She Code Africa is a non-profit organization focused on celebrating and empowering young girls and women in tech across Africa.

The She Code Africa Contributhon Program is a virtual open-source boot camp for 4 weeks where ladies get the opportunity to work with open source organizations on selected projects with dedicated mentorship and on completion of the program, a stipend of $500 is awarded. This program aims to create a more diverse, inclusive, and innovative culture within the African open source ecosystem by matching African women in technology with sponsors and mentor open source organizations to work on projects used by millions of people all over the world.

Layer5 is participating in Contributhon as a Mentoring Organization in Contributhon Open Source Bootcamp to engage more with the open-source ecosystem in Africa and diversify contributions, most especially, we love making an impact.

Timeline of Contributhon
  • Bootcamp Period:
    • April 1, 2021 - SCA OS BootCamp officially kicks off
    • April 1,2021 to April 23, 2021 - Participants work with mentors on selected projects

  • Project Finalization:
    • April 26, 2021 to April 30, 2021 - Participants submit their evaluations of the success of the projects and their experience working with the mentors.
    • April 26, 2021 to April 30, 2021 - Mentors submit their evaluations of the successes of the projects and their experience working the participants.

  • Results announced:
    • May 8, 2021 to May 14, 2021 - SCA announces successful participants and awards $500 stipend.

Projects Submitted
  • Layer5 Websites

    Project Description

    Layer5 has a couple of websites built with Jekyll, Gatsby, and Strapi listed:

    Sites running on Jekyll: Sites running on Gatsby:
    Breakdown of Tasks
    • Elizabeth Meshioye
    • Cynthia Akinade
    • Blossom Babalola

  • Layer5 Community Handbook

    Project Description

    Layer5 Community Handbook is a proposed handbook with the ABC's of the community

    Breakdown of Tasks
    • Looking for repetition pattern across docs
    • Creating a structured guide for interaction across all projects

    • Anisat Akinbani
    • Goodnews Sandy
    • Abiola Farounbi

  • Meshery CTL

    Project Description

    Meshery CTL is a command line tool for Meshery, the cloud native management plane.

    Breakdown of Tasks
    • Fixing existing issues on the repository and enhancing the project with ideas.
    • Naimat Oyewale
    • Joy Nwainwu

Layer5, the cloud native management company

An empowerer of engineers, Layer5 helps you extract more value from your infrastructure. Creator and maintainer of cloud native standards. Maker of Meshery, the cloud native manager.