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Building for the world from Nigeria with Open Source

Building for the world from Nigeria with Open Source

Using a listing of open source projects built by Nigerians for the world, we take a dive into the current state of open source in Nigeria. This talk is going to go over some data insights that we can get from this list and what we can do to improve them: demographics of contributors, languages, types of projects and also the people actively building stuff. It’d also shed some light on areas that we need to take note of including inclusion in open source.

Abati Adewale

March 16, 2021
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  1. Building for the world from
    Nigeria with Open Source
    An insight into the Made in Nigeria Open Source Project

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  2. Adewale "Ace" Abati
    - Frontend Engineer & Developer Advocate at
    Flutterwave
    - Web Engineer and Open sourcer
    - YouTuber
    @ace_kyd /AceKYD

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  3. A brief background
    Created out of the need to show that Nigerians do more than
    just consume tools but can also build tools for global
    consumption in March 2017.
    Criteria included: Created by a Nigerian, Global relevance, 10+
    stars.
    Now a part of the Made in Africa collection on GitHub.
    madeinnigeria.dev
    github.com/acekyd/made-in-nigeria

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  4. Top countries and regions percentage growth
    in contributors since last year
    https://octoverse.github.com/
    GitHub's 2020
    State of the Octoverse

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  5. STATS
    186
    YEARS
    TOTAL DURATION OF
    COLLATION
    04
    102
    95
    272
    477
    CREATORS
    HAVE THEIR PROJECTS
    LISTED ON THE REPO
    PROJECTS
    HAVE BEEN CREATED
    FOR GLOBAL USE
    CONTRIBUTORS
    HAVE HELPED ADD
    PROJECTS TO THE LIST
    FORKS
    PEOPLE THAT HAVE
    FORKED THE REPO
    STARS
    PEOPLE LOVE IT :)

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  6. 49,231+
    Popularity
    All of these projects have a combined total
    number of 49,231 stars showing how
    many people have found them useful all
    over the world.
    ⭐⭐

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  7. A growing community
    Across 186 projects, there have been 1,049 total contributors that have made these
    projects the quality they are today.
    1,049

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  8. Only 3 out of 95
    contributors are women.
    This prompts a lot of questions and concerns.
    About reach, awareness and the ecosystem in
    support of getting more women contributing
    to open source projects.

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  9. Only 4 out of 102
    creators are women.
    This indicates a serious need for more women
    to be supported and encouraged to be a part
    of open source. And also to not hesitate to
    come out and be proud of their work.

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  10. Simple, modular and accessible component library for React applications.
    With over 16,054 stars and 344 contributors,
    chakra-ui is the most popular project.
    chakra-ui
    ImageAI
    A python library built to empower
    developers to build applications
    and systems with self-contained
    Computer Vision capabilities
    Altair
    A sleek graphQL client app for
    querying GraphQL servers, like
    Postman for graphQL. It also
    comes as a Chrome extension.
    Magic
    Grid
    A simple, lightweight Javascript
    library for dynamic grid layouts.

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  11. Contributors

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  12. KEY TAKEAWAYS?
    We need to provide a platform
    where more women
    comfortable participating,
    contributing, creating and
    sharing their open source
    projects.
    Talent is everywhere and you can
    build for the world regardless of
    where you are. We also need more
    organizations to recognize this.
    JavaScript is right on top.
    Powering a lot of these open
    source projects. And getting into
    contributing with these popular
    tools is easier than ever.

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    THANKS
    Open to answering questions!
    twitter.com/ace_kyd
    Adebayo Oluwatosin
    Data Analyst
    @debayotomisin07
    Lorna Maria
    Data Analyst
    @lornamariak

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