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Coding FOSS in Africa

<b>ict@innovation</b> supports and promotes the development of African Free and Open Source Software Applications.

<b>Learning by Coding</b> - the mentored internship programme (MIP) of AVOIR & ict@innovation In partnership with the university network AVOIR, ict@innovation has launched a Mentored Internship Programme. The mentored internship programme enables interns to learn by coding by involving them in actual FOSS projects and matching them with skilled and dedicated mentors.

• Interns are recruited from small and medium IT enterprises as well as engaged graduate-level students in Africa.
• Mentors are recruited from African IT enterprises and training institutions as well as German and European enterprises and FOSS institutions.

<b>ict@innovation’s aim is to:</b>
• Strengthen practical programming capacities and qualify African FOSS
• Enable them to contribute to local and international FOSS projects
• Support the development of locally relevant software applications,
adapted to the needs of small and medium enterprises and the public sector.

If you are interested in becoming an intern, becoming a mentor, or you are working on a FOSS project you would like to recruit interns for, please get in touch with ict@innovation Programme Manager James Kariuki.

Workshop at UWC kick-starts new Mentored Internship Programme

On the 28th and 29th of April, 2010 representatives from nine AVOIR nodes gathered at UWC for a two day workshop to plan a joint mentored internship programme of ict@innovation and the African Virtual Open Initiatives and Resources (AVOIR) Network.

CENFOSS: First Bank in Mozambique migrated to FOSS!

CENFOSS is currently supporting SOCREMO ( micro finance bank. SOCREMO have branches trough all Mozambique (South and Center to be specific), and is the first bank in Mozambique, and perhaps in all Southern Africa, that has migrated more than 300 computers from Windows to Linux. For the project CENFOSS is using Ubuntu 8.04. The banks servers, configured by CENFOSS, run on Debian.

Mentored Internship Programme Group

This group includes all information on the mentored internship programme being planned and implemented by ict@innovation and AVOIR. The group space is used to share documents and space for exchange between the programme parrtners and interested organisations and persons.

Lesotho FLOSS Workshop



The Community Education Computer Society (CECS), an ICT training NGO established in 1985 in South Africa, will be conducting a 2-day workshop on free/libre and open source software (FLOSS) in Maseru, Lesotho on 20 & 21 August 2009.

Workshop Objectives
The objectives of the workshops, which are supported by OSISA, are to:

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openeverything Berlin


newthinking store
Tucholskystr. 48

openeverything is a global conversation about the art, science and spirit of 'open'. It gathers people using openness to create and improve software, education, media, philanthropy, neighbourhoods, workplaces and the society we live in: everything. It's about thinking, doing and being open.

ict@innovation will be presented in the afternoon. For a full programme see the website.

IST-Africa 2009 Conference


Hosted by Government of Uganda through the Ministry of ICT, IST-Africa 2009 Conference & Exhibition will take place 06 - 08 May 2009 in Kampala, Uganda.

skunkworks@innovation - Local Kenyan Software

The Kenyan organization Skunkworks organized an ICT Open Day today, Oct. 4th, 08, in Nairobi. The event featured a variety of local (mostly open source) software projects and their developers -

Mobile Active 08


South Africa MobileActive08, jointly organized by and the Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT), will take place from 13-15 October 2008 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The theme of the event is "Unlocking the Potential of Mobile Technology for Social Impact”. In the context of ict@innovation it will be interesting to see, what kinds of FOSS mobile applications are being featured in the conference.
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Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial Conference


Cape Town International Convention Center Cape Town
South Africa
The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) conference gathers developers and users of open source geo-spatial software from around the world to discuss new directions, exciting implementations, and growing business opportunities in the field of open source geo-spatial software. FOSS4G is presented annually by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). Conference Website:
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The 6th International ICT Open Access Conference Fair


Phone: 265(0)8 843148
180° 0' 0" N, 360° 0' 0" E
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