Google has partnered with CMS Africa to contribute to the improvement of  open source CMS cores introducing solutions to match the challenges of modern users on the open Web.. 

Through the Developers for Africa project, Google and CMS Africa are inviting local developers to help bring these solutions to life. 

Google has partnered with CMS Africa before, for events such as CMS Africa Summit, and with Developers for Africa we are setting up a long-term engagement to enable unique CMS-improving solutions through education, technical support and funding. 

We kick off the project with the first Developers for Africa Meetup, which will be held in Kenya on April 15-16, 2021. The event will bring together developers with the critical brainpower needed to identify gaps in their chosen CMS and propose solutions for them!

We are hoping to build on this with more meetups  in South Africa and Nigeria, as well as, eventually, Uganda, Rwanda, and Egypt. Meetup participants will benefit from networking opportunities, support for their unique solutions, and several projects may be eligible for funding through Google’s Opens Source Fund.  

“There is no region with quite the same untapped potential for growth for the Web like Africa, and CMS are the key to unlocking this potential. We couldn’t be more excited to partner up with CMS Africa on this journey of making the Web more performant, private and capable for developers and users in Africa and worldwide,” Andrey Lipattsev, CMS Partnerships, EMEA Lead, Google.

The State of the CMS

The growth of online opportunities has created the need for better-performing CMS. E-commerce, social media platforms, and giant content corporations demand efficiency that CMS built in the past cannot meet. 

“Speed, scalability, and security have become more critical. With ever-diminishing user attention spans, websites should deliver what their visitors request faster, reduce waiting time, and improve user experience”, says Oduor Jagero, the founder of CMS Africa. 

E-commerce sites and giant blogs receive a high number of pageviews per visit, high engagement, and increased loyalty. This often stems from better performance and intuitive user interfaces. 

To bring the opportunity into the CMS space African developers are coming together to think of ways to improve the core of open source CMS in the following areas: performance. security, scalability  and API-Driven infrastructure. 

How You Can Join In

CMS Africa appreciates the contribution of the open-source community and offers a chance to developers to change the Web and make open source CMS better. 

If you are passionate about open source CMS and would like to contribute to improving their user experience, then you should come on board. 

Apply for the upcoming Developers for Africa project and help your preferred CMS platform serve the world better. 

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