About SMConf

SMConf is the flagship conference of #SiliconMountain which attracts creatives, hackers and organizers from Africa to the Mount Fako area of Cameroon for a day of code labs, talks and sessions of inspiration and fun.


Think Global, Build Local.

  • Featuring design workshops, code labs and ignite talks.
  • Everything required to challenge techies to conceive, code and collaborate.
  • Experience dedicated one-on-one sessions with startups at Startup Booths
  • Geeks showcase their talents; from good to great, iconic to inspirational.
  • We match off the map - pushing the boundaries of technology in Africa.

June 18



Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Bonie Fon

CEO, Bonaventure & Co. Ltd

Denis Nkweteyim

Lecturer, University of Buea

Bermond Yange

Graphic Designer, Colorfluid

Fritz Ekwoge

Bug Creator, FeePerfect

Submit a Talk

Do you have a lightning talk which can challenge creatives and techies to conceive, code and collaborate ? We're looking for great speakers who want to showcase talent, match off the map and push the boundaries of technology in Africa.

Submit A Talk

Event Schedule


Badge Pick-up & Settle In


Pre-Keynote show




Design Studios

Learn more about Graphic design, Illustration, Photography, Creative Imaging, Video Animation, Web & App design and Digital Publishing


Hackers Sandbox

Learn more about Cloud, Mobile, Desktop and Web. From DevOps, Scalability, Platforms, Programming Concepts, Tools and Techniques.


Startup Booths

Learn more about the products developed by startups in fintech, search, educational technology,etc .




Community Pavilion

Learn more about Community Management,Continuous Integration and Developer Relations.


After Hours

Event Partners

Event FAQs

SMConf 2016 will be held June 18, 2016 at Chariot Hotel Complex in Mile 18, Buea. The Chariot Hotel Complex is located 1 mile from Mile 17 in Buea and 70.1 km from the Douala International Airport.For information on driving directions and garage parking click here. The conference will include a full day divided between general sessions in the morning and three different breakout sessions in the afternoon: Design Studios, Hackers Sandbox and Community Pavilion. We will also have a Startup booth after Lunch for Developers and Designers to have one-on-one sessions with Startups.

Admission to the conference featuring presentations by Designer and Developers, Partners, Sponsors and other great content from the Silicon Mountain community. This includes complimentary admission to the Conference halls, Breakfast, Lunch, After Party and much more.
To register for SMConf 2016, please visit https://smconfb16.eventbrite.co.uk
How much does it cost to attend?
SMConf 2016 is free but tickets are required for check-in into the event premises.
Startups and Companies requesting booths have to register due to limited space.
Startup Registration: XAF 30,000
Company Registration: XAF 100,000
For sponsorship information please contact sponsorships@smconf.org

Buea is a historic town, Capital of German Kamerun, Southern Cameroons and West Cameroon. It contains touristic attractions such as the Mount Fako, the Prime Ministers Lodge(Schloss), Otto Von Bismark's Fountain and more. For more information you should check out LCM Tours.
Buea's weather during the raining season can be unpredictable and can change from block to block! The month of June is characterized by rains and temperatures around 26°C.
We recommend packing sweaters and an umbrella for varying weather conditions.

Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the Chariot Hotel Conference premises. We want the event to be an excellent experience for everyone regardless of gender identity and expression, differing abilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, age or religion, or other protected category.

Treat everyone with respect. You are invited to speak up if you see or hear something. You are empowered to politely engage when you or others are disrespected. Also, assume positive intent. If a participant engages in harassing or uncomfortable behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning or expelling the offender from the conference with no refund. If you are being harassed or feel uncomfortable, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference staff immediately.

2015 Highlights

Event Location

Chariot Hotel Buea
The Banquet Hall
Mile 18, Buea
Phone: +237677243603
Email: info@smconf.org