droidcon Android developer conference coming to Dubai
droidcon Dubai will host developers and Android experts in the UAE in April
The world's largest Google Android developer conference, droidcon, will be coming to the UAE in April for the first time.
droidcon Dubai, the GCC's largest community-driven Android developer conference, will be held from April 14-16 2015, to bring together expert speakers and network with people from across the tech and Android industry.
Dubai Internet City (DIC) has been announced as the headline partner for the event, which will also see participation by experts from Microsoft, PayPal, Blackberry, Intel, Groupon, and Facebook to give talks and host workshops.
The event will further drive the development of the UAE's start-up landscape by giving talent access to industry leaders, encouraging new ideas, and nurturing innovation. Droidcon attracts thousands of attendees to its existing events in Berlin, London, New York and Moscow.
Commenting, Majed Al Suwaidi, managing director of Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource Zone, said: "We are committed to developing the tech community in Dubai and supporting start-ups and entrepreneurs, and we continue to look at ways we can promote new initiatives and events in order to encourage innovation and creativity.
"Globally, droidcon has played a major role in driving innovation within ICT and more specifically the Android sector, and the Dubai edition will provide the ideal platform for industry leaders to share knowledge with people from across the tech value chain, and support the growth of the Emirate's Android ecosystem."
Boris Jebsen, Founder of droidcon added: "droidcon has grown to become one of the biggest tech events worldwide, and we have pioneered the growth of a global network of tech experts who all support the Android platform as a way to achieve business goals.
"Following successful conferences around the world, I am confident that Dubai will be an exciting new journey for us, and we hope to establish droidcon Dubai as one of the region's leading events in the coming years. We are delighted to be partnering with Dubai Internet City, who have truly championed the growth of the region's ICT industry, and I look forward to hosting the inaugural Dubai event in April."