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State of Open Subset – Episode 4
23 May : 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
OpenUK’s State of Open Subset are weekly digital talks across 10 weeks per season.
Speaker: Ruth Ikegah – Ruth Ikegah is an Open Source Program Manager, Technical Writer, and GitHub Star. She serves as the Community Lead at CHAOSS Africa, working to improve the health of Open Source communities on the continent. She also doubles as a maintainer in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) working group at CHAOSS.
She believes in giving back via volunteering, which is why she is actively involved in different communities, including She Code Africa (SCA), GitHub Africa, Layer5, Open Source Stories, etc.
As a result of her commitment and consistency, she received a GitHub Star Award in 2021, becoming the first female in Africa to bag the award. She also received the GitHub Pioneer Award in 2021, got her status as a GitHub Star renewed, and won a GitHub Star of the Year Award in 2022.