Democratic Republic of the Congo Dojo

Making open-source more accessible.
1. Explore online communities and forums: Join online communities such as GitHub, GitLab, or Stack Overflow to learn more about open-source technologies in the Democratic Republic of Congo. You can also search for forums and discussion groups dedicated to open-source technologies in the country.
  1. Attend local meetups and events: Look for local tech events and meetups in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This will allow you to meet and network with like-minded individuals and learn about new open-source projects and initiatives.

  2. Read local tech blogs and news sources: There are several tech blogs and news sources in the Democratic Republic of Congo that cover open-source technologies. Some notable ones include and

  3. Connect with local technologists: Connect with local technologists in the Democratic Republic of Congo to learn about their experiences with open-source technologies. Notable technologists from the country include Jacques Kabeya, a software developer and founder of the tech startup Esoko, and Thierry Kisalu, the founder of tech consultancy Kisalu & Associates.

  4. Learn from online resources: There are several online resources that offer courses and tutorials on open-source technologies. Some popular ones include Codecademy, Coursera, and Udemy.

  5. Join open-source communities: Join open-source communities such as the Open Source Initiative and the Free Software Foundation to learn more about open-source technologies and connect with other enthusiasts.

Notable technologists from the Democratic Republic of Congo throughout history include:

  1. Vinton Cerf: Vinton Cerf, also known as the “Father of the Internet,” is of Congolese descent. He co-designed the TCP/IP protocols and helped create the internet as we know it today.

  2. Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja: Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja is a Congolese historian and political activist who has written extensively about the country’s political and social issues. He is also a former professor at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

  3. Jean-Pierre Bokamba: Jean-Pierre Bokamba is a Congolese linguist who has written extensively about the country’s languages and cultures. He is a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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