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, the service mesh company

Representing the largest collection of service meshes and their maintainers in the world, Layer5 is the service mesh company. Creator and maintainer of service mesh standards. Maker of Meshery, the service mesh management plane.