Tanzanian interns get FOSS training
COMPUTING| Sept. 11, 2011, 11:59 a.m.
A group of nine Tanzanian students have undergone a rigorous free and open source software (FOSS) Mentored Internship Project (MIP) training programme.
The training included topics such as optimisation techniques and infrastructure deployment and maintenance.
The workshop was hosted at the University of Dar es Salaam.
The internship initiative was open to all the institutions that are members of the African Virtual Open Initiative and Resources (AVOIR) network. Those institutions that were short-listed following their expressions of interest – such as the University of Dar es Salaam - together with the help of the MIP project team, were required to select a group of interns and to assign them to various projects.
The interns themselves are from the University of Dar Es Salaam’s Computer Science Department and the College of Engineering. The nine students were also selected through an open call, and then short-listed based on their responses to a variety of questions. They were then evaluated according to pre-determined criteria.
A network of trainers, interns, developers and business stakeholders is currently being cemented throughout South, East and West for ongoing FOSS training.
Get more information on future initiatives here.
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