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Tuesday, October 24 • 14:55 - 15:35
Open Source 'The Hope for African Developers' - Konrad Djimeli, University of Buea

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The African tech community is built upon and depends greatly on open source development and products. Open source development has provided African developers with an opportunity to work and collaborate with renowned developers and experts in the technology industry. In this talk, Konrad Djimeli will share, how working with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory on the BRL-CAD open source project, through the Google Summer of Code enabled him develop great confidence and how this inspired other developers within his community. He would also talk about how his community in Africa gained so much international recognition after they produced the first African Grand Prize Winner for the Google Code-in, which is based on open source contribution and how this has led to the creation of a program which seeks to improve awareness of programming and computer science among teens and kids in Africa.

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Konrad Djimeli

Student Software Developer, University of Buea
Konrad Djimeli is a Computer Science student at the University of Buea, Cameroon. He is a software developer and an organizer within the Silicon Mountain community in Africa. He is an open source developer and evangelist in his community. He is also a Co-organizer of the Njaka (n... Read More →

Tuesday October 24, 2017 14:55 - 15:35
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