About OSCA

Open Source Community Africa (O.S.C.A) is for open source lovers, enthusiasts, advocates and experts within and across Africa with the sole aim of increasing the rate of credible contributions by African software developers, designers, writers and everyone involved in the sphere of technology to open source projects both locally and globally, changing the perception of Africans from just the billion users to the
NEXT BILLION CREATORS
.

Mission

We are a diverse community of open source lovers, collaborating on different projects to make a difference across Africa.

We currently achieve this through the following vehicles;
OSCA Chapters, Open Source Festival and through featured open source projects.

Our main goal is to create an atmosphere in which Africans not only use software and hardware but are also creators of these technologies.

Vision

In due time, we hope technological skills would be at the grassroots of Africa.

Take African developers from the billion users to the billion creators; We hope to do this with our monthly OSCA meetups across different chapters.

We hope to work with numerous organizations that promote open source culture to reach their targeted audience and contributors. We will be creating the enabling environment that will allow thinkers and creators to develop open source technologies that will impact people.

Community

Our community is a safe enabling environment on zulip chat, consisting of diverse people all working together to grow a collaborative system.

Currently we have smaller communities of people in a particular city called chapters; OSCA Lagos, OSCA Port-Harcourt, OSCA Imo. Each of this chapters have successfully hosted a physical meetup.

Join Us

As a community, we intend to help integrate the art of open source contribution into African developer ecosystem whilst strongly advocating for the adoption of free and open source technologies.
To achieve this, we are building an inclusive environment to accomodate developers of all skill level.