unStack 2019 event recap; All the announcements that matter
September 12, 2019 • 7 min read
unStack is a hands-on workshop community, tailored towards building great technical talents with a hands-on learning approach, learning about new technologies/tools and mastering patterns to navigate already existing ones.
This event which was completely sold out with 260+ people in attendance, being the first offline event of the unStack Community is not the first event nonetheless. The first-ever event of the unStack Community was a LIVE session on Zoom titled The Future of GraphQL for the Web with Nadir Dabit(Developer Advocate at Amazon) & Shodipo Ayomide as speakers.
The online zoom event impressively had 70+ developers tuned in LIVE into the event on zoom. The offline event was then conceived to accommodate folks in the Lagos Developer Ecosystem who could not tune into such LIVE sessions for reasons ranging from data to time and all.
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The event keynote which was taken by unStack’s Lead Shodipo Ayomide kicked off 17th August at 09:30 am WAT
- The first speaker session was handled by Software Engineer & Founder of Dev Career Akintunde Sultan @hacksultan speaking on Software Development: Beginner to Intermediate.
- The second workshop session was handled by Software Engineer Shedrack Akintayo @coder_blvck on the topic Getting Started with React.
- The third workshop session was run by Software Engineer at Andela Benny Ogidan on the topic Getting started with React and GraphQL
- The forth workshop session was handled by Senior Software Engineer at Andela Akinrele Sinmisola @simiakinrele on the topic Code splitting using Suspense and Lazy
- The fifth workshop session was taken by Media Developer Advocate at Cloudinary Obinna Ekwuno @Obinnaspeaks on the topic React + Accessibility (m16y) = Awesome Web for all
- Our fifth and last workshop session at unStack was handled by the amazing Olusegun Ayeni @iamraphson a Software Engineer at Paystack, who taught on the topic Amplify your productivity with React Native
The unStack event had amazing sponsors who helped unStack happen so smoothly.
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Andela builds distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software engineers. We handle talent assessment, onboarding, and continuous improvement. You get back to building and they are hiring!!
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This beautiful and impactful event was put together by the awesome unStack team of 7 persons, with different strength but came together in one vision to collaborate and create this 🔥🔥
|Name||Role||Twitter Handles||GitHub Handles|
|Shodipo Ayomide||Developer Advocate & Software Engineer / unStack Lead||@developerayo||developerayo|
|Adora Nwodu||Software Engineer at Microsoft / unStack Co-Lead||@theadoranwodo||AdoraNwodo|
|Orjiewuru Kingdom||Software Engineer at ShipStation & Andela / unStack Co-Lead||@kingisaac95||kingisaac95|
|Ademola Adegbuyi||Front-end Engineer at Paystack / unStack Co-Lead||@_ooade||ooade|
|Marvin Ogah||Product Designer / unStack Co-lead||NULL||dudesoamazing|
|Oluebube Princess||Software Engineer / unStack Co-Lead||@PrincesOluebube||Princesso|
|Emmanuel Odianosen||Software Engineer / unStack Co-Lead||@emma_odia||emmaodia|
We got a whole new insight on how much people are willing to contribute to themselves to good causes from watching the volunteer team of ushers provide a seamless experience for attendees! Worthy of mention is the fact that some members of the team were super early birds that day who reached out and simply asked: “How can I be of help?”
Well, how can you be of help to the unStack community? For starters, join the slack slack channel here: unStack Slack
Did I hear you ask: “When is the next unStack event?”
There is another unStack event in the works and this one… shssss…
Word on the street has it that it will be more lit than the last one because it is… Okay! Enough said! Do kindly set up your Slack & Twitter notifications so you do not get left out! Hope to see you soon!
Watch a two minute clip review of the unStack conference 2019: Video
Thanks for coming to unStack Conference 2019 and see you at the next meetup. 🔥🔥🔥🚀
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Sr. Developer Advocate & Engineer.