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Google Launches first African Developer Space

Google has officially launched its first developer space in Africa. Located in Lagos, Nigeria, space will host Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme as well as developer meet-ups, training, experts office hours, women-in-tech events, and startup programmes (outside of Launchpad). The space is open to developers, entrepreneurs and startups on the continent at no cost. In 2017 Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai had promised a developer space to house the company’s efforts to support the ecosystem in Africa.

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Shahrain Coovadia

Shahrain Coovadia is a Cyber Security Consultant at Deloitte, South Africa. Prior to joining Deloitte she started a web-design studio, and worked at the University of Cape Town as a teaching facilitator. Shahrain graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Commerce Honours specialising in Information Systems. She currently facilitates web & database management for Ecommerce Forum South Africa (EFSA).

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