UG Dev Summit 2024: All You Need to Know From Speakers, Programs and Ticket Information

UG Dev Summit

Refactory Academy, a leading industry software skills academy, is proud to announce the inaugural UG DevSummit. This landmark event will convene Uganda’s vibrant software engineering community on July 18 and 19, 2024, at the National ICT Hub, Nakawa, to foster collaboration, learning, and connection.

Under the theme “Positioning Uganda’s Tech Talent for Digital Economy Growth,” the UG DevSummit aims to bring together tech talent, employers, developers, regulators, and industry leaders to shape the future of Uganda’s digital economy.

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The UG DevSummit promises not just to spotlight the latest in Uganda’s burgeoning tech scene but to present a transformative outlook towards the transformation of Uganda’s digital economy through the lens of the country’s tech leaders and developers.

UG Dev Summit Speakers

Refactory Academy, the host, has confirmed over 10 guest speakers for their 2-day summit. These speakers will take part in on-stage interviews, fireside chats, and panel discussions. One of the speakers, Herbert Olowo, will discuss tech governance and policy regulation.

Other speakers include Peter Kawumi, the big boss for East Africa at Interswitch, and Shamim Nabuuma, the founder of Chil Femtech. She’ll also be giving a special opening speech. There will be more speakers too.


“The work we do at Refactory Academy involves training the next generation of software developers and experts to be of great relevance to the needs and demands of industry. This event allows us to go a step further by giving those that we train the opportunity to engage with and learn from peers, potential mentors, employers, experts and thought leaders.” says Micheal Nyitegeka, Executive Director, Refactory

“This summit is a powerhouse that will turn the spotlight on the incredible tech talent in Uganda and open us up to opportunities for growth, innovation, decent work, and Uganda’s qualitative economic growth.” adds Mr. Niyitegeka.At the UGDev Summit, participants can be assured of an enriching experience. Through a dynamic lineup of interactive sessions, technical demos/showcases, practical masterclasses, and unparalleled networking opportunities, delegates can expect to:

  • Learn from Industry Experts: Gain insights and practical knowledge from
    leading figures in the software development field.
  • Connect with Like-Minded Individuals: Expand your network, forge new
    partnerships, and collaborate with fellow tech enthusiasts.
  • Explore Cutting-Edge Technologies: Discover the latest trends and innovations
    shaping the future of software development in Uganda.
  • Ignite Innovation: Be part of a dynamic platform that fosters a culture of
    collaboration and drives progress within the tech sector.

UG Dev Summit Ticket Information

The UG DevSummit welcomes all stakeholders within Uganda’s tech landscape. Whether you’re a seasoned developer, a budding entrepreneur, or a seasoned professional, the summit offers a valuable platform for learning, connection, and shaping the future of Uganda’s digital economy.

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Tickets go for UGX50.000 per day for the summit. Registration can be done online at


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