The She Code Africa Contributhon started April 5, 2022. The She Code Africa Contributhon is a boot camp where African women are paid to work with open source organizations on selected projects with dedicated mentors. This program aims to create a more diverse, inclusive, and innovative culture within the African open source ecosystem by matching African women in technology with sponsor and mentor open source organizations. The 7 mentees joining the Jenkins project come from Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana.
The Jenkins project has been accepted as a Contributhon mentoring organization. We’re spreading the project work between three different project ideas and are being helped by a She Code Africa project manager. The projects include:
We’re in the community bonding phase, using the Contributhon Onboarding Guide to prepare for the projects.
We’d like to introduce our mentees so that you recognize them and can welcome them during code review and online chat.
Nafeesat is a Python programmer and a project manager based in Nigeria. She loves to collaborate and learn from others as well as share knowledge. She is the project manager for the Jenkins project in the She Code Africa Contributhon.
You’ll recognize her contributions as j-enny on GitHub.
Catherine is based in Nairobi, Kenya. She is a front-end developer, technical content specialist, and open source enthusiast. Having transitioned from marketing to tech, Catherine is passionate about building exciting software solutions and using technical content to communicate their value to end users. She has been assigned to the inclusive naming project.
You’ll recognize her contributions as CatherineKiiru on GitHub.
Peace is based in Nigeria. She is a technical writer with knowledge of writing code. She has worked as a freelancer for 4 years and counting. She has been assigned to the inclusive naming project. She is happy to be a part of the She Code Africa Contributhon.
You’ll recognize her contributions as Ladyprowess on GitHub.
Somaa Chukwu is based in Nigeria. She is a full stack developer. She loves working with teams and is super excited for the opportunity to participate in the Jenkins project. She has been assigned to the screenshot updates project. Looking forward to an amazing experience and working with everyone.
You’ll recognize her contributions as somaathetechster on GitHub.
Miracle Ugorji is based in Nigeria. She is a frontend developer and technical writer. She is an open-source enthusiast. She’s glad for this opportunity to kick start her open-source journey. She has been assigned to the screenshot updates project.
You’ll recognize her contributions as amarealcoder on GitHub.
The projects this year are:
Conversations related to the Contributhon are happening in a Continuous Delivery Foundation slack channel.
We’re very grateful to the mentors from the Jenkins project that are hosting mentoring sessions, reviewing pull requests, and encouraging the mentees. Thanks to:
We also thank Zainab Abubakar of She Code Africa for her efforts to facilitate the Contributhon and encourage participation.