- October 21, 2017
- Posted by: ZEPSTRA Team
- Categories: Events, News
The event which started after 10am local time at St. Claire Hotel, Molyko, Buea was attended by a couple of dozens of techies and non-techies around the Buea community. The event was tag “The launch/Community Challenge ‘Hack Day’ of the Facebook Developers Circle Buea”. The Facebook Developers Circle Launch which introduced the Buea community to the Facebook Developers Circle was concluded by 2 and a half hour coding session to launch the current Developers Circle Challenge. There were talks on Open Source, Managing a Tech Startup and talks on Facebook Platforms like Messenger and React Native.
Zepstra CEO, Franklin Fotang was honored to talk about “Managing a Tech Startup – The Ups and Downs”. He stressed out the importance of team work and how vital it is building the right culture and focusing on the business strategy.
Developer Circles is a new program for developers all over the world to connect, learn, and collaborate with other local developers driven by Local Communities and supported by Facebook.
Developer Circles is a community-driven program that’s free to join and open to any developer. Each Developer Circle is led by members of the local community who act as leads for the circle, organizing events offline and managing a local online Facebook community. Developer Circles are forums to share knowledge, collaborate, build new ideas, and learn about the latest technologies from Facebook and other industry leaders. Whether a member of a circle is a student learning how to code, a developer looking to turn an idea into a reality, or an experienced coder searching for the latest Facebook product and open source tool updates, Developer Circles empowers a diverse range of technical talent to improve their skills and access the information they need. By fostering stronger communities and creating more technical awareness, our goal is to empower developers, similar to existing Facebook programs like FbStart, which for the past several years has focused on helping early-stage startups succeed.