Google Developers Group (GDG), the non-profit community initiative
supported by Google Inc., will be soon launched at the Startup Village
here, an official said Wednesday.
"We have been trying for some time
to get a GDG here. We are really excited to finally be able to start it.
I hope this can contribute to the developer community in and around
Kochi," said Sanjay Nediyara of GDG Kochi. The official did not give any
date for the launch.
The group once activated would be catering
to the software developers community with events such as tech talks,
code sprints and hackathons.
The GDG is a part of Google's
Developer Relations programme to support developers who are interested
in Google technologies like Android.
This would be the second GDG
in Kerala after the GDG in the state's capital, the 40th in the country,
and the 380th on the planet. The previous 379 GDG's across the world
have already conducted 1,750 events in the past six months alone.
event set to be held immediately is the "Android Bootcamp", which would
be conducted by GDG Kochi in collaboration with GDG Ahmedabad.
It will be a complete Android workshop which covers the basic to the intermediate levels of Android development.