Kenya Dojo

Making open-source more accessible.
1. Explore Open Source Communities in Kenya: Kenya is home to several Open Source communities, including:

a. Nairobi GNU/Linux Users Group (NaiLUG) - a community of Linux enthusiasts that meets monthly to discuss various topics related to Linux and Open Source software.

b. Kenya WordPress Community - a community of WordPress developers, designers, bloggers, and enthusiasts.

c. iHub - an innovation hub and co-working space that fosters the growth of Kenya’s tech community.

  1. Attend Open Source Events: Attending Open Source events is an excellent way to learn more about Open Source tech in Kenya. Some notable Open Source events in Kenya include:

a. FOSS4G Kenya - a conference that focuses on Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial applications.

b. Nairobi Tech Week - an annual event that brings together tech enthusiasts, startups, and industry leaders.

  1. Check Out Online Resources: Several online resources provide information about Open Source tech in Kenya, including:

a. Open Source Kenya - a website that provides news, events, and resources related to Open Source software in Kenya.

b. Linux Professional Institute Kenya - a website that offers training and certification programs for Linux professionals in Kenya.

  1. Notable Technologists from Kenya Throughout History: Kenya has produced several notable technologists throughout its history, including:

a. Juliana Rotich - a tech entrepreneur, and co-founder of Ushahidi, a crowdsourcing platform that enables crisis reporting and management.

b. Bitange Ndemo - an academic and former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communications in Kenya.

c. Mark Kaigwa - a digital strategist, entrepreneur, and founder of Nendo, a digital consultancy firm in Kenya.

d. Dorothy Ooko - a seasoned PR professional and Head of Communications at Google Africa.

Overall, there are numerous opportunities to learn more about Open Source tech in Kenya, whether through online resources or attending events and engaging with local communities.

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