Nokia organizes advanced Java training

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Nokia organizes advanced Java training

By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria 

In furtherance of its commitment to support local developers ecosystem, Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has staged an advanced Java training workshop for its key developers and partners in Nigeria and Ghana.

The two-day training for 40 key developers at the Co-Creation Hub focused on utilizing the latest tools to develop applications for the new Nokia Asha Full Touch devices.

Tony Torp, a senior lecturer of software engineering at Tampere University of Applied Sciences in Finland, conducted the theoretical and hands-on training, which focused on developing the participants’ skills and current applications.

As part of the training, Torp also led a workshop for six potential Nokia Certified trainers from Nigeria and Ghana with the goal of certifying the trainers to be part of the official Nokia trainers network globally.

Speaking at the training, Head, Ecosystem and Developer Experience, Nokia West Africa, Teemu Kiijarvi, expressed Nokia’s delight in being able to bring a global top talent to Nigeria to support local developers in improving their skills in mobile app development. Nigeria, he said, has a thriving and growing mobile software start-up scene with a lot of potential for growth. He stated that the company will through the workshop and other initiatives like Nokia/Co-Creation Hub Growth Academy, continue to provide support to Nigerian developers and ICT companies.

“We are also extremely delighted to start the process of certifying the first West African Nokia trainers. Our goal is always to find and collaborate with the top local talents and by finding these certified trainers we have much wider developer training support network in the region. Through the process the selected trainers will become part of Nokia’s global trainer network and they will get access to materials and tools available only for selected partners. They will also get early access to the latest Nokia developer tools and devices. This is an extremely important moment for us and we have been working long towards this moment,” he said.

Also at the training, Ernie Ofori, one of the six selected potential Nokia-certified trainers described the Growth Academy program as a novel accelerator programme in Nigeria which will build the capacity of Nigerian technology start-ups to create world class applications that will meet the real needs of Nigerian consumers.

Describing the Training as “Reachability concept for low end phone,” Ernie Ofori said that the Nokia Java training is a training on technology for writing application on mobile phones, which does not only work on smartphones mobile devices but is also accessible on the low end phones.

Nokia and Co-Creation Hub are currently looking new candidates for the next Growth Academy program starting in October.



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