After a successful Developers for Africa (DFA) Kenyan inaugural project, CMS Africa in collaboration with Google is expanding the project to Nigeria and South Africa. The Nigeria and South African event will be virtual and run as a combined (one) event. The dates are the 18th and the 19th of August, 2021.

The Project

DFA is a project that partners with developers in Africa in order to contribute to the improvement of  open source CMS cores by introducing solutions that match the challenges of modern users on the open Web..

Through the Developers for Africa project, Google and CMS Africa are inviting developers in Nigeria and South Africa to help bring these solutions to life. Later, this event will go to the rest of the African countries.

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.

The South African and Nigerian event will bring together developers with the critical brainpower needed to identify gaps in their chosen CMS and propose solutions for them!


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. 

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.

“With DFA, we hope that African developers will continue to come together to think of ways to improve the core of open source CMS in the following areas: performance. security, scalability  and API-Driven infrastructure.” says CMS Africa founder, Oduor Jagero.

DFA principle partner, Google, believes that Africa has a huge potential for growth.

“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.

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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