For most developers, the internet is home, and with various social networks to choose from, the internet is not such a lonely place anymore. Aside all the fun that social networks bring, it also helps to join meaningful groups for resources, idea generation and to seek for help when you get stuck.
As a developer, the first group I joined was Ovi Developers, which helps with Nokia store issues for developers and everything development for Nokia platform. Sadly, the group is not actively monitored by Nokia any more. Here are some groups and pages that have replaced Ovi Developers for me and I think can be of help to developers.
Google Developer Group
This group serves as a virtual meeting centre for Google developers and users. Many issues concerning Google development are addressed here and help is given freely. An average of five questions get answered daily. The group also organises a yearly physical meetup. You can apply to join the group here.
Microsoft DPE Nigeria
This is a Microsoft Nigeria developer support group. The Microsoft guys on the group help to answer technical and non-technical questions about Microsoft Development. In addition, Microsoft Nigeria just started a new fan page on Facebook to help out.
Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA)
If you are an open source developer in Africa, then this is a perfect group for you. The group is managed by the FOSSFA team.
The Afripreneur Facebook group serves as a business forum where people could learn and support businesses by sharing ideas and experiences with other entrepreneurs. And if you just want to listen and learn from others, the group allows that too.
This is an interesting group where ideas are shared on a daily basis. The group is full of experienced and upcoming programmers who are excited to engage and interact. To join, go here.
Do you know any interesting groups that you think would be interesting to join? Tell us about them in the comment box below and don’t forget to check out the developer corner for more nerdy bits.