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Using a listing of open source projects built by Nigerians for the world over the years with hundreds of projects which provides an insight into the current state of open source in Nigeria, this talk is going to go over some data insights that we can get from this list and what we can do about it.
This talk would go over the demographics of contributors, languages, types of projects and also people actively building stuff. It’d also shed some light on areas that we need to take note of including inclusion in open source.
A Look Into Open Source
A case study of the Made in Nigeria Project
A brief background
Created out of the need to show that Nigerians do more than just
consume tools but can also build tools for global consumption in
Criteria included: Created by a Nigerian, Global relevance, 5+ stars.
Adewale "Ace" Abati
- Developer Advocate at Flutterwave
- Web Engineer and Open source enthusiast
- Avid gamer!
All of these projects have a combined total
number of 26,838 stars showing how many
people have found them useful all over the
A growing community
Across 158 projects, there have been 559 total contributors that have made these
projects the quality they are today.
Only 3 out of 87
creators are women.
This indicates a serious need for more women
to be supported and encouraged to be a part
of open source. And also to not hesitate to
come out and be proud of their work.
is the most popular project
With over 4437 stars and 30 contributors to the project open source project.
● We need more women to feel comfortable participating, contributing,
creating and sharing their open source projects.
● We need more organizations creating and sharing general tools
especially those that help them solve problems.
● There's no better time to empower the next billion creators.