Open Source Festival 2022: Updates and Highlights

Open Source Festival 2022: Updates and Highlights

Last two years, we hosted the first-ever Open Source Festival in Africa and have since then grown tremendously as a community supporting the open-source movement within Africa. Well, as you might have heard, it's happening again!!! 🔜

At Open Source Community Africa, we intend to help integrate the act of open source contribution to African developers while strongly advocating the movement of free and open-source software (FOSS). Every year, we host our maiden Open Source Festival, a high-profile event that attracts student delegates, developers, designers, and corporate organizations on a large scale with a series of talks, workshops, and awareness of open-sourced developer tools. The second edition will be a forum for networking, discussions, and ideas proration around the latest happenings in technology and the growth of open source in Africa. Through this festival, we intend to open the eyes of Africans so they can be aware that the FUTURE IS OPEN.

As we get closer to the event, we've got a few updates and reminders for you:

Event Schedule

The event schedule is available on the conference website already. You can bookmark your favorite speakers, so you don’t miss out on their sessions. You can add sessions to your Sched by clicking or hovering over a talk session card like so:

A screenshot of the OSF2022 schedule page

Each talk type is separated by colors; here's the color code to help you understand better:

  • Keynote: Orange 🟠
  • Lightning talks: Purple 🟣
  • Talks: Aquamarine
  • Workshops: Green 🟢

If you're interested in attending Thursday workshops, kindly register for your preferred workshop sessions, as each workshop has limited space. Registration is done by adding the workshop to your Sched, as explained above.

Event Speakers

You can now find all the amazing speakers and their biography on the speaker's page.

A screenshot of the OSF2022 speaker's page

Sustain Africa Summit 2022

Sustain Africa is a one-day invite-only conversation for Open Source Software Sustainers. We would be talking about Sustainability - the sustainability of resources and the sustainability of its people. The conversation around the comprehensive overview of how FOSS is developed, maintained, utilized, and providing a roadmap for solving the cultural, financial, and institutional issues among open source project maintainers continues to be the focus of Sustain.

Our overall goals at Sustain Africa are to:

  1. Map and compare visions for the long-term health of free and open software communities around the globe. Connecting those who are passionate about these topics and supporting deeper ongoing collaboration and shared practice.
  2. Frame and workshop concrete sustainability needs and challenges, applying and prototyping strategies and practices that provide ongoing support and leadership in sustainability practices.
  3. Document models, strategies, and approaches to sustainability of OSS projects and work toward a more sustainable future for OSS.
  4. Address the “hard conversations” tied to sustainability, including appropriate practices for companies participating in free and open communities and new developments in licensing and reuse.

Read more about the event and schedule here:

Travel Guide

If you are attending the festival from Lagos, Nigeria, or outside Nigeria, we created a travel guide to assist you with your preparations and bookings.

Check In

Please come with the name/email address you used to purchase your ticket. This will be required to check you in on each day of the festival successfully.

Free Transportation

There will be free buses to convey attendees to the festival on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th March 2022 at the following locations:

  1. AJAH - Ajah Bus Stop (under bridge).

  2. LEKKI - Freedom Way Lekki.

  3. IKORODU - Ikorodu Garage.

  4. IKEJA - Ikeja City Mall (ICM).

  5. YABA - Ozone Cinema, Yaba.

The buses will leave each location by 08:00 AM prompt, so please be there by 7:45 AM and be well seated before 8. If you come later than 08:00 AM, then you will have missed the bus. Please be early!

Community Discord Server

We have a new server to accommodate our global community, chapters, events, and programs. We encourage you to join and invite others to be a part of our global community of open-source creators. Speaker slides, essential updates, and support requests will be disseminated via this medium henceforth :).

Open-source technologies are driving the future as the most widely adopted tools for building disruptive and innovative solutions to current global issues. By joining Open Source Community Africa, you get to be a part of a global movement and learn how to effectively contribute to building the next generation of world-class solutions in Africa.