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Laravel Nigeria — When meetups turn into conferences

neo profile image Neo Ighodaro ・1 min read

When the idea of Laravel Nigeria came to me; I talked with Prosper and we decided to make it happen, it was not how we imagined it. We did not think there will be 350 people who RSVPd and 150+ on the waitlist. We simply did not think that.

The first edition of Laravel Nigeria was a hit no doubt but nothing could have prepared me for the numbers of the second one. When I talked about the first one, I went into detail on how I organised the meetup with the help of companies like Pusher, Andela and a plethora of others. This time even more companies came forward to sponsor the event again. Chris Sevilleja from Scotch.io was amazing in the support for the meetup and we are glad it happened.

So without much talk I will share some of the pictures from the meetup. If you need more information about the next meetupor how you can help please leave a comment below and I'll be more than glad to reach out.

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More coming soon.

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Sadeeq A. Akintola

This is awesome. We appreciate your efforts for developing this community. We can't thank you guys enough. With the launch of the website, I'm sure with great contents which are of great importance to developers, we'll keep coming back. Also, your tweeter follower base is growing exponentially. Follow developers and let them follow you back. See what they are building and post what you are building too. Do some projects half way and push to github. Let developers fork it and improve on it. No one may have the time to develop an app from scratch, but they may like to contribute. That way, you would be helping devs nurture their profiles too...

So many things to talk about. Maybe when I'm not mobile, I could share more...

Great job you are all doing here, and thank you.

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Neo Ighodaro Author

Thank you so much for the kind words. Will keep doing my best to improve the community as a whole. Again thank you.

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Oladele Femi

I am actually not surprised at how LaravelNigeria Meetups 1 & 2 turned out; why? when you work with an excellent brand like Laravel and coupled with the dedication, passion and professionalism of the organizers. It can only be hits back to back. Pls let's work together on live feeds and feedbacks from outside Lagos during such events. Great work.

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Neo Ighodaro Author

Thanks a lot, we will try to bring live streaming to the next meetup!

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#Emarjay

Really appreciate what you guys are doing. Great one. But I'll also appreciate videos of the events so that those of us who could not make it to the venue will not miss out

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Neo Ighodaro Author

The videos will be uploaded soon after they have been edited. thanks a lot

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Ben Halpern

If there is any way dev.to can be helpful with your events, email yo@dev.to and let us know.

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Neo Ighodaro Author

Thanks a lot Ben. I'll shoot you an email today.

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Saquib Rizwan

This is amazing. I wish I cloud visit to attend this event next year..!!

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Chioke Gerald Ikenna

Well done Neo!. You guys are really building world changers here in Nigeria. Although I couldn't make it to the last meet up, but no doubt the first meet up showed positive signs of evolving.

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Neo Ighodaro Author

Thanks alot Chioke