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Friday, March 25 • 5:05pm - 5:20pm
On Consistency and Strategy; Emerging a Star

It’s not just a zero hero story but also about consistency and strategic effort. I began my journey into Open Source through the Women of Open Source Community Africa (WOSCA) initiative in Africa.

Taking on challenges from WOSCA brought me into contact with the open-source community, which has influenced my career to date. Despite the difficulties I faced in finding an OSS project, using Git, and navigating through project codebases, in less than a year, I launched myself from being a code newbie to being an advocate for beginners, the first African Female GitHub Star, and a Maintainer in the CHAOSS community. 
I want to share how my strategy, the lessons, and paths worked for me and how we can be more proactive about diversifying open source contributions in Africa.

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Ruth Ikegah

Open Source Program Manager, Community Lead and GitHub Star, CHAOSS
Ruth Ikegah is an Open Source Program Manager, Technical Writer, and GitHub Star. She serves as the Community Lead at CHAOSS Africa, working to improve the health of Open Source communities on the continent. She also doubles as a maintainer in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion... Read More →

Friday March 25, 2022 5:05pm - 5:20pm WAT
Lagos Hall