Venezuela Dojo

Making open-source more accessible.
To learn more about open-source tech in Venezuela, the following resources can be helpful:
  1. Open Source Venezuela: This is a community-driven project that aims to promote the use of open-source software in Venezuela. Their website has a lot of resources and information about the open-source community in Venezuela.

  2. Linux User Group Caracas: This is a local Linux user group in Caracas that organizes meetups, workshops, and events related to open-source technologies.

  3. Latin American Free Software Installation Festival: This is an annual event that takes place in several countries in Latin America, including Venezuela, where volunteers install and promote open-source software in public spaces.

  4. Software Libre Venezuela: This is a nonprofit organization that promotes the use of free and open-source software in Venezuela.

Some notable technologists from Venezuela throughout history are:

  1. Miguel Ruiz: He is a software developer and entrepreneur who created the first web-based email service in Latin America, called El Sitio.

  2. Luis Von Ahn: He is a computer science professor and entrepreneur who is known for creating the CAPTCHA system and co-founding the language learning platform Duolingo.

  3. Leopoldo F. A. Sanchez: He is a computer scientist and researcher who has made significant contributions to the field of computational linguistics.

  4. Cesar Garcia: He is a software developer who has created several open-source projects, including the popular JavaScript library Dropzone.

  5. Maritza L. Perez: She is a computer science professor and researcher who has worked on projects related to natural language processing and artificial intelligence.

Overall, the open-source community in Venezuela is vibrant and active, with many dedicated individuals working to promote the use of open-source technologies in the country.

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