Refactory Academy Spearheads the Future with the first Uganda Developer Summit

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The first of its kind, the Uganda Developer Summit (UG DevSummit) will convene the software engineering tech ecosystem to engage, learn and connect. The UG DevSummit aims to catalyse a dynamic tech community that propels Uganda’s tech industry forward, drives innovation, and fosters a culture of collaboration and growth.

Tuesday 7th May 2024: Refactory Academy, a leading industry software skilling academy, is proud to announce the inaugural UG DevSummit. This landmark event will convene Uganda’s vibrant software engineering community on 18th and 19th July 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.

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.

“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 Academy. “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:

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

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 oers a valuable platform for learning, connection, and shaping the future of Uganda’s digital economy..

Pre-register today by visiting For more information and updates, email or follow us on social media using the #UGDevSummit social hashtag.

About Refactory Academy

Refactory is a software skilling academy dedicated to human capital development and revolutionizing Uganda’s tech industry by blending essential, in-demand technical skills with the soft skills needed for success in the tech industry & the digital economy. We are training the next generation of software developer talent and experts responsive to the needs of the ecosystem. Our mission is to close the skilling gap between education institutions and the marketplace. Over the last five years, we have trained over 500 young people with a placement rate of 91%. Our program oering is informed by in-demand skills for the ecosystem. Our mantra is designed by the tech industry for the tech industry!