Building the Next Generation of Problem Solvers

In its mission to ensure no one is left behind in the world of digital revolution, the African Women Engineering Leadership and Entrepreneurship (AWELE) Academy concluded its three-week intensive programming workshop for men and women in Lagos, Nigeria.

The intensive workshop which held from April 24 to May 12, 2017, exposed participants to amazing world of computer programming and coding skills which includes hands-on practical knowledge on how to how to build a full stack web application using Node, Angular, Express and MongoDB, Intro to PHP and “MySQL.”

Other interesting feature was the introduction to HTML, JavaScript and designing a website using WordPress.

As part of AWELE Academy’s strategy to ensure participants are critically assessed to certify their knowledge and skills in computer programming, they were pitched with tech developers in Andela Lagos Office where they made a presentation on their demo project and exchanged ideas. At the end of the session, the (S)He Hacks Africa participants were given pass mark.

At the Andela Lagos office, participants got first-hand information on Andela’s recruitment process and also had a one-on-one mentorship session with developers

AWELE Academy is super excited that these set of amazing participants can now do amazing things with the software skills acquired.

In the three weeks of the coding boot-camp, participants were truly inspired to advance their careers as a Software programmer, community leaders and entrepreneurs in tech.

One of the participants at the coding boot-camp, Obozua Dorothy Itohan, is a graduate of Electrical Engineering from the University of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria.

She had a chat with the Founder and CEO, Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor, and has this to say: “I really enjoyed the coding boot-camp. And, comparing the little amount paid to the amount of knowledge gained, I can really say AWELE Academy put in a lot for us and I’m deeply grateful.”

Another participant, Gbadamosi Bukola, shared her experience about the S(H)he Hacks Africa Coding Bootcamp in Lagos, Nigeria.

“My experience at AWELE Academy has been great. I got exposed to things I do not know before like Digital Marketing to HTML, CSS, PHP, WordPress, and JavaScript. I did a project and created a website; now I can design and create a website for myself and prospective clients.

“Before I came here, I had some little knowledge about computer, but this boot camp did expose me to programming. So, it’s been great and I also had the opportunity to meet and interact with people, and I’m glad I came to Lagos for this.”

With the above testimonies, it is an established fact that the She Hacks Africa intensive coding boot-camp will encourage diversity and most especially raise future generations of problem solvers.


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