IDLELO7 will serve as a platform to build skills and networks of FOSS players in Africa, focusing on technology. Bringing a wide spectrum of FOSS players in an intensive skill-sharing environment, lays the path for mutual understanding and collaboration.
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 conference. The summit is a forum for inclusive deliberations, assessments, strategies, and implementation of FOSS policy, innovation, and trends. IDLELO, over the past six editions, has proved its necessity and has established beyond doubts that it is the one African event for FOSS practitioners, developers and advocates as well as governments to showcase results, share experiences, exchange challenges, review progress on the continent in diverse domains and chart a way forward for the following years.
These track will include sessions on VOIP, Google, Cloud Computing, Blogging, MultiMedia, Firewalls and much more.
These tracks will include sessions on; Internet Governance, Data Privacy, Cloud Security, OpenData Standards, ICT Policy Formulation, OER.
These tracks will have sessions on software development for; Health, Education, ERPs and Mobile.
NITA-U and FOSSFA seek strong partnerships to collaboratively and successfully host IDLELO7. NITA-U and FOSSFA welcome partnerships with organisations that share similar objectives for IDLELO7 and a history of good working relationships on the African continent. A good mix of partners usually bring together diverse experiences, perspectives, skills and regional contacts, as well as complementary expertise and interests.