The majority of websites in the world are built using a Content Management System (CMS). This trend is even more pronounced in Africa. And yet many African creators are not entirely happy with the performance, capabilities, privacy and safety options presented by many popular CMS.
Internet users in Africa expect and deserve fast and secure web experiences tailored to their networks and devices, respectful of their privacy and powered by content formats which they are most attuned to. That’s why the Chrome team at Google is partnering with CMS Africa to work with African developers on bridging the gap that is keeping African developers and users from making the most of the Open Web’s promise.
At our first Developers For Africa event in April 2021 we got together with top open source CMS experts from Google, Joomla!, WordPress, Typo3, CMS Africa, and Drupal and developers from all over the continent. As a result, several project teams are already working with Google to fine tune their project proposals for funding applications. We invite you to read the post-event report to learn more.
At the next event on August 18-19 experts from Google, CMS Africa and the world’s leading open source CMS will come together to explore and build out opportunities for African developers to partner with Google, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla! and TYPO3. The main goal is to support Web developers in Africa in generating ideas for creative plugins or partnering with established developers to contribute to the core of their preferred CMS in a way that improves performance, user experience and privacy. We will work with the authors of the most creative and impactful ideas that are within our scope to help them apply for funding and support from Google and our partners.
Whether you are a seasoned web developer or a budding enthusiast we invite you to apply at dfa.cmsafrica.org/apply. And if you feel like this isn’t your profile, but there are folks in your network for whom this would be a good opportunity, help us spread the word! #DFA2021 is awaiting its heroes.