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Thursday, May 6 • 13:30 - 14:05
Improving the Impact of Diversity Initiatives in Africa - Abubakar Siddiq Ango, GitLab

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Africa as a whole is making giant strides in terms of technology adoption but job and educational opportunities remain scarce. Not everyone has the chance to be in the right place at the right time to access these opportunities.. Thankfully, alot of organizations have been creating new initiatives and programs to help Africans better access these opportunities. Despite these new intiatives, the impact has been limited. It will take more time and continued investment for them to generate a meaningful impact. . Some of these programs also struggle from a lack of experienced leadership, an inability to target the right audience, and unreasonable expectations. In this talk, Abubakar will be sharing how we can improve the success of outreach in Africa by approaching Africa as a continent and not as a single entity, how to reach the right audience, and how to get traction for your diversity programs.

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Abubakar Siddiq Ango

Developer Evangelism Program Manager, GitLab
Abubakar is a Developer Evangelism Program Manager at GitLab where he needs the Developer Evangelism to deliver on creating good content and evangelizing GitLab. He also writes and speaks about GitLab and Cloud-Native technologies. He is a Certified Kubernetes Administrator.



Thursday May 6, 2021 13:30 - 14:05 CEST
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