Haiti Dojo

Making open-source more accessible.
To learn more about open-source tech in Haiti, here are some resources with links and notable technologists from Haiti throughout history:
  1. Haitian Open Source Community (HOSC): The HOSC is a group of Haitian tech enthusiasts and professionals working towards advancing open-source technology in Haiti. They organize events, workshops, and hackathons to promote the use of open-source software in Haiti.

  2. Open Data Haiti: Open Data Haiti is a platform that provides access to data on various sectors in Haiti, such as health, education, and the economy. The platform encourages the use of open data to promote transparency, accountability, and innovation in Haiti.

  3. Fonkoze: Fonkoze is a microfinance organization in Haiti that uses open-source technology to manage its operations. They have developed their own banking software, called the MFI Management System, which is available for free to other microfinance institutions.

  4. Patrice Tardieu: Patrice Tardieu is a Haitian technologist and entrepreneur who has worked on various open-source projects in Haiti. He co-founded the Haiti Open Source Conference and is currently the CEO of Surtab, a Haitian tablet manufacturer that uses open-source software.

  5. Yves-Antoine Clemént: Yves-Antoine Clemént is a Haitian software engineer and entrepreneur who has worked on several open-source projects. He co-founded the Haitian tech company, Konbit, which provides software development services using open-source technologies.

  6. Phillippe Cenatus: Phillippe Cenatus is a Haitian technologist who has worked on various open-source projects, including the development of the Haitian Creole language pack for Drupal, an open-source content management system.

  7. Michel DeGraff: Michel DeGraff is a Haitian linguist and technologist who has worked on the development of the Haitian Creole language and the use of open-source software in education in Haiti. He is a professor at MIT and co-founder of the Haitian Creole Language Institute.

These are just a few examples of notable technologists from Haiti who have contributed to the advancement of open-source technology in Haiti. By exploring these resources and learning about these individuals, you can gain a deeper understanding of the role of open-source technology in Haiti and the potential it holds for the future of the country.

Claim this Dojo

Traveler Town: our in-house open-source chat app. One chat room per country (powered by Rocket.Chat (Included in every Dojo):

Next dojo: Holy See