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Thursday, March 24
 

8:00am WAT

Registration

Thursday March 24, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am WAT
Lagos Hall

10:00am WAT

A Primer on Blockchain and RSK

My talk will introduce attendees to a glossary of 25 blockchain terms, I will be defining and explaining each of the 25 terms. Anyone interested in blockchain will find this talk very interesting, as they will have a good understanding of the meaning for some commonly used blockchain terms like Distributed Ledger technology, Bitcoin, Decentralisation/centralisation, Block, Consensus Mechanisms, Transactions, Smart Contracts, and 18 other terms.
I will also be introducing RSK, the safest smart contract Blockchain platform in the world, secured by the Bitcoin Network. RSK was built, and is currently being maintained by IOV Labs. Any open source developer with the required knowledge is very welcome to contribute to the RSK protocol.

Speakers
avatar for Gino Osahon

Gino Osahon

Developer Advocate, IOV Labs
Gino is very passionate about youth empowerment, and skills acquisition. He has over 7 years of experience designing, planning, implementing, monitoring, reporting activities and projects for developers, designers, and startups. Gino works as a Developer Advocate for @IOV Labs, where... Read More →


Thursday March 24, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am WAT
Lagos Hall

10:00am WAT

Contributing to the Linux Kernel

The Linux kernel is the largest software project on the planet with over 21 million lines of code. However, the learning curve of contributing to the Linux Kernel is pretty steep and choosing the right direction might be somewhat difficult (but not hard).

This workshop aims to highlights how new and experienced engineers can learn more about the Linux Kernel and make their first contribution.

Here's a quick overview of what will be covered during this workshop:
  • Configuring a kernel development system
  • Git basics
  • Building and installing a kernel
  • Writing and testing kernel patches
  • Writing commit logs and committing patches
  • Communicating and working on feedback from the kernel community

Speakers
avatar for Umegbewe Nwebedu

Umegbewe Nwebedu

Site Reliability Engineer, TCI Technologies
I'm a Site Reliability and Linux Engineer with a passion for Open Source and Communities. You can talk to me about Linux, DevOps and Cloud Systems


Thursday March 24, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am WAT
Addis Ababa Hall

10:00am WAT

Creating a Customized Alert Dialog in Android using Android Navigation Components

Ever wondered how you can alert a user to carry out certain activities within your android application? If yes, you are in luck.

In this workshop, I will show you how to use the Alert Dialogs tool to trigger alerts on an Andriod application.

Speakers
avatar for Rita Okonkwo

Rita Okonkwo

I am a Software Engineer, Public Speaker, and Community Builder enthusiastic about the open-source field. Talk to me about Software Engineering, Public Speaking, Community Building, Open-source maintenance & Contribution


Thursday March 24, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am WAT
Cape Town Hall

10:00am WAT

Image Classification with Computer Vision and Google Colab

One essential problem we are trying to figure out in computer vision is the ability to automatically detect objects in an image without human intervention. Face detection can be thought of as such a problem where we detect human faces in an image. There may be slight differences in the faces of humans but overall, it is safe to say that there are certain features that are associated with all the human faces.

The aim of this workshop is to provide an up-to-date review of computer vision in facial image processing with python, especially in the areas of the entertainment industry, surveillance, and other human-computer interaction applications.


Speakers
avatar for Francis Musasizi

Francis Musasizi

Software & AI Engineer, cajya
Iam Musasizi Francis Kamanzi, a software and AI developer from Kampala Uganda who is self taught and loves to teach code to students and tech enthusiasts who want to advance there careers in AI, Software and Data Science


Thursday March 24, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am WAT
Accra Hall

11:00am WAT

A Primer on Understanding Blockchain Data

Blockchains are onboarding millions of users and carrying out millions of transactions per second, this workshop gives an insight into data available across multiple chains, how to access this on-chain data and how to make sense of the data.

Here's a quick overview of what will be covered during this workshop:
  • The meaning of Blockchain Networks
  • What kind of data is available on Blockchain Networks
  • Multi-Chain Data: Accessing L1 and L2 protocol data, including Sidechains and Optimistic Rollups
  • ELT vs ETL 
  • Demonstration: Replit and Metabase Samples

Speakers
avatar for Emmanuel Oaikhenan

Emmanuel Oaikhenan

Developer Relations Engineer, Covalent HQ


Thursday March 24, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
Accra Hall

11:00am WAT

Let's talk about technical writing

Technical writing, though primarily concerned with sharing technical knowledge and experience to help others, also helps to reinforce your knowledge on the topic you're writing about while still demonstrating your technical ability and level of talent.

In this workshop, I will teach you everything you need to know to get started with technical writing. Here's an overview of what will be covered:
  • The meaning of technical writing
  • The various forms of technical content and why you should start writing
  • The prerequisites to become a writer 
  • Standard tools used by writers, including resources to become a better writer
  • Tips for writing better content and exploring career paths in technical writing to make $$$
  • How to boost SEO for technical content

Speakers
avatar for Solomon Esenyi

Solomon Esenyi

Technical Writer, Unstoppable Domains
I'm a Python/Golang developer and Technical Writer with a passion for open-source, blockchain, cryptography, and serverless technologies. You can talk to me about tech as a whole.


Thursday March 24, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
Lagos Hall

11:00am WAT

Open Source 101: Version Control with Git and GitHub

Version control is an essential part of everyday modern-day software engineering practices and is the core backbone of open-source. Once accustomed to the tremendous benefits of version control systems, many developers wouldn't consider working without it, even for non-software projects.

In this workshop, I will introduce you to version control, how version control systems work, what Git and GitHub are, how to install and set up Git and GitHub, and how to contribute to OSS projects the right way using Git.

It would be super beneficial if you have the following before coming to the workshop:
  • A desire to learn
  • A working laptop running on any operating system (Windows, Linux, or macOS)
  • Some basic understanding of the command-line interface
  • Basic fundamental programming knowledge

LINK TO SLIDES:
https://slides.com/bolajiayodeji/version-control-with-git-and-github

Speakers
avatar for Bolaji Ayodeji

Bolaji Ayodeji

Developer Advocate, Commerce Layer
Bolaji is a Software Engineer, Content Creator, and Community Engineer who currently works as a Developer Advocate at Commerce Layer. He's passionate about sharing knowledge, learning, teaching, building communities, web engineering, documentation, Jamstack, headless commerce, open-source... Read More →


Thursday March 24, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
Addis Ababa Hall

11:00am WAT

Open Source Paths in Learning Mixed Reality Development

Mixed Reality (MR) is a new and rapidly evolving field, in which many people are exploring ways to get started with development. Some of the challenges to picking up MR development are a lack of accessibility due to paywalled solutions or the need to learn a new programming language or tech stack.

In the past year, I transitioned from full-time web development to MR development using my existing knowledge and open-source javascript libraries and framework. This process helped me to focus more on building and learning about this new domain.

This workshop is targeted at web developers & creators who are interested in exploring Mixed Reality (MR) development. I will introduce open source options that increase access to the MR domain, address the hurdles of learning paths that are paywalled and leverage existing web development skills.

Speakers
avatar for Tayo Madein

Tayo Madein

Omotayo Madein (aka Tayo) is a Software Engineer and a human-centred design enthusiast from Nigeria. As a Technical Designer on Microsoft's Mixed Reality - Developer Experience team, she's currently building Mixed Reality experiences that leverage web technologies and exploring opportunities... Read More →


Thursday March 24, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
Cape Town Hall

12:00pm WAT

Create your Open Source Project

Just like the favourite open source projects you admire, you too can start your open source project with the aim of solving real-life problems or something that interests you.

In my experience with open source, I realized that so many people find it challenging to start their projects. While there are some theoretical resources out there, you rarely find practical guidance.

In this workshop, I will not only show but also guide you through creating your first open-source project. Here's a quick overview of what will be covered:

  • What an Open Source Project is.
  • How to create a project on GitHub
  • Setting up your repository (Licenses, Readme, Contributing guide, etc.)
  • How to establish branding for your project
  • Best marketing practices for your project

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Ikegah

Ruth Ikegah

Community Lead, CHAOSS
Ruth Ikegah is an Open-source Advocate, Technical Writer, GitHub star, and a People person. She is sparked about onboarding beginners into the tech system, especially the open-source space. Asides from being actively involved in tech, She is a social volunteer and a voluntary blood... Read More →


Thursday March 24, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm WAT
Lagos Hall

12:00pm WAT

Sourcegraph: A must have developer tool for Open Source

When contributing to Open source, you definitely need a tool that can help you understand the code, find relevant snippets, automation of large scale code changes and most importantly a tool that works seamlessly with your favourite code editor/IDE. This is why Sourcegraph is a must-have tool for developers contributing and developing Open Source projects.

In this workshop, we would be having a deep dive into the world of sourcegraph, various ways it can help in contribution to open source and how you can integrate sourcegraph in your VScode. An outline of what would be covered during this session:

  • What is Sourcegraph?
  • Importance of Code Search in Open Source
  • Using Sourcegraph features for Open Source
  • Contributing to Sourcegraph Code base
  • Live Demo: Sourcegraph VS Code Extension
  • Who else uses Sourcegraph?

Speakers
avatar for Michael Bali

Michael Bali

Application Engineer, Sourcegraph


Thursday March 24, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm WAT
Addis Ababa Hall

1:00pm WAT

Lunch Break
Thursday March 24, 2022 1:00pm - 1:30pm WAT
Lagos Hall

1:30pm WAT

Building and Contributing to Open Sourced Developer Tools

Developer tools allow developers to build, test, debug and deploy software. In this talk, you will be learning about the concepts of developer tools, how they help the tech community, and how to build and contribute to these tools.


Thursday March 24, 2022 1:30pm - 1:45pm WAT
Lagos Hall

1:45pm WAT

Rethinking Serverless Containers

The pain of writing serverless functions, paying for resources that are not In use, and runtime unavailability can be a developer’s nightmare. With Serverless containers, You can run any programming language of your choice, pay for resources used, and focus on the business logic of your app.

Serverless Containers are the game changers we have been waiting for. Come and join me in this talk as I demystify Serverless Containers.

Speakers
avatar for Obinna Odirionye

Obinna Odirionye

Kubernetes Engineer, Kubermatic
I'm Obinna Odirionye, a Kubernetes Engineer at Kubermatic and  Maintainer of CNCF Helm working on ChartMuseum. I work on tooling, Infrastructure, and distributed systems. At Kubermatic, he works with a team of smart folks to make Kubernetes more developer-friendly, from Boostrapping... Read More →


Thursday March 24, 2022 1:45pm - 2:00pm WAT
Lagos Hall

2:00pm WAT

Day In The Life: Becoming a smarter engineer and not a better one

Navigating the career space for software engineering can be a challenge and understanding the technical complexities of writing good software, having excellent soft skills, contributing to open source and utilizing that experience in the next interviews is just too much for those who have never been opportune to get that under their toolbelt.

Utilizing graph relations and pleasant technical examples of what to “focus” on rather than what to do is what this talk centers on.

I shall be covering what it takes to go from writing code to actually building relevant experience for the workspace that takes you from the small jobs to the big leagues.

Speakers

Thursday March 24, 2022 2:00pm - 2:15pm WAT
Lagos Hall

2:15pm WAT

Technical Writing Made Easy

I believe we all are storytellers at heart. When we express those stories in words, we create something exciting. Yes, we create stories, but it also creates WRITERS.

Technical writers are not different from storytellers. They ideate, process the idea, give it a shape using words, and produce it as articles, journals.

Join me on this talk in experiencing the learning to become a confident technical writer. I will show you how to:
  • Find a topic you can write about quickly
  • Create your unique process to write consistently
  • Produce high-quality content
  • Get noticed by the developer community, publishers, and organizers
  • Make money through technical writing and more!

Speakers
avatar for Tapas Adhikary

Tapas Adhikary

Senior Manager UX and UI Architect, Microfocus
Tapas Adhikary is a passionate Blogger and YouTuber sharing his decade long knowledge with many web developers worldwide. He is a top author on various platforms like Hashnode, Dev, freeCodeCamp, and Codenewbie. He is an open-source enthusiast who contributes, maintains, and grooms... Read More →


Thursday March 24, 2022 2:15pm - 2:30pm WAT
Lagos Hall

2:30pm WAT

The Many Sides of an Open Source Career

The open source world is as exciting as it is varied. There are so many ways to get involved in open source and grow your career. This talk will explore some ways that you can do this through my journey. Whether you want to be a software developer, community manager, UX designer, program manager, developer advocate, technical writer - there is no shortage of ways to thrive in the ecosystem.

At F5, I am helping build the open source culture as part of a new Open Source Program Office. What does that mean? We’ll talk about that in this talk. In my previous role at Facebook (Meta Platforms), I saw projects as big as React grow. How did that happen? We can talk about that. I’ve seen developer communities thrive on open source projects, engineers excel through their work in these projects, and students learn real-world skills using these projects. At many turns, I’ve seen the power of open source used to inform and transform careers.

After listening to this talk, your mind will be open to the many ways that open source can help you with your career.

Speakers
CA

Christine Abernathy

Sr Director, Open Source, F5, Inc.
Christine leads the Open Source Programs Office at F5. Christine joined from Facebook (now Meta Platforms) where she was instrumental in growing their open source presence. Prior roles included Developer Advocate Parse, Facebook Platform and Partner Engineer, Mobile. Before Facebook... Read More →


Thursday March 24, 2022 2:30pm - 2:45pm WAT
Lagos Hall

2:45pm WAT

NaijaVoice: Curation of speech-text corpora for Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba languages

Ever thought of being able to talk with Siri or Alexa in Igbo or Yoruba or Hausa language? Incidentally, that is not possible at the moment because existing speech recognition technologies are not yet available in any African language.

Therefore, the speakers of only African languages are currently excluded from the benefits of voice-enabled technologies. To solve this, NaijaVoice is a project that uses a community-participatory approach to curate speech recordings for Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba languages (the three main languages in Nigeria).

In this talk, I will finally talk about our current proof-of-concept Igwebuike Community which marks the initiation of NaijaVoice for the Igbo language and discuss ways you can contribute to your language.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Emezue

Chris Emezue

Student & Entrepreneur, Masakhane & Lanfrica & Mila


Thursday March 24, 2022 2:45pm - 3:00pm WAT
Lagos Hall

3:00pm WAT

Lanfrica: A Participatory Approach to Documenting Machine Translation Research on African Languages

Over the years, there have been campaigns to include the African languages in the growing research on machine translation (MT) in particular, and natural language processing (NLP) in general. Africa has the highest language diversity, with 1500-2000 documented languages and many more undocumented or extinct languages.

This makes it hard to keep track of the MT research, models and dataset that has been developed for some of them. As the internet and social media make up the daily lives of more than half of the world, as well as over 40% of Africans, online platforms can be useful in creating accessibility to researches, benchmarks and datasets in these African languages, thereby improving reproducibility and sharing of existing research and their results.

Lanfrica is a novel, ongoing framework that employs a participatory approach to documenting research, projects, benchmarks and dataset on African languages. Come and learn about Lanfrica in this talk!

Speakers
avatar for Chris Emezue

Chris Emezue

Student & Entrepreneur, Masakhane & Lanfrica & Mila


Thursday March 24, 2022 3:00pm - 3:15pm WAT
Lagos Hall

3:30pm WAT

Sustain Africa

Sustain Summit is a one-day conversation for Open Source Software Sustainers. We would be talking about Sustainability - the sustainability of resources and the sustainability of its people.

The conversation around the comprehensive overview of how FOSS is developed, maintained, utilized, and providing a roadmap for solving the cultural, financial, and institutional issues among open source project maintainers continues to be the focus of Sustain. It will be expressing discussed at the #SustainAfrica summit at the Open Source Festival.

At the Sustain Africa summit, there would be no keynotes, talks, or sponsor demos. Your undivided attention will be required. Phones and laptops will not be used throughout, and you will be asked to put devices away if they are a distraction to you or anyone else, as facilitators take you through the journey of Open Source Sustainability.

Full details, agenda and registration: https://festival.oscafrica.org/sustain-africa

Thursday March 24, 2022 3:30pm - 6:00pm WAT
 
Friday, March 25
 

8:30am WAT

Registration

Friday March 25, 2022 8:30am - 9:45am WAT
Lagos Hall

9:50am WAT

Creating UI components with Statecharts

Creating UI components with Statecharts Statecharts (aka state machines) are becoming the de facto way of managing component states and events. This talk will explain how they work and how to build common UI widgets with them.

Speakers
avatar for Segun Adebayo

Segun Adebayo

Creator and Maintainer, Chakra UI
Segun is the creator and maintainer of Chakra UI. He is passionate about building tools, design systems, and accessible components that help bridge the gap between design and code.


Friday March 25, 2022 9:50am - 10:25am WAT
Lagos Hall

10:25am WAT

Non Technical In Tech

Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 10:25am - 10:50am WAT
Lagos Hall

10:50am WAT

From Zero to Hero: How I leveraged on the OSCA festival to advance my career as a software engineer

Have you ever heard of that saying "It takes one person to make a difference"? For me, it took one event to change the course of a lifetime!

Prior to OSCAFest 2020, I was just a budding developer looking to make an impact in society. I had written down plans of how to build a small agency business for myself. I wanted to create my own path. But fast forward to February 2020, I had just attended the OSCA festival where I learned about open source and how I could take advantage of opportunities within the space. So, I decided to apply to different open-source programs.

Fortunately, I got accepted into the LFX mentorship program where I was given the opportunity to contribute to the Thanos project. Since then, I have gone on to speak at global conferences (e.g KubeCon), co-organized maiden cloud-native event in Africa, and the most amazing part, get to work on Grafana as a full-time open source contributor.

In two years, I grew from a mediocre to a world-class engineer. What changed the game for me? Open source! This is a personal story on how open source changed my life. My hope is to inspire you to leverage open source to advance your own careers.

Speakers
avatar for Uchechukwu Obasi

Uchechukwu Obasi

SWE, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Uchechukwu is a software engineer and full-time open source contributor. He is a past CNCF Mentee at Thanos and currently serves the CNCF community as an Ambassador. He’s the co-organizer of the CNCF Mentees Meetup and Kubernetes community days (KCD) Africa. He is really passionate... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 10:50am - 11:05am WAT
Lagos Hall

11:05am WAT

Supercharge your career with Social Currency

A lot of people have been led to believe that social currency is about making noise on social media and less about doing good work.

This talk would go over the spectrum of social currency as it spans across both our public and private lives. And how we can make the most of it through the work we do.

Speakers
avatar for Abati Adewale

Abati Adewale

Senior Developer Advocate, CodeSandbox
Abati Adewale, also known as Ace is a Web Developer from Lagos, Nigeria currently working as Developer Advocate at Flutterwave. Ace is extremely passionate about Open Source and community building, an avid gamer and shares his developer experience through his social media, YouTube... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 11:05am - 11:15am WAT
Lagos Hall

11:15am WAT

Outreachy: Internships in open source

Institutional bias in tech poses a danger to open source communities. Outreachy is a paid remote internship that gives people from underrepresented groups an opportunity to contribute to open source projects.

In this talk, you will find out how you can participate as an intern or a mentor in this friendly chat with past and present Outreachy interns and mentors. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

Speakers
avatar for Love Otudor

Love Otudor

Android Developer, ODK-X
Hola! 👋I am a Mobile app developer and writer. I am passionate about contributing to open source and sharing knowledge.
avatar for Olushola Ogunkelu

Olushola Ogunkelu

Technical writer, Chisel lang, Outreachy
I am an Outreachy Alumni, open source intern. Open to talk about Outreachy Internship


Friday March 25, 2022 11:15am - 11:30am WAT
Lagos Hall

11:30am WAT

11:55am WAT

Building Open-Source Systems for Global Payments

Open-source has led to the creation of financial systems that make it easy to move value, yet many people are still left behind. Freelancers working from many countries experience high fees and face challenges with sending and receiving payments. And access to cross-border payment options is limited for many. Stefan's keynote will highlight his contributions to open-source payment protocols and the challenges he experienced along the way as he navigated international payment networks.

This keynote will also shine a light on what inspired him to co-create Interledger, an interoperability protocol with the potential to connect ledgers from existing financial institutions, blockchains, virtual currencies, as well as offline payment systems.

Speakers
avatar for Stefan Thomas

Stefan Thomas

CEO, Coil
Stefan is the Founder and President of Coil, a San Francisco based startup that wants to create a better business model for the Web. Prior to Coil, Stefan was a prominent figure in the blockchain movement. As an early Bitcoin contributor, he produced the popular “What is Bitcoin... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 11:55am - 12:20pm WAT
Lagos Hall

12:20pm WAT

Photo wall game / 10 minutes break

Speakers
avatar for Perrie Fidelis

Perrie Fidelis

Design Lead, Sugar Labs
Peace is a user experience and service designer with great involvement in building amazing products. She has been an open source lover with active contributions through creating and ensuring a human centred design for Open Source Softwares, leading open source communities and increasingly... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 12:20pm - 12:30pm WAT
Lagos Hall

12:30pm WAT

Breaking into product management with open source

Breaking into Product Management can be hard!. Many open roles will require you to have 2–3 years of experience before applying. Those who have sent in 100 applications and cover letters would understand. So, why not take an unconventional route to an interesting & lucrative product management career by getting involved in the open-source community?

This is going to be an interactive talk targeted at entry-level PMs who are in search of opportunities to build product skills and gain experience.

Speakers
avatar for Shebuel Inyang

Shebuel Inyang

Open Source Contributor, Layer5
An active open-source contributor helping to organize events in the community with the organizing team at  Layer5 and helping to improve user experience on open products at OpenUnited. A passionate preacher of the open-source gospel. Shebuel is also a visual designer, ex-frontend... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 12:30pm - 12:45pm WAT
Lagos Hall

12:45pm WAT

NFTs and the Future of Web3 Ownership

Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions - "What are the origins of NFTs?", "Why are NFTs important?", "What roles will NFT play in opensource?". If yes, you are in luck because I will be answering these questions during my talk.

The goal of this talk is to:
  • Demystify NFTs
  • Outline the technicalities of the present-day EIP721 and EIP1155 spec
  • The meaning for the future of decentralization and how NFTs are the full circle of decentralization in our web3 economy.




Speakers
avatar for Andrew Miracle

Andrew Miracle

Head of Product, Daccred
I am a product architect and engineer. My area of strength lies within the sweet spot of operations, people and tech. With expertise icompassed from my years of experience in software development, analytics and technical team management for my consulting company tecmie. I have interests in blockchain & Web3, big data, business Intelligences, the future of work, workplace ethics and company culture... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 12:45pm - 12:55pm WAT
Lagos Hall

12:55pm WAT

Growing with open source

Beginners often find themselves in what some refer to as tutorial hell. A point where they've built to-do lists, calculators, basic portfolio pages, etc and are now stuck with figuring out what next to do. They ask themselves “what now?”.

Open source makes it easy to improve learning while simultaneously learning industry standards and new ways of making things work. With open source, we can do both and continue the loop.

In this talk, I will be drawing from sharing how I was able to escape from tutorial hell thanks to Open Source.

Speakers
avatar for Khadija Ladan

Khadija Ladan

Frontend Developer


Friday March 25, 2022 12:55pm - 1:05pm WAT
Lagos Hall

1:05pm WAT

Brunch! Network! Relax! 💃 🕺

Friday March 25, 2022 1:05pm - 2:15pm WAT
Lagos Hall

2:15pm WAT

Innovate confidently with CNO, The Kubernetes Onboarding Platform built by the tech African community

Open source has become the de facto way to build software. It was very important for us, as a community, to think about how to involve developers, especially Africans developers, into this kind of project. As a matter of fact, we have developed our own Open Source project, CNO(Cloud Native Onboarding). CNO helps developers to innovate faster by adopting our Kubernetes Onboarding framework.

Speakers
avatar for Aliou BA

Aliou BA

CEO, BeOpenIT


Friday March 25, 2022 2:15pm - 2:30pm WAT
Lagos Hall

2:30pm WAT

Graphic Design and Open Source

Is contributing to open source or building open source projects just meant for developers? No!

So how do designers and those who don’t write code contribute to open source and how do you even judge the quality of our design contributions? These are the questions I’ll be answering in my talk.

Speakers
avatar for Felix Ayoola

Felix Ayoola

Designer, FourthCanvas


Friday March 25, 2022 2:30pm - 2:45pm WAT
Lagos Hall

2:45pm WAT

Imagine a world without Open Source

Imagine if Linux Torvalds did not make Linux an open source software. Android and other great innovations birthed by Linux would not exist today. In addition to this, there are so many proprietary softwares that depend greatly on open source.

This lightning talk would help attendees discover the true essence of open source by exploring what a world without it would look like. Thus, inspiring and driving more participation, contribution to and support for open source.

Speakers
avatar for Ayodeji Ogundare

Ayodeji Ogundare

Developer Community Manager
Cloud Developer (MERN), Program/Community Manager with over 3 years of experience building and managing developer communities. An Open source advocate and contributor. An experienced Web2 developer and aspiring Web3/Blockchain Engineer. Currently a Polygon Advocate as well as volunteering... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 2:45pm - 2:55pm WAT
Lagos Hall

2:55pm WAT

Procrastination as a success instrument: A double-edged sword for and against career growth

“I will do this later” is something quite a number of people say to push tasks forward indefinitely. Oftentimes, traditional procrastination robs us of life-changing opportunities without us knowing. And to a lesser degree, active procrastination is utilized by people to realize positive outcomes. Dealing with procrastination isn’t magic, as it involves us consciously building habits that would help us identify when we are procrastinating and also personalized ways to deal with them.

Dealing with procrastination requires learning and unlearning of habits and also some level of self-discipline. As a career-oriented person, having your own way of dealing with procrastination should be of utmost importance to you. This talk will help you identify your procrastination cues, and how best to utilize them positively or discard them completely.

If you have been wondering about the best way to deal with your procrastination issues in order to position you for success in your career trajectory, then this session might have answers to your wonderings.


Speakers
avatar for Mardiyyah Oduwole

Mardiyyah Oduwole

Co-technical lead DS/ML, She Code Africa
Mardiyyah is a Machine learning engineer with a knack for ML Research and also a strong advocate for personal and career development. You can talk to me extensively about any of the aforementioned fields and more.


Friday March 25, 2022 2:55pm - 3:05pm WAT
Lagos Hall

3:05pm WAT

How communities can contribute to the growth of the next billion creators

As a community builder, I have worked with communities and leveraged tools to help and inspire creators. I have gained firsthand knowledge of the challenges faced by communities in shaping these creators and have devised means to overcome these challenges while also contributing to their growth.

In my talk, I will tackle the following:
  • The challenges faced by newbies( next billion creators and how they can overcome them.
  • Community’s contribution to the mental health of the next billion creators. 
  • Benefits to get from communities as a newbie.
  • Communities to join as a newbie to ensure your growth.

Speakers
avatar for Chekwube Peters

Chekwube Peters

Community lead, Design Trybe
I am a visual/product designer. Also a community manager @designtrybe. I'm passionate about communities because it has helped my career growth so much, so I do want to give back to the community by helping newbies find their feet


Friday March 25, 2022 3:05pm - 3:15pm WAT
Lagos Hall

3:15pm WAT

Reliable Payment APIs to incorporate local & international payment functionality into apps

The problem of payment infrastructure remains unsolved in Africa. African businesses, fintech companies, and platforms often face difficulties expanding across borders due to the challenges and uncertainties associated with traditional payment methods and restrictions that frustrate African transactions. Fincra is here to help!

Fincra is a secure and reliable payments infrastructure that provides seamless payments solutions for international and local payment collections and transfers to fintechs, online platforms and global businesses.

Speakers
avatar for Kazeem Noibi

Kazeem Noibi

CTO, Fincra


Friday March 25, 2022 3:15pm - 3:25pm WAT
Lagos Hall

3:25pm WAT

Augmented Intelligence: Accelerating Business Value with AI

The world has become very data-focused! And that's why you'll hear people asking themselves questions like "How do I make sense of my unused organizational data?", "Do I want my organization to be technologically proactive?", etc. Thankfully, Augmented Intelligence involves people and machines collaborating to produce better business value.

This talk focuses on the need to manage the fundamental data required for augmented intelligence, the risks of improper data use, and data ethics and governance. It addresses the need to make better decisions and redesign business processes based on an understanding of customer behaviour and thought.

Speakers
avatar for Aminat Omobonike Amusa

Aminat Omobonike Amusa

Data Scientist
Aminat is a software engineer, Data Scientist, and Technical Writer with a passion for Data, Blockchain, and AI. If you are interested in these topics, feel free to engage me.


Friday March 25, 2022 3:25pm - 3:40pm WAT
Cape Town Hall

3:25pm WAT

Docs save lives: How to create useful documentation for your users using digital psychology principles.

There’s no doubt that good documentation is an essential feature for every project. It has a significant impact on user experience and how successful they will be with the project. Yet, according to a survey conducted by Github, the reality is that most of the documentation available is either incomplete or confusing — hence not useful to users.

To truly create documentation that is useful for our users, we (technical writers, developer advocates, documentation engineers, developers) need to understand their needs. Beyond conducting user research, digital psychology can also help.

In this talk, you’ll learn about psychological frameworks that influence how people consume information online and how to use that knowledge to begin creating documentation that aligns with the needs of your users.

Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 3:25pm - 3:40pm WAT
Addis Ababa Hall

3:25pm WAT

DSAs in Software Systems

Solving problems is the heart of software engineering (SWE), and data structures and algorithms (DSAs) are at the heart of every SWE problem. In this age of constant debate over the importance of DSAs, this talk makes a case for why it is a crucial tool for solving the software problems of today.

Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 3:25pm - 3:40pm WAT
Lagos Hall

3:25pm WAT

Ingestum: A NLP document ingestion library

Ingestum is used to transform common files and data sources, e.g., a Twitter feed, into a uniform document format that can be used by other processes, such as the application of natural language processing pipelines.

Join me to learn more about Ingestum.


Friday March 25, 2022 3:25pm - 3:40pm WAT
Accra Hall

3:40pm WAT

Agile + DevOps and You

We are in an era where most technology businesses or companies require developers to know a bit about DevOps and the Agile development methodology.

In this talk, I will discuss what DevOps and Agile development are, the implication of Agile key principles to DevOps and technology business and how developers can get the required DevOps knowledge they need.

Speakers
avatar for Marvin Collins

Marvin Collins

CEO, Appslab KE


Friday March 25, 2022 3:40pm - 3:55pm WAT
Accra Hall

3:40pm WAT

Building a useful opensource project - A case study of markdown-badges

Most developers have tens to hundreds of repositories on GitHub, but not every repo is useful for the community. How do you create an opensource repo that is useful? I’m the creator and lead maintainer of markdown-badges, a repo that has been used by thousands of developers, and I’ll tell you how I did it.


Speakers
avatar for Ileriayo Adebiyi

Ileriayo Adebiyi

Cloud Native Engineer (CNE), Container Solutions GmbH
Ileri is a CNE at Container Solutions, where he is helping global organizations become Cloud Native. As co-organizer of Kubernetes Community Days (KCD) Africa, he is championing the development, growth, and adoption of Cloud Native in Africa. He is the creator of Get Going With Kubernetes... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 3:40pm - 3:55pm WAT
Cape Town Hall

3:40pm WAT

Flutter/Dart: Building a Decentralized app in Dart/Flutter

From interacting with the Ethereum blockchain, calling smart contract functions to perform transactions across multiple tokens, this talk show how Flutter, Dart, Solidity, and Ethereum all come together to build powerful decentralized applications. 

Speakers
avatar for Chiziaruhoma Ogbonda

Chiziaruhoma Ogbonda

Mobile Engineer DevX, Ignite


Friday March 25, 2022 3:40pm - 3:55pm WAT
Lagos Hall

3:40pm WAT

How to indulge your need for technical writing as a developer

To be consistent as a technical writer, the habit must be fostered. In this talk, I will address how a developer may nurture their habit of technical writing and how to grow as a content creator, and the impact of writing on professional career advancement.

Speakers
avatar for Idris Olubisi

Idris Olubisi

Software Engineer, Philanthrolab
I'm a software engineer and technical writer with a strong background in open-source, blockchain, software products, and serverless technologies, and a passionate speaker on these topics.I'm a Freecodecamp author/contributor, a Section engineering author, a Web3 technical writer at... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 3:40pm - 3:55pm WAT
Addis Ababa Hall

3:55pm WAT

Building for Cloud - The 12 Factor Approach

Since the pandemic, the adoption of the Cloud has grown at an explosive rate. Developers are building applications that end up on the cloud more than ever before. As more engineers build for the Cloud, we must go beyond just hosting but take advantage of the full benefit of agility and scalability of the Cloud platform to “build great product faster”

Developers are adopting the Cloud-Native development approach to take advantage of these benefits. In this talk, we will discuss, first, the different Cloud-Native Development approaches (Containers, Serverless Functions & Platform as a Service), then anti-patterns that can prevent us - engineers - from enjoying the full benefit of scalability of the cloud and then look at how the 12-Factor approach address these anti-patterns.

Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 3:55pm - 4:10pm WAT
Accra Hall

3:55pm WAT

Improving collaboration between designers and developers

Designers and engineers speak different languages. While a designer talks about research, pixels, alignment, an engineer or developer is more concerned about optimization, speed, code readability, etc.

However, because they speak different languages does not mean they don’t get to work together. In fact, digital products cannot be created without collaboration between these two disciplines.

In this talk, I would be highlighting various ways by which collaboration and communication between designers and developers can be made more effective.

Speakers
avatar for Adeniji Victor

Adeniji Victor

UX / Frontend Engineer
I am a UX/Frontend engineer passionate about creating awesome user experiences. I am skilled in interface design, art direction, and frontend development.


Friday March 25, 2022 3:55pm - 4:10pm WAT
Lagos Hall

3:55pm WAT

Leveraging Tech: Building on existing skills to achieve a career in Tech

As one passionate about helping people reach their goals, and building on an ‘impact’ value system, this is an opportunity for me to help people who are in the same place I was last year before building a career for myself in tech.

This talk will feature:
  • A view of why people join tech but don’t land a job
  • How you can utilize the skills you already have, and network with people in the industry
  • How to approach the job-seeking and application process
  • How to achieve an astounding performance at interviews
  • How to manage rejections and remain focused

Speakers
avatar for Udokaku Ugochukwu

Udokaku Ugochukwu

Customer Engineer Intern, Microsoft
I'm passionate about helping people reach their goals, Deriving usable information for business from data, and driving customer satisfaction.My background spans Customer Support, Business Analytics, people & business operations and Community Advocacy. Talk to me about:• Data Analytics... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 3:55pm - 4:10pm WAT
Addis Ababa Hall

3:55pm WAT

No Code Open Source Contribution

Transitioning into the tech world from a marketing background was not easy. While the traditional view of the tech industry has been that the most important contributors were developers, I quickly learned that there is a lot more behind a successful open source project than just the coding.

I started volunteering and participating in tech communities and quickly realized that my marketing skills are also required to help teams in planning and marketing product news and community events, for example.

After listening to this talk, you will understand how to make no code open source contributions.

Speakers
avatar for Owolabi Oluwatobi

Owolabi Oluwatobi

Marketing Team Lead, Mautic
Oluwatobi Owolabi is a Digital Marketer. He had trained individuals starting out their digital marketing career, business owners on building and sustaining their online presence.He is passionate about growing the business and technology ecosystem especially in the open source thereby... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 3:55pm - 4:10pm WAT
Cape Town Hall

4:10pm WAT

MLops Exploration with Git and DVC for Machine Learning Project on DAGSHUB

Data Version Control (DVC) is an open source tool for machine learning projects. It versions data, models, experiments, and code. You can think of it as the Git & Github for Data Scientists which allows the data science teams to easily share, review, and reuse your work.

This talk is going to be an MLops exploration of Git and DVC for a Machine Learning project on DAGSHUB.

Speakers
avatar for Gift Ojeabulu

Gift Ojeabulu

Data Scientist, CBB Analytics


Friday March 25, 2022 4:10pm - 4:25pm WAT
Cape Town Hall

4:10pm WAT

Modern Machine Learning

In this talk, you will learn about modern Machine Learning, why it matters and how Data scientists can evaluate their machine learning models beyond Jupyter Notebooks by testing it on real-world data in production environments where the whole world can see. 

Speakers
avatar for Emmanuel Iyayi

Emmanuel Iyayi

Software Engineer, Mollo Finance
Dedicated Software Engineer with an interest in Open-Source, Artificial intelligence and Information security. I focus on optimizing the business logic of applications i build whilst ensuring their integrity!


Friday March 25, 2022 4:10pm - 4:25pm WAT
Accra Hall

4:10pm WAT

On Designing Better Products - Why you should focus on outcomes

Jakob Nielson said, “a wonderful interface to the wrong features will fail, so even if you build that thing well, it won’t succeed”. We’ve seen an increase in design awareness and acceptance recently, but many products still fail because they solve problems that nobody cares for.

It has become important now more than ever to focus on understanding the problems we need to address before deciding on specific products and features to build. If we allow ourselves to fall into the trap of focusing on outputs over outcomes, we take a huge risk in building the wrong things.

As designers, it is our responsibility to ensure that we’re solving the right problems and impacting the lives of our customers beyond the digital interfaces we design and build.

This talk will teach you how to:
  • Ensure you’re solving the right problems
  • Measure your progress and confirm if you are on track or not
  • Effectively shift to a mindset that aligns with outcomes over outputs

Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 4:10pm - 4:25pm WAT
Lagos Hall

4:10pm WAT

Organic Community Building and fostering Trust for Web3

What makes a web3 project stick? Answers vary from “marketing/hype” to “project roadmap and teams”. Whilst often true, the biggest indicator of a project’s longevity & chance of success is wildly dependent on its community.

So how do you build organic communities with genuine stakeholders to scale? Having being at the center of thriving Web3 communities in NFTs and Cryptocurrency, join me to learn the answer to this question.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Gabriel Oluwaseyi

Joshua Gabriel Oluwaseyi

Operations, Haze Monkey NFT
Joshua Gabriel Oluwaseyi is a Nigerian Climate Activist, Web3 Enthusiast, Award Winning Social-Entrepreneur, and Int'l Speaker. He is currently the Chief of Operations at Supersonic Finance LTD an early stage DeFi Tech Startup building an ecosystem of cross-chain solutions offering... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 4:10pm - 4:25pm WAT
Addis Ababa Hall

4:25pm WAT

An Introductory Guide to Decentralised Finance (DeFi)

The promise of Decentralised Finance is that; every financial service you use today — savings, loans, trading, insurance and more — will be made accessible to anyone in the world with a smartphone and internet connection.

Today, DeFi holds over $95B in crypto assets, according to Statista. The DeFi industry is built on the Blockchain, open-source tools, and communities. It has expanded into several financial markets including Decentralised reserved banks (e.g. MakerDAO), borrow and lend ( e.g. Compound), automated token exchange (e.g. Uniswap), Prediction Markets (e.g. Augur), Synthetic Assets (Synthetix). Most importantly, the code that powers these protocols is open source.

This talk will discuss the high-level architecture of some of these protocols, the tools that are used to build them, how the audience can interact with them and benefit from them, and also their risk exposure. The talk tries to avoid jargon and rather focuses on simplifying the technicalities of the DeFi space as much as possible.

Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 4:25pm - 4:40pm WAT
Addis Ababa Hall

4:25pm WAT

Building a Sustainable Open Source Project in Africa

Open source has spread vastly over the years, more people are beginning to understand its concept and framework. The idea of sustainability poses a challenge for many communities and projects. This is mainly because of challenges like lack of funding, inadequate resources & poor documentation, etc.

This session is set to highlight:
  • The principle of sustainability in Open source
  • How open-source maintainers can work towards a sustainable project
  • Why sustainability is important
  • Sustainable tricks and tips in open source

Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 4:25pm - 4:40pm WAT
Accra Hall

4:25pm WAT

Web Accessibility and Open Source

Making websites, applications, and tools accessible is extremely important but the information is scarce, and auditing your site often falls by the wayside.

This talk will give you the knowledge needed to audit, fix accessibility issues, and start building accessible web applications everyone can use.

Speakers
avatar for Idowu Festus

Idowu Festus

Research, Parkpow
Festus Idowu is a Frontend Web Developer that brings UI designs to life with accessibility and performance in mind. I am continuously in awe of technology, passionate about web technologies, sharing knowledge, and contributing to Open Source Software.


Friday March 25, 2022 4:25pm - 4:40pm WAT
Cape Town Hall

4:25pm WAT

What no one tells you about excelling in tech

We’ve all been at that point where we are about to give up, and some even gave up, you thought you’ll be chilling with the big boys but that is not looking like it.

In this talk I will be discussing with you some tips about excelling in tech, finding yourself, and getting over the hurdles to excel.

Speakers
avatar for Israel Adetunji

Israel Adetunji

Software Engineer
Israel is currently a Full Stack Web Developer Session Lead at Udacity. He's an incoming software engineer at Asana.When you catch up with Israel, talk to him about growing and excelling in tech, applying, acing and getting offers from big tech companies. You can also chat with him... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 4:25pm - 4:40pm WAT
Lagos Hall

4:50pm WAT

The 10,000 Steps of Open Source Project Health

Human health is complex - it's not something we can buy; it's something we must work towards! This exact approach goes for open source projects and their communities. A truly dedicated and loyal fanbase has to be nurtured. But what do we mean when we call a community and the open source project "healthy"? This question is what we are trying to answer at Meta!

In this talk, we will look at the approach that the Meta Open Source team takes to measure the current state of Meta open source projects, and how we use these metrics to prioritise and direct our focus. Ultimately, we aim to show how by looking at information about your open source communities, your team can concentrate on the quality of the projects instead of only the quantity of repositories that you make public.

Speakers
avatar for Dmitry Vinnik

Dmitry Vinnik

Open Source Developer Advocate, Meta
Dmitry is an Open Source Developer Advocate at Meta, where he focuses on projects in the mobile space. His goal is to help developers be more productive through open source. Dmitry continues being a developer-first, so he applies the same mindset and passion when working on open source... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 4:50pm - 5:05pm WAT
Lagos Hall

5:05pm WAT

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.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Ikegah

Ruth Ikegah

Community Lead, CHAOSS
Ruth Ikegah is an Open-source Advocate, Technical Writer, GitHub star, and a People person. She is sparked about onboarding beginners into the tech system, especially the open-source space. Asides from being actively involved in tech, She is a social volunteer and a voluntary blood... Read More →


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

5:20pm WAT

Dinner! Network! See you tomorrow! 🕺 💃

Friday March 25, 2022 5:20pm - 6:00pm WAT
Lagos Hall
 
Saturday, March 26
 

8:00am WAT

Registration
Saturday March 26, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am WAT
Lagos Hall

9:10am WAT

Make a Difference With Open Source Software

Contributing to the open source community you're sharing your work freely with the world. This act can change millions of lives while helping us gain expertise and visibility. In this talk, we'll look into how we can change the world, and ourselves with open source software.

Speakers

Saturday March 26, 2022 9:10am - 9:35am WAT
Lagos Hall

9:35am WAT

My OSCA Story

Volunteering at OSCAFEST20 changed my life! The lessons, network and friendships from the conference supercharged my career and I want to share the story with attendees this year.

My talk would motivate people to not just attend but seek and develop meaningful connections during the conference.

Speakers

Saturday March 26, 2022 9:35am - 9:45am WAT
Lagos Hall

9:45am WAT

Monetizing Technical Writing

We’ve all benefited in some way from a writer’s effort to put complex concepts into context for us as developers.

But how do writers benefit from this? In this talk, I’ll vividly highlight the ways to make money off of technical writing, which is a great source of passive or primary income.

Speakers
avatar for Nelson Michael

Nelson Michael

Frontend developer, Chainconsults
Hi there, I’m Nelson, a frontend developer @Chainconsults, a freelance technical writer @Logrocket, @CSS-Tricks and @Birdeatsbug. I’m also the GDSC co-lead @ Federal university Lokoja.


Saturday March 26, 2022 9:45am - 9:55am WAT
Lagos Hall

9:55am WAT

Opening Doors with Open Source

Speakers
AV

Anjana Vakil

Observable


Saturday March 26, 2022 9:55am - 10:20am WAT
Lagos Hall

11:05am WAT

Future of Cloud Native

Speakers
avatar for Chris Aniszczyk

Chris Aniszczyk

CTO, Linux Foundation (CNCF)
Chris Aniszczyk is an open source executive and engineer with a passion for building a better world through open collaboration. He's currently a CTO at the Linux Foundation focused on developer relations and running the Open Container Initiative (OCI) / Cloud Native Computing Foundation... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 11:05am - 11:30am WAT
Lagos Hall

11:30am WAT

Approaching Developer Relations in an Open Source community

Developer Relations is a very concept in the industry today, a lot of B2D companies are beginning to pay serious attention to it, and this way their community of users are happy and effective.

I believe that this should be the same in open source communities because Developers and Designers are at the heart of every open source community.

In this talk, I’ll list out why open source developer communities should care about Developer Relations, methods & strategies that can be used to approach developer relations in open source, and lastly, how to build an effective developer relations program in an open-source community.

Speakers
avatar for Shedrack Akintayo

Shedrack Akintayo

Developer Relations Engineer, Platform.sh
Shedrack Akintayo is a Developer Relations Professional and Technical Writer with over 5+ years of experience in Technology and a track record in Web Engineering, Community Management, and Developer Relations on a global scale. He has given talks/workshops at developer conferences... Read More →



Saturday March 26, 2022 11:30am - 11:45am WAT
Lagos Hall

11:45am WAT

How to build with Open API Spec


In this session, you'll learn how to improve your developer's experience by providing tools for faster integration

Speakers

Saturday March 26, 2022 11:45am - 12:00pm WAT
Lagos Hall

12:00pm WAT

Game (Meet someone new)

Speakers
avatar for Edidiong Asikpo

Edidiong Asikpo

Developer Advocate, Ambassador Labs
Edidiong is a Developer Advocate from Nigeria with expertise in cloud native technologies. She has given over 50+ talks at various tech conferences/meetups worldwide and played a significant part in building three of the most impactful developer communities in Africa. Edidiong has... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 12:00pm - 12:10pm WAT
Lagos Hall

12:15pm WAT

Brunch! Network! Relax! 💃 🕺

Saturday March 26, 2022 12:15pm - 1:00pm WAT
Lagos Hall

1:00pm WAT

What web3 brings to open source

Speakers

Saturday March 26, 2022 1:00pm - 1:25pm WAT
Lagos Hall

1:30pm WAT

2:00pm WAT

OSCA Keynote Speech

Speakers
avatar for Samson Goddy

Samson Goddy

Board Member, Open Collective


Saturday March 26, 2022 2:00pm - 2:30pm WAT
Lagos Hall

2:30pm WAT

Building Decentralised Applications on Polygon & DAOs

Speakers
avatar for Shodipo Ayomide

Shodipo Ayomide

Polygon, Polygon
Shodipo Ayomide is leading Global Developer Advocacy at Polygon, currently has 10 years of experience in Technology and a track record in Web & Mobile Engineering, Community Management, and cross-team leadership on a global scale.


Saturday March 26, 2022 2:30pm - 2:45pm WAT
Lagos Hall

2:45pm WAT

Announcements

Saturday March 26, 2022 2:45pm - 2:55pm WAT
Lagos Hall

3:00pm WAT

"Problem no dey finish": How to Improve your Problem-solving Skills

Every software developer can code, but not every one of them is good at problem-solving to move their careers and communities forward.

What if I can help you improve your problem-solving skills? From how to discover relevant problems, study them and cope with challenges to deliver wonderful solutions within a specified time frame; you’re going to learn everything you need so that after this conference, you will start innovating, discovering and delivering amazing results that move your career and community forward without getting lucky.

Speakers
avatar for Ogundiran Ayobami

Ogundiran Ayobami

Founder, YouTooCanCode
I am a full-stack software developer, teacher, writer and many more. Above all, I am a problem-solver that goes to any extent to make tech and business skills economically productive as one is learning.


Saturday March 26, 2022 3:00pm - 3:15pm WAT
Lagos Hall

3:00pm WAT

Building the Metaverse backbone on the Cloud

The metaverse is a space where people are able to communicate and collaborate over the internet, immersed in 3D using a blend of augmented and virtual reality technologies. In today’s world, the “cloud” has become the foundational tool for innovation because of all the cool new technologies enabled by the cloud. The world of Mixed Reality is not left behind and now we have seen companies like Facebook (now Meta), Microsoft and Niantic invest a lot of resources into the future of this technology.

Without the cloud, collaboration on the metaverse would be impossible. In this talk, I would share my experience about working on cloud services that power Mixed Reality and I would highlight the key roles that cloud engineers can play in building an engaging technology like this that unlocks the next level of human computer interaction.

Speakers
avatar for Adora Nwodo

Adora Nwodo

Software Engineer, Microsoft
Adora is a Software Engineer currently building Mixed Reality on the Cloud at Microsoft. She is also the Author of the popular book "Cloud Engineering for Beginners". This book is currently helping a lot of people start their career as Cloud Engineers. Adora is also a Digital Creator... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 3:00pm - 3:15pm WAT
Addis Ababa Hall

3:00pm WAT

Designing for kids

Designing for kids isn’t as popular a topic in design, tutorials are geared towards designing for adults, even though 48% of the apps on the App Store are targeted to kids.

Using this case study, I will break down the process, share details with sketches, my inspiration, and how I used storytelling to tie the gameplay design together in order to make it easier for kids to complete each task and earn money.

Speakers

Saturday March 26, 2022 3:00pm - 3:15pm WAT
Cape Town Hall

3:00pm WAT

Interledger: Digital currency to Offline currency

Interledger enables connections between decentralized ledgers like Ethereum and centralized ledgers like Banks or Airtime.

In this talk, I will show developers how to utilize the open source Rafiki project to unlock more financial inclusion and enable people to instantly offramp and onramp between cryptos.

Speakers
avatar for Uchi Uchibeke

Uchi Uchibeke

Director of Developer Relations, Coil


Saturday March 26, 2022 3:00pm - 3:15pm WAT
Accra Hall

3:15pm WAT

Google Season of Docs: what it is and how to get in

There are lots of Open Source programs out there, and very few of them focus on technical writing and Open Source Documentations. Google Season of Docs is one of such few programs that aims at getting more people to do Open Source Documentation Writing. A lot of people aren’t quite aware of it yet, while a good number of those who are aware are oblivion of how to craft a good GSoD application.

I have participated in GSoD twice in a row and I want to share my experience with other open source enthusiasts. In this talk, I will talk about the GSoD program and its benefits. I will Introduce aspiring GSoD interns to the application process and share with them useful tips and information on how to craft a good GSoD application, what to do pre and post GSoD and how to make the most of the program.

Speakers
avatar for Gbadebo Bello

Gbadebo Bello

Software Engineer & Technical Writer, Fidia Creatives


Saturday March 26, 2022 3:15pm - 3:30pm WAT
Accra Hall

3:15pm WAT

How to stand out in a very competitive workplace

In this presentation, you will get to learn the strategies & tools to help you be unique, valuable and exceptional in your job.

You will understand and learn the concept of communicating your values in the workplace and how you can set yourself apart from the crowd by your work ethics.

Speakers
avatar for May-May Ogoigbe

May-May Ogoigbe

CMO, The Fifth Alley
May-May Ogoigbe is an ambitious and energetic professional with a knack for creating Digital and Marketing Strategies for Individuals, businesses, and brands.With over 6 years working in a marketing background, She has successfully led Digital Marketing Campaigns for Organizations... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 3:15pm - 3:30pm WAT
Addis Ababa Hall

3:15pm WAT

Improving Developer Experience With Documentation

With the rise of API driven companies, the importance of creating effective technical documentation can not be over-emphasised. It can lead to an increase in usability and retention rate.

In this talk, Mustapha will survey the documentation of different API driven teams - What they are doing right, how they can improve their documentation, the importance of building a feedback loop and community around their documentation and more!

Speakers
avatar for Rufai Mustapha

Rufai Mustapha

Developer Engagement, Paga
Mustapha is a software engineer who loves teaching. His current role involves creating technical content for Linkedln Learning and leading developer advocacy and engagement at Paga.


Saturday March 26, 2022 3:15pm - 3:30pm WAT
Cape Town Hall

3:15pm WAT

Intern to Manager: A 5-year Journey

Remember the story of the three little pigs, two of them built their houses with straws and sticks. It didn’t seem like such a bad idea until the big bad wolf came huffing and puffing.

What are you doing to “wolf-proof” your tech career? What foundations are you laying and what skills are you building?

Earlier this year, I was awarded a non-profit Community Professional Award by a global organisation. When I started as an intern less than 4 years ago, this certainly wasn’t the goal. However, I’ve spent the past year building a “wolf-proof career” and I want to teach you how I did it.

Speakers
avatar for Haneefah Abdurrahman

Haneefah Abdurrahman

Programs and Community Manager, Ingressive For Good
Talk to me about Community, Tech, Self-growth


Saturday March 26, 2022 3:15pm - 3:30pm WAT
Lagos Hall

3:30pm WAT

Becoming world class; Maximizing your Output as a Professional

It takes effort and dedication to be a successful designer. You must constantly be at your best in order to be successful. In the long run, keeping track of your time and resources is crucial. Whether you work full-time or as a freelancer, controlling your workflow is critical to completing quality projects.

Do you ever feel burnt out when working on projects? I used to work long hours every day just trying to catch up. I’ve been more productive since I started using a formula I created. The formula has made me a better designer. In this talk, I'll be sharing how to implement this strategy in your projects.

Speakers

Saturday March 26, 2022 3:30pm - 3:45pm WAT
Lagos Hall

3:30pm WAT

Building thriving NFT communities

The most trendy buzzword at the moment is NFTs.

NFTs which literally means Non-fungible tokens are digital ownership certificates with property rights enforced by blockchain technology. With the prevalent rise of digital art ownership as the first derivatives of NFT projects, also comes a need for building communities that support these projects.

The heartbeat of an NFT project is the community - a group of people with the same interest and mindset working towards achieving a common goal. Successful NFT projects, require strong communities that place her members as core participants and decision-makers, not just as customers who mint a token of the NFT.

In this talk, I will help you understand how to build a thriving NFT community.

Speakers
avatar for Precious Ezema

Precious Ezema

Community manager, Enyata Community
Precious is a thought leader, a new media content developer, a google digital skills trainer. She is building a community of forward _thinking creative and tech enthusiasts building sustainable products and resources for businesses in Africa . She has worked with a couple of tech... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 3:30pm - 3:45pm WAT
Cape Town Hall

3:30pm WAT

My Transformers-level career change into DevRel

There’s a growing need for more Developer Advocates but for a field so young and diverse, how can one transition from a role in tech to A Developer Advocate?

My talk will recount how I transitioned from being a web developer to a career as a Developer Relations Engineer at Storyblok.

Speakers
avatar for Fortune Ikechi

Fortune Ikechi

Developer Relations Engineer, Storyblok
I'm Fortune Ikechi a Developer Advocate and Technical Writer with over 4+ years of experience in Technology and a track record in Engineering, Technical Writing, and Developer Relations. Also, I am a Technical Writer and Editor for Smashing Magazine, LogRocket, Fauna, and others.Currently... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 3:30pm - 3:45pm WAT
Addis Ababa Hall

3:30pm WAT

Product marketing in Open Source

Are you interested in building open-source software, but confused about how to get the public interested in it?

This talk aims to share specific action items to help open source creators understand product marketing how to bootstrap it on their own until a project reaches the next level of traction.

Speakers
avatar for Victory Brown

Victory Brown

User Experience Designer
Victory Brown is a user experience designer who is passionate about building immersive and usable experiences across traditional and emerging technologies, she is also involved with Open source and contributes to the Linux Foundation Public Health as a UX research contributor. She... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 3:30pm - 3:45pm WAT
Accra Hall

3:45pm WAT

Contributing to Cloud-Native Open Source Communities: A Road Map

Several contributors develop cold feet when it comes to contributing to cloud-native communities. This is partly because cloud-native technologies & communities are believed to be too complex to comprehend.

In this session, we will tackle some of these misconceptions with a detailed roadmap.

Speakers
avatar for Anita Ihuman

Anita Ihuman

Community Manager, Layer5
Anita is a Developer Advocate and technical writer. With 2+ years of experience, she has a track record in web development and  DevRel on a global scale. She is passionate about educating the developer market about new tools and technologies. She has spoken at various international... Read More →



Saturday March 26, 2022 3:45pm - 4:00pm WAT
Accra Hall

3:45pm WAT

Life on the edge (Where does all the serverless code go?)

Working with serverless technology can be both exciting and expensive. Exciting in the sense that you do not have to think so much about scaling and accommodating more users. Expensive because as you grow, your requests also grow, and sometimes you might be limited to particular regions.

In this talk, we will discuss improving User experience, and you reduce stress by thinking about serverless in a user first way.

Speakers
avatar for Obinna Ekwuno

Obinna Ekwuno

Developer Advocate, Cloudflare
Obinna Ekwuno is a human before anything else. He mostly works on the web and loves to teach concepts in JavaScript while advocating for web accessibility. He does this through speaking, live streams, and technical articles. Occasionally he is a poet, and he believes that wider conversations... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 3:45pm - 4:00pm WAT
Addis Ababa Hall

3:45pm WAT

Planning a Financially Stable Life as a Software Engineer

Financial success is a big matter of concern for everyone today as the economic factor of a country is barely predicted accurately due to changes in power and decisions made by our leaders. We need to put a stop to complaining and planning a successful financial life.

Looking at Technology today, it gave opportunities to many without considering the background of which you were born into. Many started their career earning triple zero’s while some are lucky to start their career with a 6 - 7 zero figure salary. Managing funds is not a respecter of your salary, if you don’t have a good financial plan, you are as poor as someone who earns 50,000 but can actually manage his funds.

This talk will bring more insights to finance management and the opportunities that open when you manage your funds well.

Speakers
avatar for Ayodele Aransiola

Ayodele Aransiola

Technical Support Specialist, Leom Technologies Limited
Ayodele is a Technical Support Specialist at Leom Technologies Limited. He is passionate about cyber security, blockchain technology, and data science. He is a lover of communities and good food. He is currently creating technical courses for Linkedin Learning, GDG Bida co-organizer... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 3:45pm - 4:00pm WAT
Lagos Hall

3:45pm WAT

The Big Box of Community - The How

The goal of this talk inst to tell you WHY community is important but HOW!

The fast adrenaline rush to say, “Community is important in every conversation” in the tech Ecosystem is undoubtedly exciting, but How do you get the entire item out of the Community Box? That is what you'll learn in this talk. 

Speakers
avatar for Abel Adugam Ayuba

Abel Adugam Ayuba

Chief Executive Officer, Softdroom
Abel is Conference Speaker, spoken in some of the most prominent conferences around the 🌎 world, he is currently the Chief Innovation Officer of Softdroom a UK based Global Conglomerate. the Parent company of many subsidiaries including VersusPay, where he is also heading the startup... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 3:45pm - 4:00pm WAT
Cape Town Hall

4:00pm WAT

7 Confessions of a Retired Software Engineer

Have you seen a talented software developer who is broke or struggling to get a job? If yes, they should attend this talk because that story would change.

This talk is designed to take the audience to the other side of software engineering, beyond the lines of code.
Everyone has been focusing on the technical side for too long and are frustrated at not making much career growth.

Speakers
avatar for Trust Onyekwere

Trust Onyekwere

Software Project Manager, Beacamp
Trust Onyekwere is a Project Manager, Tech education and Community Expert.Trust is currently building the Spotify for elearning at Beacamp, and grooming backend engineers at MasteringBackend.He leads Google Developer Group in Aba, Abia State.Trjsy has led several tech education projects... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 4:00pm - 4:15pm WAT
Lagos Hall

4:00pm WAT

A sustainable approach to helping junior developers grow

We speak a lot about building pipelines and hiring junior engineers, but most of the time we have not been able to get ourselves to a conclusion that we can implement at scale.

This talk narrows down on this subject and gives bold but balanced opinions on how we can approach this as an ecosystem in a way that is beneficial to everyone involved.

Speakers
avatar for Adebayo Opesanya

Adebayo Opesanya

Engineering Manager, Yoco


Saturday March 26, 2022 4:00pm - 4:15pm WAT
Addis Ababa Hall

4:00pm WAT

Empowering Blockchain Technologies through Open Source

Blockchain is the newest technological intervention that has been garnering attention for various reasons. However, as an industry, blockchain has showcased prolific growth in recent years, with promising estimates for growth in the future and blockchain enthusiasts should consider diving into it as it is the future of technology.

Open source has encouraged the rapid development of blockchain technology and if you want to grow as a Blockchain engineer, contributing to Open Source is important.

In this talk, I'll be discussing the influence of open source on blockchain and everything about it.

Speakers

Saturday March 26, 2022 4:00pm - 4:15pm WAT
Cape Town Hall

4:00pm WAT

On Growth: Tips to Grow a Healthy Open Source Community

We often think of a successful open source project as one that just tackles a challenge for the public. This perception has driven several open source project owners to start innovative open source projects without any plans on how to manage the community behind this project. In the end, increasing the number of dormant open source projects already existing. A successful open source project is one that is built on the collaborative effort of a healthy community. A properly coordinated community can plan and build projects and unanimously work together to ensure sustainable project performance. The responsibility of achieving a successful open source community does not rest on the community managers or the program managers alone but also on the whole community.

During this session, I will be sharing how you:
  • Can accept and implement feedback from members
  • Improve the onboarding process for your new contributors
  • Understand the importance of the community first approach and so much more!

Speakers
avatar for Atinuke Oluwabamikemi Kayode

Atinuke Oluwabamikemi Kayode

Community Manager, Layer5
Bami is a Community Manager,  a technical writer and an open-source lover.She is a Community Manager at Layer5 and also a Frontend co-lead at She Code Africa.Her love for community management brought her to building a Community for Community Managers in Africa. She is hosting TwitterSpace... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 4:00pm - 4:15pm WAT
Accra Hall

4:15pm WAT

The accessiblity of the Web with JAMstack

This is a session that covers everything about the web and the new web technology we all know as JAMstack which makes the web more accessible with different frameworks like Next.JS, Nuxt.JS, Gatsby, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Opemipo Disu

Opemipo Disu

Developer Advocate, Entre


Saturday March 26, 2022 4:15pm - 4:30pm WAT
Cape Town Hall

4:15pm WAT

The Power of Communities

A lot of people are familiar with this phrase -“it takes a village”, which means many people’s help is needed to achieve a goal. Looking further, a village is “ a small community”. This shows that communities have always been a part of human interactions, and their impact has since been established.

This talk will focus on the value of communities, how/why communities should be leveraged on, and success stories/ case studies of community driven growth for individuals & businesses.

Speakers
avatar for Peace Obinani

Peace Obinani

Piggyvest, Product Marketing Manager
Peace Obinani is currently the product marketing manager at Piggyvest, she has experience in helping brands establish their online presence and has worked across different sectors from Fashion, entertainment, events & Tech. She is the founder of a growing community of non-technical... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 4:15pm - 4:30pm WAT
Lagos Hall

4:15pm WAT

Understanding Event-Driven Architecture and AsyncAPI

Legend has it that you can only interact with web services using REST APIs. The same legend also has it that HTTP is the only way of communication on the interweb. And I am here to bust this myth by introducing you to EDA and a community whose mission is to build the future of EDA.

Speakers
avatar for Elegbe Azeez

Elegbe Azeez

Developer Relations Engineer, Postman
I'm a software engineer who believes in changing the world. I’m an Opensource advocate, believe in FOSS and thelikes, building cultures around mentorships, and love speaking at conferences


Saturday March 26, 2022 4:15pm - 4:30pm WAT
Accra Hall

4:15pm WAT

ViteJS: Super Fast Next Gen Build Tool for JavaScript, React, Vue & Svelte

With the new ViteJS a next-gen build tool that is powered by new advancements such as Esbuild a Go bundler which is up to 100X faster than JavaScript-based bundlers such as Webpack & modern browsers support for ES Modules which lets the browser take the job of bundling in development - so no babel transpiling!

The great thing about Vite is that it can be used for major frameworks such as React, Vue, Svelte, Lit & even vanilla JS projects!

In this talk, I'll share:
  • What is Vite?
  • Why Vite?
  • The amazing features Vite offers
  • CRA vs Vite speed
  • Vite in production
  • Other exciting usages of ViteJS

Speakers
avatar for Dan Bamikiya

Dan Bamikiya

Frontend Engineer
frontend engineer 🛠️ , open source contributor 💁‍♂️, #africanfuturism advocate 🗣.other interests: Nanotechnology, Particle & Accelerator Physics


Saturday March 26, 2022 4:15pm - 4:30pm WAT
Addis Ababa Hall

4:30pm WAT

Design Thinking and Open Source

We’re at an interesting historical moment, when competition in the market is increasing, technology has matured, and unstructured data is a fuel that can open up new possibilities. To ensure that we can sustain our organizations in the future, we must rethink how we can work together and prepare ourselves—how we develop and sustain a culture of innovation. And this is where the relationship between Design Thinking and Open source steps in.

This talk will highlight different ways design thinking can be used in the open source community.

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Candor

Dennis Candor

Product Lead, Lanepact Solutions
Candor currently studies Biochemistry, but with passion for technology and design, she currently carved a niche for herself in Design Thinking.For 2 years she was a technical trainer on Frontend web development content and a front-end web developer with majors in Vue.js technologies.As... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 4:30pm - 4:45pm WAT
Lagos Hall

4:45pm WAT

Dinner! Network! Thank you for coming! 🕺 💃

Saturday March 26, 2022 4:45pm - 5:30pm WAT
Lagos Hall
 
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