We'll be integrating Acquia products and services in our curriculum where applicable and we'll be working with Acquia to raise open source and Drupal awareness in educational institutions across West Africa.
Jan / 11 / 2011 / Bantalabs Senegal is hiring Drupal developers
Bantalabs is a Drupal agency with offices in France and Senegal. Bantalabs France works with for-profit entities in Europe and the United States while Bantalabs Senegal tends to work with non-profit organisations and NGO’s throughout Africa.
We build websites, modules and themes, contributing docs and code when we can. We drive our local Drupal community and provide Drupal training for individuals, organizations and community members.
Dec / 22 / 2011 / DrupalCamp Dakar II coming up
We're very pleased to announce the second edition of DrupalCamp Dakar.
The camp will be taking place on January 28th at the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), situated on the Corniche Ouest in Dakar.
This will be an excellent start to 2012 and we fully expect to have DakarLUG, GTUG and the Blender Community present as well.
This edition will have technical and non-technical talks alike, and will have 2 training tracks running in parallel, covering the basics and more advanced Drupal topics.
Apr / 22 / 2011 / Reminder: DrupalCamp Dakar is tomorrow (April 23rd, 2011)
Just a reminder: DrupalCamp Dakar is taking place tomorrow, April 23rd 2011, at the AUF Campus Numérique in Dakar, Senegal.
All info: http://events.drupalafrica.org/dakar2011
We're also having a little community dinner tonight at 19:30 at La Brioche Dorée Mermoz.
If you hadn't previously registered, please do so now and join us tonight and/or tomorrow!
Mar / 11 / 2011 / Announcing DrupalCamp Dakar: April 22nd - 24th, 2011
Mark your calendars: on April 22nd, 23rd and 24th the compound of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie in Dakar is the place to be for Drupal folk far and wide.
Friday April 22nd, we're hosting a Drupal Community Dinner to help everyone get (re)acquainted and demonstrate Senegal's famous Teranga ('hospitality').
Saturday April 23rd: a day of talks and workshops with a continuous coffee bar and terrace.
Sunday April 24th: Drupal breakfast, aka coffee and code, where we'll be discussing the future of the African Drupal Community as well as demonstrate how to contribute code to Drupal and how to convert Drupal 6 modules to Drupal 7.
May / 16 / 2010 / Drupal in Dakar: a Community on the Move
A little under a month ago we helped organize the first of what we hope to be many regular Drupal meetups in and around Senegal and the rest of West Africa. The Dakar Linux User Group and the Agence Universitaire Francophone graciously offered their facilities for an afternoon dedicated to introducing Drupal.
Feb / 06 / 2010 / Introducing Bantalabs. Hello World.
After years of wild dreams and several months of planning we're happy to announce Bantalabs has opened its doors.
In a nutshell, Bantalabs will promote the use and creation of open source software in West-Africa. We will organize and host barcamps and topic specific camps (such as DrupalCamps, MobileWebCamps, CrisisCamps). We will provide training for end users and developers and work with universities to set up formal internship programs.
Much like the Appfrica Labs, iHub and Limbe Labs Ventures initiatives we want to stimulate technological innovation by providing financial and logistical support to young developers, designers, freelancers and startups. By this time next year we hope to have opened two open access co-working environments / hackerspaces - one in Dakar and one in Saint Louis.
In the mean time, everyone is welcome to drop by and come and design/brainstorm/code in our offices.