GitHub, a software repository platform which brings developers to discover, share, and build, continues to see solid trajectory from Nigerian developers. Our developers are adopting open source software faster than any nation in the world, notes GitHub which is owned by Microsoft. The future of African software sector is open source as that has the lowest marginal cost for growth. The age of licensing software model will continue to fade in Africa.
The bleeding edge of technology innovation is increasingly shifting from Silicon Valley to places that are also at the frontiers of economic development, including sub-Saharan Africa, says Omoju Miller, the head of machine learning at software development platform Github.
“We are the at edge of another kind of technology frontier, and this time around, it is not happening in San Francisco, it is taking place in Africa,” she said.
Then, when traveling to the Maasai Mara nature reserve, she recalled passing through numerous rural villages. “We are talking about very small villages and yet in these small villages you can still use mobile payments,” she said. “This is going to radically change what the technology environment is going to look like.