Dakar Institute of Technology.
Moctar is passionate about mathematics, computer science, and of course, everything related to machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence. He smiles when he solves problems, nobody know why. Please check his profile.
Enock, is a free & open source advocate and trainer. As you can see, three keywords about him are: FOSS4G, FLOSS, Open Data. He contributed to projects such as WikiData, OpenStreetMap, Wikipedia. He is also among the PyCON Africa 2019 speakers. I saw him do interesting things with GIS.
Mamadou is also a free & open source advocate. But with a high focus on electronics, in fact, he spend most of his time in his fablab, playing with 3D printing, robots, micro controlers, sensors, etc ... Everytime I have a problem with my circuits, I just ask him for help.
Romaric, intelligent, amazing, awesome guy. Passionate about everything he does. Currently tackling one of the biggest challenges in Africa: no addresses. By the way, right now, he's hiring a Python developer.
Alassane's motto is to help as many people as possible. To reach that goal, he did many things. Among others, he founded "Métisse de l’Empire", to run activities that will generate incomes for non-profit organizations involved in social issues around Senegal. He's also one of the people behind l'Empire des enfants, a non-profit that tries to help underprivileged/abandoned children.
Ahmadou is a statistical consultant and R enthusiast, I mean really. I have seen him tell amazing stories with datas. He's a huge fan of free software, he swears only by ArchLinux, Emacs, & Org-mode. He told me once Julia is definitely the language he plans to use extensively in the next couple of months.
Agatevure is an Android Developer, and she's definitely an amazing UI/UX designer and whenever possible, she also write articles. When she's not doing software development, she builds communities and help organizing tech events.
Ousseynou describes himself as a Full stack Developer & Python Lover. I've heard lots of things about this guy. I've heard he's a good guy, I've heard he's the one trying to launch PythonSenegal. To know more about him, just follow this link.
Thomas is a self-taught software engineer by sheer passion and hard, dedicated work. Thomas is interested in FOSS, Embedded systems, AI, and Machine Learning. He's also a star Wars geek.
Fode is defintely an amazing guy. He's the one behind this: a Dakar based Bitcoin user group. He witnessed the Bitcoin adoption at El Salvador and he is right now running the Bitcoin Developer Academy.
AI teacher & consultant, social entrepreneur, lead datascientist at Air Sénégal, president at GalsenAI. He also host a podcast... phew. Definitely a polarizing figure in the Dakar tech scene since the past few months.
Abdoul Karim Cisse
Abdoul Karim aka the Cloud Guru is senior software engineer. Everytime we discuss, it's always about AWS, Kubernetes, Cloud.... Anything related to software architecture, and software infrastructure. He definitely loves coding, solving problems, breaking things down, hacking. Please check his profile
Babacar is very sympathetic guy I've met few years ago during an Install Party. He was really community driven, always ready to help, always ready to share, to give advices etc... He's always a fervent advocate for the free software movement. When he does not help organize events, he build houses. I mean, from the very start, conception and drawings, with things like ArchiCAD (by the way, he knows all the CAD software), to the implementation: civil engineering. His website is a little bit old school, but you definitely needs to collaborate with him.
I've met Orbifx on Mastodon. A very long time ago, he created an XMPP community. I joined. I know he enjoy everything related to Nature, Emails, NNTP, DNS. By the way, for being able to browse his website, you need to use an open and democratic alternative DNS root: OpenNIC. He also helped me discover Ocaml, he convinced me to go back and relearn C programming.
I had a chance to discuss with Guillaume, it was nice talking with him. He's really passionate about, free software, open source software and data privacy. You definitely need to read about his configuration (hardware and software) as a software engineer.
Girish is a software engineer passionate about free software. I enjoy reading his blog posts. When he's not in front of a computer, he is behind a camera to take beautiful pictures.
Hassane is an independent consultant. He says he loves Rust, Ruby, Go, Elixir, Haskell, Elm and JS. He's also one of the leads behind Dakar Ruby. And you'll find more about his tutorials here