Open Source Developer Challenge

Along with the Software Freedom Day 2012, the Linux Professional Institute (East Africa) will sponsor the Open Source Developers challenge. This event is targeted at students who are interested in developing software applications and solutions using Open Source tools.

This challenge is open to students in all Universities and tertiary training institutions who are studying Computer Science and other related courses. There will be various prizes to be won e.g. laptops, tablets, smart phones, training manuals, LPI exam vouchers and many more. Co-sponsors are welcome to participate in this event by sponsoring various items as outlined elsewhere.

The winners will be announced and awarded during the cocktail that will be hosted on the evening of Friday, 31st August 2012.

The projects will be judged based on the following criteria:

  1. Use of open source tools
  2. The level of completion
  3. Ease of Use
  4. Presentation
  5. Collaborative development
  6. Portability across platforms
  7. Innovation

To participate in this challenge, students will need the nomination of their heads of departments from their Universities. The heads of the departments are invited to nominate leading applications developed by their students and each University will be allocated slots depending on the total nominations received.

We are hoping to have a maximum of 5 nominations per University because of time limitations, but actual numbers will be determined one week before the event.Please send your nominations to us via email on info at lpakenya dot org before 17th August 2012.

Project submissions are to be made through the IT department heads in the learning institutions