Community

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The local church in otukpo When I think of Nigeria I think of community. We are part of a community and we contribute to that community. So let me tell you a story about community. We were having problems with our venue. Then in stepped Pastor John. He was one of a few local dignitaries we invited to see the teaching at the start of the course. Read more →

Wordpress week

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The first week is all about wordpress (https://wordpress.org/about/). A great tool for building websites that currently powers 42% of all sites across the web. Our students dove head first into learning about wordpress which culminated in a challenge to build an e-library website. Split into teams of 3 each team had only 3 hours to create a website from scratch. You can check out the results here: Team 0 Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 And some lovely screenshots: Read more →

Bootcamp Go!

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We are super excited to announce the start of our first bootcamp. We have an exciting 10 week course planned for our students including a hackathon 🤫 The training in Nigeria will be conducted by Otupko Tech Academy (https://www.otukpotech.org/). Our partner organisation we’ve set up to deliver the training in Nigeria. And over the last few weeks our volunteers have been providing training to Daniel who will be teaching the course. Read more →

‘Congratulations and thank you’ - Our last beta course finshes!

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“Congratulations and thank you all for all your hard work” and with that a whirlwind week coding ended for our students, and for us: the fourth, and last of our ‘beta’ week long courses. It may have been the last in our ‘beta’ of 4 courses to test our strategy, but this was a course of firsts: our first all-female group the first time we taught the course on phones. Read more →

Our first coding course finishes!

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We’ve just competed our first week of teaching coding in Nigeria and we’re super excited to share it with you. Our free course (including a healthy lunch) taught 9 young adults in Otupko, Nigeria how to code. This culminating in an exciting final day project where our students put into practice all the skills they’d learnt. The challenge: create a website from scratch and have it live on the internet before the 2pm deadline. Read more →

Ready, Set, Go: Our first course goes live

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We’re lauching our first course this week. We’re super excited to be teaching 10 students web development skills over the course of a week. Over the course of the week they will learn basic html, js and css skills. And at the end of the week they’ll spend a day, hackathon style, going from an idea to a fully working website that they’ll demo. All set up Read more →