Dear all,

I am excited to inform you that the African Wikimedia Developers Project (AWMD) [1] will have its second training session in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. This event was made possible thanks to a close collaboration between Wikimedia Community User Group Côte d’Ivoire (WCUG-CI) and Open Foundation West Africa, along with other local partners.

From February 16 to 17, around 25 developers will learn how to improve or develop on the Mediawiki software as well as the overall technical infrastructure of Wikimedia projects. Following the training session in Accra last year and its encouraging outcomes [2], the step of Abidjan intends to build on the lessons learned so far and continue to expand the volunteer community of the Africa Wikimedia Developers Project (AWMD).

As a reminder, AWMD is a project that focuses on recruiting volunteer African Developers for the benefit of the Wikimedia Movement. Its main goal is to increase the number of volunteer developers who can solve related Wikimedia issues on the continent and in the movement at large.

Stay tuned for more updates soon!




Samuel Guebo

Vice-chair of Wikimedia Community User Group Côte d'Ivoire (WCUG-CI)
GLAM-WIKI Coordinator in Côte d'Ivoire

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