Sustain Africa is a one-day conversation for Open Source Software Sustainers. We would be talking about Sustainability - the sustainability of resources and the sustainability of its people. The conversation around the comprehensive overview of how FOSS is developed, maintained, utilized, and providing a roadmap for solving the cultural, financial, and institutional issues among open source project maintainers continues to be the focus of Sustain.
At the Sustain Africa summit, there would be no keynotes, talks, or sponsor demos. Your undivided attention will be required. Phones and laptops will not be used throughout, and you will be asked to put devices away if they are a distraction to you or anyone else, as facilitators take you through the journey of Open Source Sustainability.
Our overall goals at Sustain Africa are to:
The following are some general guidelines regarding how we will run the event:
Sessions are designed to be highly interactive. This won’t be a space where you will see any panels and keynote speakers. Breakout sessions will be designed to spur discussion and production. Facilitators will have as their primary goals enabling learning, addressing questions, and supporting peer sharing and peer production. Bring your ideas, your questions, your needs and your knowledge to share!
The event starts at 03:30 PM on 24th March 2022, so please arrive at 03:00 PM to check in. The event will last for 3 hours and will be structured as collaborative working sessions, along with optional activities. Sessions will be dialog and outcome-oriented rather than presentations or lecture format. The program is envisioned to enable deeper collaborations and learnings across the network of participants in order to collectively improve our skills, strategies, and impact in our respective OSS efforts.
The following is a working schedule for the Sustain Africa 2022:
|03:00 PM||Arrivals and registration|
|03:30 PM - 03:50 PM||Opening Plenary|
The event will be called to order with a friendly and fast-paced kickoff that includes words of welcome from meeting organizers, brief participant introductions, overviews of the agenda, participation guidelines, and meeting logistics.
|03:50 PM - 04:50 PM||Lenses on Sustainability - Interactive Case Studies|
The program will start with a set of discussions designed to explore the latest practices and learnings around sustainability in OSS contexts.
Topics anticipated to be covered include:
|04:50 PM - 05:20 PM||Chill and grab a food/drink!|
|05:20 PM - 05:45 PM||Strategy Sessions Share-Out|
Outputs and results from the interactive case studies will be set up around the main meeting room, and participants will be invited to “browse the gallery”, reviewing work from all sessions, providing feedback, and indicating interest in any ongoing efforts.
|05:30 PM - 05:45 PM||Mapping ongoing collaborations: Where from here|
The group will pause before the closing plenary to take stock of the progress made to this point in the meeting and to inventory action items, next steps, and other bridges to post-event collaboration.
|05:45 PM - 05:50 PM||Closing Session|
Participants will summarize key outcomes from the event, share appreciations and bring the meeting to a close.
|05:50 PM - 06:00 PM||Photographs and Networking|