Event aims to bring Welsh developers together

The popular Google Developer Group event, which brings together people interested in the search giant’s development tech, has come to Cardiff.

Organised by a small group of tech professionals working in the Welsh capital, it aims to show that Cardiff is capable of being a major player in the international tech scene.

More than 50 people attended the first event, which took place in late July at Cardiff Library. There were two talks during the evening, covering Android development and Google Chrome.

As well as talking about the latest development trends, the guests had a chance to network in an informal setting, with free beer and pizza available.

Google, which runs these events globally, provided the organisers with freebies to give away, guidance on branding and promoting, and several talk ideas for future events.

The August event – held on the 25th – looked at JavaScript Angular JS and a range of iBeacon standards. Talks were held by GCell’s David Pugh and Craig Thomas from tinyBigIdeas.

Alex Jeffers, one of the organisers of the event, said: “Developers are the lifeblood of the Welsh tech economy, and without them, there would be no tech in Wales.

“This even promoted the scene to developers and made them aware that Google recognises Cardiff as a major-player in the scene.

“We want to raise the profile of Cardiff in the global tech community and to give local developers the inside track on the latest Google technology.”