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