GNOME ONBOARD AFRICA VIRTUAL

Africa/Lagos
https://meet.gnome.org/b/gno-hrw-cae-dfh
Regina Nkenchor (GNOME)
Description

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to GNOME Africa community first's virtual event.

This event is aimed to help Africans get started with open source contributions in the GNOME foundation projects.

Learn more about GNOME Africa: Code of Conduct

Please note that all GNOME Events follows a Code Of Conduct GNOME Code of Conduct

Admission is only by REGISTRATION....

 

PLEASE SEE  BELOW  TALKS FOR THE 25TH OF SEPTEMBER

 

 

 

 

Registration
Participants
Regina Nkenchor
  • Friday, September 18
    • 2:45 PM 3:05 PM
      Getting Started with GNOME Africa

      Regina Nkemchor Adejo is the vice president of the board of directors at the GNOME Foundation.

      Kristi is the Program Coordinator of the GNOME Foundation.

    • 3:05 PM 3:20 PM
      Moderator Introduction
    • 3:30 PM 3:55 PM
      Overcoming barriers to contributing to Open Sources

      Abstract: There are lots of misconceptions about contributing to Open Source, a major one of which is the need to be highly experienced to contribute. Also, navigating the world of Open Source can be daunting for new contributors due to the steep onboarding processes some of the projects have. In this session, Abubakar will be sharing different ways to hit the ground running and start contributing to Open Source, these will include the general skills required, different roles that don't necessarily require coding and why one should contribute in the first place.

    • 4:20 PM 4:50 PM
      Starting a FOSS career with GSoC/Outreachy

      Felipe is a GNOME Foundation Board director that has been involved in GNOME since 2009, contributing to translation, marketing, and development. Currently contributes code to various GNOME components and is the maintainer of GNOME Boxes."

    • 5:00 PM 5:25 PM
      New to GNOME - Remember What it's Like?

      Her background is in marketing, event planning, and technology consulting. She is passionate about travel, having started her own travel consultancy, Woodlyn Travel in 2018. Melissa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, with a Graduate Certificate in Technology Commercialization. In her spare time, she likes unboxing, high tea, and trying new restaurants, all while keeping up with two small children. Melissa can be reached at mwu@gnome.org

    • 5:35 PM 5:55 PM
      Break
    • 6:00 PM 6:30 PM
      Creating Considerate Communities with Codes of Conduct

      Every GNOME event carries the GNOME Code of Conduct. Every mailing list, wiki, communication channel, issue tracker, and even documentation and code must comply with the GNOME Code of Conduct, which describes what sort of behavior is expected within the GNOME community. In this session, we'll discuss not only what the Code of Conduct says, but why the text was chosen. We'll also talk about how you can be a great community member and what it means to participate in the GNOME community.

      M. de Blanc is the Strategic Initiatives Manager of the GNOME Foundation, working on engagement and partnerships with other organizations in order to keep the Foundation sustainable. In addition to working for the Foundation, she is on the Code of Conduct Committee.
      Outside of GNOME, de Blanc is a member of the Debian Project and is currently active on the Community Team. She was previously on the Open Source Initiative Board of Directors and served as President of the Board. She studies at New York University with an interest in ethics of technology, digital ethics, informed consent, and autonomy.

      Rosanna Yuen is the Director of Operations at the GNOME Foundation. She has been running Linux for over 25 years, and is a long-time GNOME user dating back to when it was still an early alpha. She wrote many of the card games in AisleRiot thereby earning her the distinction of being the first female contributor to GNOME. She started working for the Foundation in 2006 and has kept the Foundation running smoothly for almost 15 years.
      Over the years Rosanna has filled many roles for the GNOME Foundation, but her primary responsibility has always been keeping the finances of the Foundation running smoothly and prudently. Acting as the long-term memory of the Foundation, she can often be counted on to give historical context to Board meetings. She currently also serves on the Code of Conduct and Engagement committees for GNOME.

    • 6:40 PM 7:25 PM
      Developing native applications with GTK

      @felipeborges is a GNOME Foundation Board director that has been involved in GNOME since 2009, contributing to translation, marketing, and development. Currently contributes code to various GNOME components and is the maintainer of GNOME Boxes."

  • Friday, September 25
    • 2:30 PM 2:55 PM
      Open Source 101: Create your future in tech!: Open Source 101: Create your future in tech! by Justin W. Flory (he/him) Justin W. Flory (he/him)

      In past experience, it is better if my session is scheduled near the beginning of an event. It covers a lot of foundational knowledge that is sometimes assumed is already known. I like to give this as a primer since I think it helps attendees get more out of talks that follow this one too.

    • 3:10 PM 3:40 PM
      Open Source Engagement: Why join and how to get started: Open Source Engagement: Why join and how to get started by Nuritzi Sanchez Nuritzi Sanchez

      Nuritzi Sanchez is currently a Sr. Open Source Program Manager at GitLab. She is a founding team member of Endless, and former President and Chairperson of the Board of Directors at the GNOME Foundation.

    • 3:40 PM 4:25 PM
      " How GNOME supports multiple programming languages" by " Federico Mena Quintero "

      Subtitle: (The story of GObject Introspection)
      Speaker: Federico Mena Quintero
      Abstract:

      GNOME's platform libraries (GTK, gstreamer, libgnome-desktop, librsvg, etc.) are written in low-level languages like C, C++, and Rust, for very good historical and technical reasons. And yet, people write applications for GNOME in languages like Python and Javascript all the time.
      How does this happen? How are vast APIs in C made to work from other languages without tons of manual work?
      This talk will explain GObject Introspection, one of GNOME's hidden jewels. Over many years we have written what is essentially a semi-automated annotation system for the low-level C ABI, which makes it possible for language bindings to be generated mostly automatically. This talk is not as much about technology as it is a story of collective maintenance to produce something wonderful.

    • 4:45 PM 5:15 PM
      " Starting with Open Source while in University!" By Saloni and Amit

      Saloni Garg
      Saloni is working as a Data Scientist at Wayfair, Berlin and is the co-founder of Open-source Student Community called Campustry. She has received International Women In Open Source Award by Red Hat in 2019, and Google Venkat Scholarship. She has served as a Mozilla Open Leader in 2019 as well.
      Twitter Handle: @salonigarg_
      Amit Sagtani
      Amit is working as a Software Developer with Red Hat, and is the co-founder of Open-source Student Community called Campustry. He has participated in Google Summer of Code program 2018, and has mentored students in the same program in the year 2019. He has an interest in the continuously growing DevOps technology and contributes to a number of Open Source projects in the same domain.
      Twitter Handle: @asagtani06

    • 5:25 PM 5:50 PM
      How to use an inclusive language in an opensource community by Sri Ramkrishna Sri Ramkrishna: How to use an inclusive language in an opensource community by Sri Ramkrishna

      Sriram Ramkrishna is an principal ecosystems engineer for ITRenew Inc. With over 20 years of experience in corporate and community open source - Sri leverages his experience as a program manager, engineer, and community manager to build, maintain and expand open source ecosystems.
      In his personal life, Sri enjoys reading books, hiking, running, and using social media to fight against white supremacy.
      Twitter handle: @sramkrishna

    • 6:00 PM 6:45 PM
      Panel discussion "OPEN SOURCE CONTRIBUTION IN AFRICA" By Samson Goddy, Ruth IKegah, Peace Ojamah and Sri Ramkrishna

      Sriram Ramkrishna is an principal ecosystems engineer for ITRenew Inc. With over 20 years of experience in corporate and community open source - Sri leverages his experience as a program manager, engineer, and community manager to build, maintain and expand open source ecosystems.

      In his personal life, Sri enjoys reading books, hiking, running and using social media to fight against white supremacy.

      1. Samson Goddy is a software developer, an open source advocate, primarily maintaining Sugar Desktop while also serving on the board of directors with Sugar Labs, and sustaining Open Source Collective as a board member. He co-founded Open Source Community Africa, a movement that promotes and educates everything open source within Africa 🌍. He consults with the African Union, the International Telecommunication Union, and UN Women to bring more women into technology.

      3.Peace is a product 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 advocating for open source in and across Africa. She is an advocate for inclusive, usable and accessibility. Peace helps organisations & communities design, maintain & improve the quality of their products, to match the needs of their target audience.

      4.Ruth Ikegah is a Python developer from Nigeria. She is sparked about involving more beginners into open source having a dream to become a beginner advocate for open source. Asides doing tech stuff, she's a social volunteer and blood donor.

    • 6:50 PM 6:55 PM
      Closing Remark by Ayo Oluwa

      Thank you all for attending