Despite the fact that the Internet connection has been completely shut down in the northwest and southwest of Cameroon (its two main English-speaking regions) for the past 24 days now, a 17-year-old Cameroonian has defied the odds to emerge as the first African to win Google’s Code-In Competition — a competition that allows pre-university students between the ages of 13 and 17 complete tasks specified by partner open source organizations to name a few.
Collins won under the “OpenMRS” category; an open source enterprise electronic medical record system platform.
Actually he was affected by the Internet blockade imposed by the Cameroon Government, but did he let that stop him?
He had to travel to another town to submit his solution.
All of us at haxxyloaded congratulate collings drop your well wishes for him.