Technical Programs & Bootcamps

All our programs are specifically designed to empower young African girls and women in tech with the technical and career skills needed to scale in their fields” We are a non-profit organization

Open Source Programs

Our Open Source Programs are specifically created to help introduce and get more women actively building and contributing to Open source, within Africa and across the globe, helping promote gender diversity within the Open Source Ecosystem.

Program Impact

3

Countries

4

Sponsors

24

Open Source Organizations

333

Ladies

Past Cohort

View some of our past programs and the amazing moments.

Contributhon

Contributhon (Cohort 1)

1 month open source Boot Camp focused on building more women OSS contributors & pairing selected participants with global open source organizations to...

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WOSCA OS Challenge

WOSCA OS Challenge ()

The aim of this challenge is to get more ladies within Africa to actively contribute to open source projects by providing them with resources to help ...

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Success Stories

Goodnews Sandy

Contributhon Participant

“My experience has been great. I contribute to technical writing and documentation for the layer5 community. I interact with my mentors on progress and discuss better ways to get things done regarding layout and content etc. I really appreciate these opportunity to improve my skills through Open source.”

Naimat Oyewale

Contributhon Participant

“It's been a great experience for me so far and also at the same time very challenging. It was my first time setting up tools like Kubernetes and Docker, getting to read more things about them and also working on commands that manage a whole project. Though, I had some blockers as regards setting up and development but the mentors have been really helpful, friendly and patient. I feel like a superstar right now getting to learn these things within 2-3 weeks.Thank you for the wonderful opportunity SCA.”

Ruth Ikegah

WOSCA OS Challenge Participant

Ruth Ikegah submitted her first open-source contribution during WOSCA’s practical session in June when we launched the initiative. She recorded a total of 10 pull request during WOSCA's OS Challenge in the subsequent month and is now a GitHub star due to her contributions so far.

Mark Waite

Contributhon Mentor - Jenkins

“I enjoyed working with people on a different continent with different experiences than mine. It was invigorating to see others learning and growing in their technical skills and experiences. The participants were patient and understanding during this first session of those times when we didn’t know an answer. They asked good questions and joined our sessions willingly.”

Sacha Wharton

Contributhon Mentor - DeployHub

“I really enjoyed being a mentor, not only was it a very rewarding experience to be able to give back but also a fantastic learning experience for both parties. I would absolutely do this again! The mentees did a great job and I really hope that they feel encouraged and empowered to develop themselves further and become world changers. I also hope that they felt welcome in the Ortelius group and that they join us in our Opensource adventure”

Program Sponsors & Partners

Cloud Programs

Our Cloud Programs offer a variety of learning initiatives targeted at getting more African women into the Cloud Engineering Space, starting with our cohortly 3-months cloud School bootcamp

Program Impact

60

Ladies

7

Countries

1

Sponsors

1

Partners

Current Cohort

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SCA Cloud School Bootcamp

SCA Cloud School Bootcamp (2)

Cloud school bootcamp is a 3 month intensive program for ladies who are interested in starting out careers in the cloud engineering field. The program...

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Program Sponsors & Partners

Junior & High School Programs

Our program initiative specially created for young girls across junior and high schools to stimulate and nurture their interests in STEM early in their learning journey.

Program Impact

Past Cohort

View some of our past programs and the amazing moments.

Summer Code Camp - Class of 2020

Summer Code Camp - Class of 2020 (Class of 2020)

A 4-week intensive bootcamp targeted at junior & high school girls to educate them on tech and take them through intensive learning in different track...

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Mentoring Programs

Our Mentoring Programs is a 3 months, cohort style, bootcamp, designed to pair expert Technical mentors in the industry with girls/women who identify as beginners or intermediate learners in need of a technical guide and learning path to excel in their specific fields of choice including Software Engineering, Product Design, Data Science/Machine Learning and much more

Program Impact