Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

Meet the Expert with Isaac Kamga (Google Developer Group Buea)

Isaac Kamga (Google Developer Group Buea)
2:35pm3:15pm Thursday, May 11, 2017
Location: Table 2

Ask Isaac, an open source evangelist and community organizer in Cameroon, about building the open source community in Africa, Silicon Mountain, and BRL-CAD.

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Isaac Kamga

Google Developer Group Buea

Isaac Kamga is the founder and manager of the Google Developer Group Buea, a community nonprofit funded by Google Inc and ActivSpaces Cameroon that develops programs that have introduced over 300 youths to computer programming. The group currently hosts the largest number of female open source contributors and has produced over 30 Google Summer of Code participants from Cameroonian Universities. Since then, he’s worked with ActivSpaces, Cameroon’s premiere tech incubator, to motivate over 50 developers from Africa to contribute (as students and sometimes as mentors) through GSoC and Google Code-In to open source organizations such as the Apache Software Foundation, BRL-CAD, CiviCRM, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Cryptostick, LibreHealth, Linux Foundation, MariaDB, Mifos Initiative, OpenMRS, Systers, Typo3, and Wikimedia Foundation. Isaac holds an MSc in computer science from the University of Buea, Cameroon.