DevFest for Ukraine, humanitarian Android software engineering

DevFest for Ukraine is a charitable (virtual only) tech conference that will bring together 20 speakers over two days, featuring live streams from London and Lviv. 

It will address key topics for the future of tech, including trends in Android, web and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The project leaders behind this event have said that their initial goal was to raise several thousand dollars – due to multiple donations from individuals and partners the group has already doubled its target.

With the funds raised, this developer conference will aim to enable the purchase of first aid kits, bulletproof vests and several tons of humanitarian aid.

The conference will take place online on June 14 and 15, featuring both live and recorded sessions from the UK and Ukrainian capitals, along with live Q&As. 

Developer speakers

Industry speakers include Romain Guy and Chet Haase, who have been building Android since 1.0, Jhey Tompkins and Una Kravets from the Google Chrome team, plus Robert Crowe from the TensorFlow team who will talk about trends in Machine Learning (ML) development.  

Participation is donation-based: a donation will provide access to the live stream and recordings after the event. 

The participants will also get an opportunity to interact with about 1,000 fellow developers from around the world, and most importantly support an important cause.

All funds raised will go to three Ukrainian non-governmental organizations: “Come Back Alive”, “Nova Ukraine” and “Children’s Voices”.  Each of them support a different cause in a transparent public way. Learn why the organisers chose these organizations.

You can join the fundraiser on the website to access live streams and session recordings at this link devfest.gdg.org.ua

Hashtags include #DevFestForUkraine and #StandWithUkraine

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