AFRICA’S PREMIER OPEN SOURCE SUMMIT
Durban, South Africa
Durban, South Africa
IDLELO is a Southern Africa word meaning “Common Grazing Ground”. Idlelo captures the essence of FOSSFA’s existence as well as the fundamental objective of the African FOSS conference. The Conference is a forum for inclusive deliberations, assessments, strategies, and implementation of ICT policy, innovation, and trends with specific regard to Free and Open Source Software and Tools.
The primary goal of IDLELO is to increase the awareness, integration and adoption of free and open source software (FOSS) in Africa. within the IDLELO7 theme emphasising how such Free and Open Source solutions are being (can be) used to achieve Open Data and Open Government frameworks.
In Kampala, we expect to learn what the Government of Uganda roadmap to Openness highlights, and also what COMESA and other development partners have planned.
We invite NITA-U, UCC and other entities towards FOSSFA Membership, as a sign of commitment to the Open Source Model.
We look forward to welcoming all of Africa to Kampala, this August, and we look forward to gaining more FOSSFA Memberships from the summit in Kampala, both individual and organisational.
Day 1 Highlights
Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, (@FrankTumwebazek) Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Republic of Uganda:
Hon. Elioda Tumwesigye, (@elioda) Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Republic of Uganda:
Seun Ojedeji (@seun_oj), Chair, FOSSFA Council:
Nnenna Nwakanma, (@nnenna), Africa Regional Coordinator, Web Foundation:
Other Speakers included:
Follow #IDLELO7 for highlights.
IDLELO gathers Africa’s open advocates. Its the best place to engage on policy, practice and technology, all things open.
The magnificent Commonwealth resort is about 14km south of the city, on the shores of the beautiful Lake Victoria.
The IDLELO7 invite-only Gala Dinner will showcase the continent’s awards for excellence in Open Source Technologies.
Uganda is known for beautiful weather, juicy pineapples and unmatched hospitality. Come and experience it.
The Commonwealth Resort has provided the best rates for accommodation and your comfort.
All the finer details about IDLELO7 can be found here. Get in touch if you need extra information.
The map and Contact details are listed within the contact information.You will also receive a confirmation email with location map.
The cost of the hotel accommodation and travel is not included in the event fee. For corporate accommodation rate, please contact us directly.
All payments are processed via PayPal. You may also pay at the time of event. But please reserve your seat by contacting us directly.
All tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by us, in which case we will always make a full refund.
Fill the form below to get directions to our event location
If you have any questions about the event, please contact us directly. We will respond for sure.