Nigeria stages open source forum

The 5th African Conference on Free and Open Souce Software will be held in Abuja this month.

The conference, IDLELO 5, will be opened by Communications Minister Omobola Johnson at the Umaru Musa Yar'Adua Centre in Abuja from March 19-23, 2012.

The event will focus on ‘Open Source Solutions for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Jon “Maddog” Hall of the US Linux Institute, and the Director-General of Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Professor Cleopas Angaye, will be among the keynote speakers.

A high-level session on the state of Open Data in Africa will see the participation of India, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Brazil and many others.

In collaboration with the Linux Professional Institute of Nigeria, a bootcamp will be organised and on-the-site examinations and certification will be ensured for all aspiring and senior Linux Professionals. IDLELO 5 has also acquired collaboration with world-class Ethical Hackers to hold an extra-ordinary ethical hacking training during the event.

For more information, go to http://idlelo.net/

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