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Nnenna Nwakanma

Nnenna Nwakanma

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Biography notes on Nnenna Nwakanma

Nnenna Nwakanma is Dreamfish Community Lead and Chair of the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa. She has been one of the major Civil Society actors in the World Summit on the Information Society and advices on the use of technology for development.

A key participant in the Global Information Society, she advises on the African Information Society Initiative (AISI) and is also an accomplished Civil Society trainer on major Information Society issues.

Nnenna Nwakanma has been part of the founding members of various ICT initiatives in Africa – The African Civil Society on the Information Society (ACSIS), the African Network of Information Society Actors – ANISA, and the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa – FOSSFA.

Nnenna has lived in in Nigeria, Cameroon, Togo, Ghana and Ivory Coast. She speaks English, French and local West African languages

Nnenna is running an ICT consultancy firm, nnenna.org. She is one of the Directors of Open Source Intiative, Chair of FOSSFA council and Vice President of the Digital Solidarity Fund.
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Emerging Topics
Location: Portland 255 Level: Novice
Danese Cooper (NearForm), Rishab Aiyer Ghosh (UNU-MERIT), Harshad Gune (Symbiosis International University), Martin Michlmayr (Hewlett Packard), Nnenna Nwakanma (NNENNA.ORG), Bruno Souza (SouJava), Alolita Sharma (Amazon Web Services (AWS))
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It's been 10 years since the term open source was coined in the U.S., and in that time transparent commons-based software development has changed the face of the U.S. software industry. But what impact has open source had outside of the U.S.? This panel will introduce you to five people who report on the reach and impact of open source worldwide. Learn how we're changing the world!! Read more.
Emerging Topics
Location: Portland 252 Level: Intermediate
Dawn Foster (Pivotal), Danese Cooper (NearForm), Allison Randal (Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Open Source Initiative), Audrey Eschright (Recompiler Media), Sulamita Garcia (Intel), Nnenna Nwakanma (NNENNA.ORG), Stormy Peters (Red Hat), Silona Bonewald (Hyperledger), Erinn Clark (.), Zaheda Bhorat (Amazon Web Services)
Given the open source movement, the popularity of social networks, and new tools for collaboration, more people are looking for ways to build community. The Art of Community came about because we wanted to write a book about community using a wiki so that a community could grow around the book. A different author leads each chapter, and you will hear from many of them during these lightning talks. Read more.
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