• Hacktoberfest Nairobi Edition

    University of Nairobi

    DigitalOcean in partnership with GitHub are celebrating open source. Everyone around the world is encouraged to participate by signing up here. (https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com) Our meetup this month will revolve around open source technology. Participates will showcase their projects and participate in code contribution on GitHub.

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  • Hacktoberfest Nakuru Edition

    Egerton University

    DigitalOcean in partnership with GitHub are celebrating open source. Everyone around the world is encouraged to participate by signing up here. (https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/) Our meetup this month will revolve around open source technology. Participates will showcase their projects and participate in code contribution on GitHub. Talks Talks to focus on the experience and practice of participating or starting open source projects. Speakers will present their own personal projects and showcase project they have contributed to. Speakers Ethredah Chao [masked] Zephaniah Sefu [masked] James Gathu [masked] Munene Paul Kuria [masked]

  • DigitalOcean, Docker, and Go Workshop

    University of Nairobi

    Attendees, please register by doing both of the following: 1. Fill in this registration form (https://goo.gl/forms/rTiHIDb9bGU7VUfM2) 2. RSVP "Yes" on this page TALKS & DEMOS Deploying Docker-Containerized Apps to DigitalOcean by Christopher Ganga (@gangachris (http://twitter.com/gangachris); Chris' website (https://gangachris.com)), software developer at Andela (https://andela.com/), and contributing author at https://pub.scotch.io/@ganga • Docker? What is it? Why use it? • Containerizing a NodeJS app • Intro to Docker Machine • Dockerized DigitalOcean Droplets made easy • Automating deployment locally and with Circle CI • What's next? Let's share resources! Building Java REST delivery solution on DigitalOcean Cloud by William Ndira, Java Developer • Setting up a cloud server for Java • Building the Java REST solution from scratch • Deploying to a DigitalOcean server Go for the web by David Dexter Mwangi, lead developer at BlackSpace Kenya (http://blackspace.co.ke) • Why use Go Lang for the web? Is Go right for web development? • Building simple web app in Go • Deploy Go web app on DigitalOcean • Other deployment options for Go on DigitalOcean PROGRAM 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Welcome from the organizer. Introduction of key speakers 10:15 AM - 10:50 AM Talk and live demo from Chris Ganga of Andela Fellowship Kenya - “Deploying Docker-Containerized Apps to DigitalOcean” 10:50 AM - 11:30 AM Talk and live demo from David Dexter Mwangi of BlackSpace Kenya - “Go for the web” 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM Talk and live from William Ndira - “Building Java REST delivery solution on DigitalOcean Cloud” 12:10 PM - 12:50 PM Talk and live demo from Felix Ongati of Health Informatics Research at UoN - “DigitalOcean for Startups -- Running Lean != Learning Lean” 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch and networking 1:30 PM - 2:00PM Round of questions from audience 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Deployment Challenge Teams to be sorted by favourite development language. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A special welcome from David Mwangi, your DigitalOcean Nairobi Meetup Organiser: We’d love your feedback on how we can make this meetup more valuable! Tell us what talks, demos, foods, drinks, etc. you’d like to see at upcoming meetups — share your ideas in the Suggestion Box (http://goo.gl/forms/LRQXA4VX2TjgX8WS2). Anyone interested in giving a talk is welcome to submit a talk proposal (http://goo.gl/forms/PkXLN4LIEqq4Ujsq1). And if you’d like to help me co-organise/host future meetups, apply here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ur56Yf9j61F3fA8zaX-wPRKjiKvzRU0jH8bG_yJnSAE/viewform). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Join the DigitalOcean Community (https://www.digitalocean.com/community) to find all the resources you need to go from development to production. Before attending this event, we invite you to read our Events Code of Conduct (https://docs.google.com/document/u/2/d/1NEGQNUz8-36SAnOoW8GR_1iNyd4m1aT2CV1IZIlotKA/edit?usp=sharing).

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  • DigitalOcean & Nairuby Present: Deploying Ruby on Rails on DigitalOcean

    Nairobi: help kick off your first local DigitalOcean Community Meetup! Come share ideas and set the tone for the most valuable — and the funnest! — meetup you'll want to attend over and over again this year. Big thanks to iHub and Nairuby for partnering with us for our first meetup. Join fellow developers to share resources, learn, and form discussions around the latest cloud hosting and devops topics. Food and drinks will be served. New to DigitalOcean? Give it a try for free! Get US$10 credit using the code DOmeetup10NBO. Agenda: 17:00–17:15: Introductions 17:15–17:35: "Rails Capistrano Deployment" by Eric Caleb 17:35–17:55: A demo by iHub consultant Mboya Berry 17:55–18:15: "Deploying a Go Rest API on DigitalOcean" by David Mwangi 18:15–18:35: "Utilising DigitalOcean for SMEs — What's It Like for Developers" by Felix Ongati 18:35–18:55: Q&A 18:55–19:20: Food, drinks, networking 19:20–19:55: Demos Exhibition 19:55–20:30: Open house discussion + networking About the speakers: Eric Caleb (@mboyaberry (https://twitter.com/mboyaberry)) is a full-stack devops engineer, Co-Founder of Verby, and lead consultant for iHub startups including Esvendo and more. Software development is his passion and he believes a lot can accomplished using code, technology, and of course, good scripts! He likes Rails, Python with Django, and Java. For deployment, server configuration, and management of applications, he uses Capistrano and Chef. Eric is an active member of the Nairuby and Atlassian Communities in Kenya. David Mwangi (@daviddexter (https://github.com/daviddexter)) is the Co-founder and lead developer of BlackSpace Kenya, a vibrant startup focused on building enterprise softwares. He is passionate about the African narrative and building one software at a time is his way of changing the African tech atmosphere. In his spare time (not the often), he deejays at Club 64. Felix Ongati is an experienced software developer and works at the University of Nairobi as a health informatics consultant. He is the co-founder and immediate former Google Developer Group lead at the University of Nairobi. Felix has more than three years' experience in systems automation and helping SMEs move to the DigitalOcean cloud. He is passionate about technology and teaching, loves skating, swimming, playing chess; and fears UFOs. He doesn’t mind a hot triple cappuccino :) A special welcome from David Mwangi, your new DigitalOcean Nairobi Meetup Co-Organiser: We’d love your feedback on how we can make this meetup more valuable! Tell us what talks, demos, foods, drinks, etc. you’d like to see at upcoming meetups — share your ideas in the Suggestion Box (http://goo.gl/forms/LRQXA4VX2TjgX8WS2). Anyone interested in giving a talk is welcome to submit a talk proposal (http://goo.gl/forms/PkXLN4LIEqq4Ujsq1). And if you’d like to help me co-organise/host future meetups, apply here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ur56Yf9j61F3fA8zaX-wPRKjiKvzRU0jH8bG_yJnSAE/viewform). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Join the DigitalOcean Community (https://www.digitalocean.com/community) to find all the resources you need to go from development to production. Before attending this event, we invite you to read our Events Code of Conduct (https://docs.google.com/document/u/2/d/1NEGQNUz8-36SAnOoW8GR_1iNyd4m1aT2CV1IZIlotKA/edit?usp=sharing).

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