juliet EhimuanGoogle today opened its third web and mobile conference g|Nigeria. The two-day event brought together hundreds of tech savvy entrepreneurs, developers and journalists, and provided training sessions on how to get the best from Google products. Participants got the opportunity to discuss the future of web application development, receive training on Google’s products and learn about online business skills.

In a press note made available to us by Africa Practice,one of the notable highlights of the g|Nigeria event was the launch of Gmail Chat SMS. This new feature allows users to use Gmail Chat to communicate between all mobile phones and platforms, even if they are offline or have an SMS and voice only phone. The new products also allow users to receive Google+ SMS notifications and post status updates via SMS, and will ensure that the users are always connected with the people in their circles.

The third annual g|Nigeria event reemphasizes Google’s commitment to making the web more relevant to the everyday Nigerian. The conference featured capacity-building sessions for top-tier journalists, news webmasters software developers, and business owners. The sessions are focused on showing Nigerians new opportunities to make money from the Internet. Attendees were able to explore Google’s platforms through a combination of tech talks, breakout sessions and code-labs run by engineers and business teams from across the globe. Key among the speakers were Juliet Ehimuan, the Country Manager for Google Nigeria and Nelson Mattos, the Vice President of EMEA Product Management and Engineering for Google.

Conference content included Google’s developer and business technologies, ranging from established products such as Google Maps and YouTube, to brand-new Google innovations such as GMail Chat SMS, Trader SMS and Google+ SMS products. The first day focused on hands-on training from Google engineers specializing in popular tools such as App Engine, Android, Maps, Google+ and Webmaster Tools, while the second day was focused on marketers, webmasters, and entrepreneurs. Google highlighted tools for the development of the news industry in Nigeria through tailor-made workshops

for journalists and news webmasters, and attendees got to see awesome applications built by Nigerian developers for Nigeria and the world !

Commenting on the event, Juliet Ehimuan, Google Country Manager for Nigeria, said,“ Google is excited about the third annual g|Nigeria conference, and about the opportunity to bring new innovations to Nigeria. The conference will inform developers and businesses on relevant ways to make the most of the web and broaden the range of technical skills relevant to today’s technology landscape.”The event continues tomorrow.

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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