Hackathon

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Hackathon The 10 week bootcamp ended with a bang. Or more precisely an intense 3 day hackathon. It began on Wednesday morning with pitches of some problems in their local community. The students then self formed into 2 teams of roughly 8 students, picked a challenge each and got coding. The task was to come up with an idea to solve the problem, create a prototype then present and demo their prototype in front of a panel of judges. Read more →

Students E-Commerce Bonsai Website Project

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Bonsai Website Our students took their 6 weeks of web development skills knowledge and created an e-commerce website selling bonsai trees (of all things). You can check out their results here: AFTERNOON SESSION GROUP 2 MORNING SESSION GROUP 1 MORNING SESSION GROUP 3 MORNING SESSION GROUP 2 Read more →

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 →