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Open Source in Africa

Open Source in Africa

According to Github reports earlier this year, A certain number of African countries have been listed amount top contributors to open source and also users of Github. Countries like, Nigeria, Morocco, Ghana were all listed. In this talk, I'll talk about how open source is shaping the future of software development in Africa, very important communities supporting open source in Africa, and key players supporting open source in Africa. I'll also suggest better ways companies in more developed countries around the globe can support Open Source development and Software in Africa.

shedrack akintayo

October 19, 2020
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  1. Open Source
    in Africa
    SHEDRACK AKINTAYO
    01
    coder_blvck

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  2. Africa
    CONTINENT
    Africa is a continent in the
    world with various countries in
    it.
    POPULATED
    Africa is populated by
    1.216 billion people as at
    2016
    TALENT
    Africa's major resource is
    talent, we have various
    talented designers,
    developers, engineers.
    03

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  3. Github State of The Octoverse 2019
    Src: https://octoverse.github.com/
    04

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  4. Github State of The Octoverse 2019
    Src: https://octoverse.github.com/ 05

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  5. OSCA is a community of creative minds
    driving the open source movement in
    Africa.
    It was created to encourage more African
    developers to contribute to open source
    projects and advocate for open source
    movement in Africa. Its main goal is to
    ensure Africans not only use software
    and hardware, but are creators of these
    technologies.
    OSCA—Open
    Source
    Community
    Africa
    06
    https://www.oscafrica.org/

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  6. 07
    OSCA Demographics
    5 COUNTRIES
    11 CITIES
    1000+
    MEMBERS

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  7. OSCA PROJECTS
    OPEN SOURCE FESTIVAL
    An annual open source
    gathering of OSS enthusiasts
    and contributors from around
    Africa and other parts of the
    world.
    WOMEN OF OSCA
    A joint effort with She Code
    Africa to introduce and train
    more women and girls into
    open source
    OSCA X OPEN
    COLLECTIVE BOUNTY
    PROGRAM
    A collaboration with Open
    Collective to introduce more
    people into open source by
    paying contributors to fix bugs
    on Open Collective Projects.
    09
    OPEN SOURCE DESIGN
    AFRICA
    This is an effort by the design
    team of OSCA to help
    designers also get started with
    contributing to OSS.

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  8. Connecting with OSCA
    10
    • www.oscafrica.org
    • twitter.com/oscafrica
    • opencollecive.com/osca

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  9. Some Key Players
    In Africa's OSS
    Ecosystem
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  10. Hi, !I’m Samson, a software developer
    who believes in changing the world. I’m
    an open source advocate, primarily
    maintaining Sugar Labs while also serving
    on the board of directors, and
    sustaining Open Source Collective as a
    board member. I also co-founded Open
    Source Community Africa, a movement
    that promotes and educates everything
    open source within Africa ". I’m
    currently consulting with the African
    Union, International Telecommunication
    Union, and UN Women to bring more
    women into technology.
    Samson
    Goddy
    12
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/samsongoddy
    https://twitter.com/Samson_Goddy
    https://github.com/samswag

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  11. Ada Nduka Oyom is the founder of She Code
    Africa and Co-Founder of Open Source
    community Africa.
    She plays an active role in building new and
    integrating existing, Open Source communities in
    the African ecosystem as well, creating more
    gender diversity & advocacy in OSS via the
    “Women of OSCA (WOSCA)” initiative.
    In February 2020, she and her team organized and
    hosted 1000+ African developers to the largest
    Open Source conference for OSS developers in
    Africa, tagged “Open Source Festival 2020”
    Ada Nduka
    Oyom
    13
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ada-nduka-oyom
    https://twitter.com/kolokodess
    https://github.com/Kolokodess

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  12. Prosper Otemuyia is an Open Source
    Advocate, Evangelist and CTO at Eden
    Life inc. He is one of the pioneers of the
    open source movement in Africa. He is a
    regular speaker at developer events
    around the world.
    In 2016 prosper beat out top companies
    like facebook to trend number 2 on
    Github, Only Google was above him on
    the list of Trending Developers.
    Prosper
    Otemuyiwa
    14
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/prosperotemuyiwa
    /
    https://twitter.com/unicodeveloper
    https://github.com/unicodeveloper

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  13. Abigail is a Product Designer and Open
    Source Design "Avocado" !.She has over 3
    years of combined experience in technology;
    focusing on web and product design.
    Abigail loves open source and is passionate
    about helping people learn how to grow as
    open source contributors. She is a member
    of the Open Source Community Africa
    (OSCA), a community of creative minds
    driving the open source movement in Africa.
    She was a Google Code-In 2019 mentor for
    Anita B.org, a community that encourages
    the participation of all women involved in
    technology and open source.
    Abigail
    Makolo
    15
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/abigail-makolo
    https://twitter.com/abigail_mak
    https://abigailmakolo.com/

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  14. Marlene is a Zimbabwean explorer,
    speaker and cucumber enthusiast based in
    the city of Harare. I'm an advocate
    for using science and technology for social
    good and increasing diversity in these
    fields. She is a director and vice-chair for
    the Python Software Foundation, and the
    chair of PyCon Africa. I'm also currently
    pursuing a computer science degree with
    the University of London.
    Marlene
    Mhangami
    16
    http://marlenemhangami.com/
    https://twitter.com/marlene_zw

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  15. Segun Adebayo is a seasoned User Interface
    Engineer with a passion for design systems,
    accessibility, and product design.
    He's the creator of Chakra UI, a popular React
    component library that helps you create accessible
    websites and apps with speed.
    Segun is the Design Engineering Manager at
    http://Tradeling.com. He also co-founded
    CareerLyft, an online resume builder to help job
    seekers in Africa create compelling resumes.
    Segun
    Adebayo
    17
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesegunadebayo
    https://chakra-ui.com/
    https://twitter.com/thesegunadebayo

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  16. Notable OSS
    Projects and
    Communities
    FROM AFRICA
    18
    ChakraUI
    Image AI
    Danfo.js
    Made-In-Nigeria
    Code4Africa
    Open Source Community Africa
    Material Palenight Theme
    The Free Software and Open Source
    Foundation for Africa

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  17. How to Provide Better
    Support for OSS in Africa
    • Sponsor OSS Events.
    • Provide OSS learning Support.
    • Establish OSS Initiatives.
    • Provide a voice for African OSS creators and contributors.
    • Hire more folks from Africa.
    • Promote OSS from Africa.
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    Thank you!
    TWITTER
    @coder_blvck
    LINKEDIN
    https://linkedin.com/in/shedrac
    kakintayo
    BLOG
    https://sheddy.xyz

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