is info for how to get started with G+ and how to join a community

We are excited to announce that Professor Registration for the 2014 Google Online Marketing Challenge (GOMC 2014) is now open.

Now in its 7th year, the Google Online Marketing Challenge is a yearly global online marketing competition for students from higher education institutions around the world. Student teams develop and run a successful online advertising campaign using Google AdWords and Google+ for a real business or non-profit organization, using US$250 budget provided by Google. Winning teams are selected by Googlers and an independent Panel of Academics, based on the success of their campaign.

Apart from gaining hands-on digital marketing experience, students compete for some great prizes:
  • The global winners and their professor win a seven-day trip to San Francisco, including one day at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California, to meet Googlers from the AdWords, University Programs and Marketing teams.
  • The global winners also receive computing devices along with other Google products.
  • Digital devices for all global and regional winners across all categories including their mentoring professors.
  • Regional AdWords Business category winners, win trips to regional Google offices.
  • The opportunity to win donations worth a total of $30,000 for the non-profit partners
  • The opportunity to attend Online Marketing Lab if successful in scoring in the competition!

Over 65,000 students from almost 100 countries have participated in past years.

In order for student teams to participate in the competition, they first need to have a professor register. Professors can register from February 26th until May 14th. Please note that student registration will open March 5th.

For more information on the GOMC and how to register, visit our website and add the new GOMC G+ page to your circles!

So i entreat all members of the Google Club on the central university campuse to partake in this wonderful event

By:Jesse Asiedu-Akrofi(GSA)

Tuesday 4 March 2014

GDays Ghana 2014

G|Days Ghana is a community-organized conference with the mission of building an ecosystem of top developers, businesses / decision makers and students in some of the most exciting emerging countries. The event this year was powered by the Google Developer Group and the Google Business Group.The event was organised in two days which was on the 18th and 19th of February respectively

On the I8th of February which was Developers Day was very exciting,The theme for the event was Making The Transition From Developer To Tech Entrepreneur.During the program we had speakers from the tech-business ecosystem like Google,Encodev Lab,Vodafone,Nandimobile and so on,this speakers inspired the youth in they way they can use technology to better our life,one thing i took from the G|Day event organised on 18th February is don't think like an Oil company,think like a smart startup(Alfred Rowe,Ecodev Lab)

On The 19th of February was another exciting g|days,the theme or keynote address was " Making the transition from Developer to Tech Entepreneur".The Keynote was delivered by Estelle the country manager of Google Ghana,she talked about the various trends of business and how one can use tech tools to leverage on them 

By: Jesse Asiedu-Akrofi(GSA)