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What is

It is an approach to the design, development, and distribution of products & knowledge offering practical accessibility to its source.

Learn Together

Bedrock 1: With the guardiance of TECHTURERS1, students are exposed and get to learn different open source technologies together

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Think Together

Bedrock 2: Two is better than one, so is several better than two. Our work is crucial in helping students think critically in solving problems

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Build Together

Bedrock 3: The whole essence is to be able to BUILD compelling IT solutions to problems. Open Source is all about collaboration and ability to build great produts together

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Upcoming Events


27th - 28th April 2018


Khamsys Technologies Ltd, Bijilo, The Gambia.

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Welcome to Open-Source Academy

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open-source əʊp(ə)nˈsɔːs/ adjective / COMPUTING
Denoting software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified.

We have realized that academic programmes are not enough to build compelling IT graduates. A lot of students /graduates on xxx site either have to learn technologies they think might be necessary at the workplace or learn on the job.

It is empirical to know that the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Etsy, Airbnb and alot of new tech companies and startups were built and are powered by open source technologies. Even proprietory tech companies like Microsoft, Oracle are also advocating the use of open source.

Based on the need of the Market and the Start-up ecosystem, it is imperative to expose students to Open Source ALL XXX Technologies. This might be difficult with current university curriculum, hence the need for institutions to set up Open-Source outfits on their campus... Click to read More .


7 Open-Source Sessions

Number of Sessions of open source technologies

4 Techturer1(s)

Number of lecturers teaching technologies

Over 32 Students

Number of participants

3 Open Source Technologies

Number of open source technologies used

Affiliations & Sponsors

Open Source Initiative
(Affiliate Member)

A non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and promoting open-source software development and communities, championing software freedom in society through.

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Python Software Foundation
(Event Sponsor)

Fosters collaboration within the Python community and is responsible for various processes including developing the core Python distribution. The Python Software Foundation is a proud sponsor of the Official Launch of the Open-Source Academy.

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Django Software Foundation
( Event Sponsor)

The goal of the Django Software Foundation is to promote, support, and advance its open-source project: in our case, the Django Web framework.The Django Software Foundation is a proud sponsor of the Official Launch of the Open-Source Academy.

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JetBrains Software
(Affiliate / Sponsor)

A cutting-edge software development company and vendor specializing in the creation of intelligent development tools. JetBrains Software is a proud sponsor of the Official Launch of the Open-Source Academy.

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Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

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A widely used high-level programming language for general-purpose programming that lets you work quickly and integrate systems more effectively.

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A dynamic, reflective, object-oriented, general-purpose programming language that supports multiple programming paradigms.

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A free and open-source web framework, written in Python, which follows the model-view-template (MVT) architectural pattern.

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Ruby on RAILS

A web application framework written in Ruby&uses the model-view–controller(MVC)framework, providing default structures for databases, web services&web pages

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