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.
Building for the world from
Nigeria with Open Source
An insight into the Made in Nigeria Open Source Project
Adewale "Ace" Abati
- Frontend Engineer & Developer Advocate at
- Web Engineer and Open sourcer
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+
Now a part of the Made in Africa collection on GitHub.
Top countries and regions percentage growth
in contributors since last year
State of the Octoverse
TOTAL DURATION OF
HAVE THEIR PROJECTS
LISTED ON THE REPO
HAVE BEEN CREATED
FOR GLOBAL USE
HAVE HELPED ADD
PROJECTS TO THE LIST
PEOPLE THAT HAVE
FORKED THE REPO
PEOPLE LOVE IT :)
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.
A growing community
Across 186 projects, there have been 1,049 total contributors that have made these
projects the quality they are today.
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.
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.
Simple, modular and accessible component library for React applications.
With over 16,054 stars and 344 contributors,
chakra-ui is the most popular project.
A python library built to empower
developers to build applications
and systems with self-contained
Computer Vision capabilities
A sleek graphQL client app for
querying GraphQL servers, like
Postman for graphQL. It also
comes as a Chrome extension.
library for dynamic grid layouts.
We need to provide a platform
where more women
contributing, creating and
sharing their open source
Talent is everywhere and you can
build for the world regardless of
where you are. We also need more
organizations to recognize this.
Powering a lot of these open
source projects. And getting into
contributing with these popular
tools is easier than ever.
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