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An Android Development Masterclass for Beginners and Experts

AfricaHacks partnered with StemHub Foundation to offer a FREE three-hour Masterclass on building Android App from scratch. 

The second edition of the Tech series Masterclass which took place on Saturday,24th May 2020 had two speakers in attendance, Mr. Sachin Arora who an android developer, presently a Software Developer at Shopify and Mr. Ibrahim Momoh, a Nigerian Android and IOS developer with a B.s.c in electrical engineering, he is an OBD engineer at Cummins, in Canada. Both speakers gave a refreshed, tailored, and practical session on Android Development.

This event surpassed even the wildest expectations of the organizers. The aim of this international tech sessions was to ensure that the black tech community both in Nigeria, Canada, and other countries are ahead when it comes to cutting edge tech projects. This session had about 150 participants in attendance during the Google Hangouts session.

The event began with Dr. Adeola Oyebamiji, Founder of StemHub foundation letting us in on the mission and goals of StemHub Foundation. Christine Dikongué,  the VP internationalization of AfricaHacks introduced AfricaHacks, its goal, and collaboration with the Stemhub foundation to improve and align with the goals of AfricaHacks.

The first session at the Android Development Masterclass involved Ibrahim Momoh put us through an introduction to Android ecosystem, tools, concepts, and set up through the following steps:

  • Downloading and installing android studio
  • Navigating through the setup and settings of android studio 
  • Creating your first project with the android studio: Going through android studio components as well as different templates.
  • Showed how to create their first hello world on android
  • Working with Android emulator 

Sachin Arora put the participants through on building an android app from scratch during the Android Development Masterclass through the following steps:

  •  Creating a new emulator: selecting a virtual device. 
  • Working with API in Android studio and emulator. 

The participants were asked to tweet about the live session and send messages via different social media channels to invite their friends for a chance to win the AWS $2000 gift credit.

This session was the second arm of the Tech series marathon. The next session is on 30th May 2020.

The Tech Skill Acquisition Masterclass series continues Every Saturday at 5 pm WAT for 6 weeks. For more information about this series,

Follow us on twitter on @africa_hacks and @stemhub_ or visit www.africahacks.com or www.stemhubfoundation.com 

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