Kazakhstan Dojo

Making open-source more accessible.
1. Join local open-source tech communities: There are several communities in Kazakhstan that focus on open-source technology. You can join these communities to learn more about open-source technology and connect with like-minded individuals. Here are some of the communities to join:
  • Open Source Community Kazakhstan: This community promotes open-source technology and encourages individuals and businesses to adopt open-source solutions. They organize meetups and conferences to share knowledge and best practices.
  • Almaty Linux Users Group: This is a community of Linux enthusiasts in Almaty. They organize regular meetups to discuss Linux and other open-source technologies.
  • Astana Hub: This is a co-working space in Nur-Sultan that focuses on innovation and technology. They organize events and workshops on various topics, including open-source technology.
  1. Attend conferences and workshops: There are several conferences and workshops that focus on open-source technology in Kazakhstan. Attending these events can help you learn more about open-source technology and network with professionals in the field. Here are some of the events to attend:
  • Open Source Conference Kazakhstan: This is an annual conference that brings together open-source enthusiasts from around the world to share their knowledge and experience.
  • IT Weekend Almaty: This is a technology conference that covers various topics, including open-source technology.
  • Global Game Jam Kazakhstan: This is a game development event that encourages the use of open-source game engines and tools.
  1. Read blogs and online resources: There are several blogs and online resources that cover open-source technology in Kazakhstan. These resources can help you stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in the field. Here are some of the resources to check out:
  • Open Source Kazakhstan: This website covers news and events related to open-source technology in Kazakhstan.
  • E-Government in Kazakhstan: This website provides information on the government’s efforts to adopt open-source technology in the country.
  • Medium: There are several Kazakhstan-based bloggers who write about open-source technology on Medium. You can follow them to learn more about the field.

Notable Technologists from Kazakhstan Throughout History:

  1. Abay Kunanbayev: He was a poet, writer, and philosopher who lived in the 19th century. He is considered one of the greatest figures in Kazakh literature and culture.

  2. Mukhtar Auezov: He was a writer, historian, and scholar who lived in the 20th century. He is best known for his book “The Path of Abai,” which is considered a masterpiece of Kazakh literature.

  3. Yerzhan Ukibai: He is a computer scientist and entrepreneur who co-founded Kaspi.kz, the largest e-commerce platform in Kazakhstan. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders program.

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