GNOME ONBOARD AFRICA VIRTUAL

Africa/Lagos
https://meet.gnome.org/b/gno-hrw-cae-dfh
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 https://wiki.gnome.org/Foundation/CodeOfConduct

Admission is only by REGISTRATION....

 

 

 

 

Registration
Participants
Regina Nkemchor A
  • Friday, 18 September
    • 14:30 14:45
      Moderator Introduction
    • 15:00 15:20
      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.

    • 15:30 15:55
      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.

    • 16:20 16:50
      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."

    • 17:00 17:25
      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

    • 17:35 17:55
      Break
    • 18:00 18:30
      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.

    • 18:40 19:25
      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."