Facebook has what is called the Facebook Platform which is their tools and services that they provide to third party developers to create their own apps that run within the ecosystem. Thanks to this Platform, Facebook has been eager to see what developers are doing to build apps that will be used with its giant audience.
Facebook today has announced that they will have a ‘celebration of tech’ week which is part of their sponsorship of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa.
The Facebook team will be in Nairobi from today until 12th this month where they will take part and host in various activities that are aimed to learn from startups and the wider tech community.
Techcrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2017
First there is the partnership with TechCrunch in their Startup Battlefield Africa. “A day long event aimed at celebrating and uncovering the best innovators, makers and technical entrepreneurs in sub Saharan Africa,” Facebook says.
Some members from the Facebook team will be in attendance including Facebook’s Vice President of Partnerships, Ime Archibong, Facebook’s HEad of Platform Partnerships for MEA, Emeka Afigbo and from the Connectivity team, Uche Ofodile.
“We’re really pleased to be able to bring the first Startup Battlefield to Africa. This is an exciting event, with opportunities to discover the creativity, talent and imagination of startups from across the continent,” Ned Desmond, TechCrunch’s COO was quoted as saying. “TechCrunch has held events across the world, and being able to hold Battlefield Africa is a natural progression. We can’t wait to see the results.”
Facebook Developer Circles Africa Masterclass
There will be a three day training course that is geared to bring together developer circle leaders from across sub Saharan Africa.
Women in Tech event
Facebook will engage with influential women working in Nairobi’s tech ecosystem and also to share the company’s mission on diversity.
Facebook community event
This event is aimed at bringing together Community groups from across Nairobi.
SMB, Agency and Content Creators Workshops
They are planning several workshops targeting Kenyan entrepreneurs, agencies and small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) on how to grow their business using Facebook and Instagram.
Facebook Platform Meetup
Facebook wants to bring together developers, entrepreneurs and senior leaders at early mid-stage startups in Kenya to learn how Facebook’s Platform products can accelerate their business.