We are the fastest growing Africa Open-Source Community Looking To Change The Way Young Africans Get Started In Technology.
We have a place for everyone looking to grow their careers in technology in Africa. Join our channels to get started today.
We host weekly twitter spaces every Thursday between 8p.m and 10p.m Kenyan Time where tech industry experts talk about various topics and upcoming tech events.
Interactive sessions with industry experts
Instant feedback from industry experts
Leads on learning and network resources
Expand your network
We run full-stack open-source projects where UI/UX designers, developers and devops engineers work together to create full-stack applications
Collaborating on full-stack projects
Work using Agile Methodologies such as Scrum
Improve your soft-skills
Experience building real-world applications
We host community-led mentorship programs where beginners are mentored by experienced professionals and given guidance on getting started in tech
Skill-oriented weekly mentorship sessions
Information on industry best-practices
Leads on learning resources
Interactive Q/A Sessions on pair-programming sessions
We have made it very easy to get started in your open-source journey regardless of your technology background. Here is how you can quickly get started with SpaceYaTech
Pick an open source team to join from the list of full-stack teams consisting of UI/UX Designers, Software Developers, DevOps Engineers and Product Managers
Find the right stack within the team e.g Backend, Frontend or UX Design and read documentation of the project to understand what the project is about
Join weekly team discussions to discuss the progress of the project, find open issues on the team and start working on the issues
Make contributions to the respective repositories or figma files and get your changes reviewed by other team members before they are merged
Find mentors within the community and hold pair-programming sessions to help your career move to the next level.
Actively participate in the team discussions, seek clarification when unsure and together, help build a thriving open source technology community in Africa
"SpaceYaTech helped me kickstart my UX journey through collaborative work with other young Africans from across the tech globe"
"Working as an open source participant has been a great learning opportunity for me. I have learned from the different roles and tasks I contributed to"
"As an aspiring product manager, SpaceYaTech has given me the perfect community to learn and grow as a young PM getting started"
We are looking to partner with like-minded communities and businesses to help change the tech-ecosystem in Africa. Give us a call or write to us today to get started
Here are some of the mostly asked questions about SpaceYaTech.
Yes, SpaceYaTech is totally free for everyone who wishes to learn technology and contribute to Open Source
Yes, we are always looking for mentors willing to help the next generation of Africans in tech.
No. SpaceYaTech mentors everyone who is involved in modern technology. From Product Managers, UI/UX Designers, Technical Writers, Software Developers, Testers to Devops Professionals, we cover every aspect
Yes. As an open-source community, we are looking to collaborate with like-minded open-source communities, tech startups and corporates looking to bring positive change to Technology in Africa.
No. For now, we are an open-source community with no budget. As a mentor, you will, however, enjoy some perks which include our branded merchandise, attending partner events and above all, helping grow technology in Africa
Yes. Although our mentorship programs are done in cohorts, we have enough mentors to help you get started irrespective of where you are in your tech journey. Just contact us and we will help you get started