CFP closed at  January 30, 2022 19:18 UTC

Open Source Community Africa is a community aimed at creating and supporting the open source movement within Africa. As a community, we intend to help integrate the act of open source contribution in African developers while strongly advocating the movement of free and open source software.

We are excited to announce that the second version of our annual Open Source Festival will be happening from the 24th to the 26th of March in 2022. This festival tagged #OSCAFest22 will be a hybrid event with a physical presence in Lagos, Nigeria.

As always, #OSCAFest22 will be a high profile event that would attract student delegates, developers, and corporate organizations on a large scale and would entail a series of talks, technical sessions, and awareness of developer-friendly tools. It will be a forum for similar minds to interact, network, share ideas and discuss the latest happenings in the field of software development as well as the growth of the opensource community in Africa. Through this festival, we intend to continue moving Africans from being the users to becoming the Next Billion Creators.

CFP Description

Thank you for your interest in speaking at the Open Source Festival in Lagos, Nigeria. We are currently accepting talks, tutorials, and workshops proposals from interested speakers. We are looking for sets of topics surrounding open source, and best practices. But we also encourage a range of topics from:

  • Web/Mobile development
  • Design
  • Cloud Computing
  • Web3 / Blockchain
  • AI / Data Science (Machine Learning)
  • Internet of Things (Embedded Systems, Hardware)
  • Community (Technical writing, Career growth, Mental health)
  • Geospatial Technologies (OpenStreetMap, QGIS, Location Intelligence)

How to apply

  • Click on this link to access the submissions page.
  • Read through the required information and submit a proposal for your talk.


  • Write your proposal in Talk Details and remember to set the category of your proposal from Tags.
  • Fill out your profile information in Profile Details.
  • Complete by clicking the Submit button.

What kind of CFP submissions are we accepting?

  • Talk sessions (20 - 30 minutes)
  • Lighting talks (5 - 10 minutes)
  • Workshops (60 minutes)

Important Dates

  • Submission opens: Wednesday, 22nd December 2021
  • Submission deadline: Thursday, 27th January 2022
  • Acceptance/rejection notification: 18th - 23rd February 2022

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at