Nairobi Holds Developers’ Day to Promote Cloud Technology Adoption in Africa

By Irene Gaitirira

Oracle Cloud offerings - Java, Database, Developer & Mobile Cloud servicesA four-day event with experts on cloud computing technology, hands-on demo sessions and a hackathon challenge to test knowledge gained is set to run in the Kenyan capital at the beginning of October 2016.

Oracle and Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB), who are organising the event to be held at KCB Leadership Centre in Nairobi October 4-7 say it will consist of focused and in-depth sessions with experts on Oracle Public Cloud Services.

“In an effort to grow the adoption of cloud services efficiently across Africa,” Oracle and KCB say they plan to hold a developers day targeting their “ecosystem of customers, partners, independent software vendors, user groups and innovation hubs.”

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“Digital disruption has transformed how business is being conducted across the continent, and developers are tapping into this premise to develop products and services with an impact on the lives of the continent’s population,” Oracle says.

Felix Del Barrio, Oracle’s Vice President in chage of Technology Regional Business Development for Europe, Middle East & Africa region, shall give a talk on how developers can maximise on the new industry developments to build their enterprises.

KCB, one of the leading commercial banks in the East African region will have an opportunity to showcase the success in their operations since adopting cloud technology. Currently, KCB is one of the few banks that have revolutionised the access of credit among Kenyans through the provision of loans entirely through the mobile phone.

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Out of the forum, developers are set to acquire new ways of collaborating for productivity in development.

Over the course of three days, developers will battle it out in the Hackathon challenge to develop an application using any of the Oracle Cloud offerings – Java, Database, Developer & Mobile Cloud services and get the chance to be a co-founder of a start-up company.