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AWESOME WEEK FOR US AT SHE HACKS AFRICA- TEAM SYNERGY, COHORT 9 WEEK 1

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We all walked into SHA (She Hacks Africa) with the aim of developing our coding skills but in one class, we discovered that the SHA initiative was more than that. We were introduced to WAAW Foundation and also the SHA initiative which is aimed at reaching the UN's Sustainable Development Goals 4, 5 and 8 which are Quality Education, Gender Equality and  Decent Work and Economic Growth respectively. There is just one word for our instructors (Ms. Tolu, Mr. Bolu and Ms.Funke) and that word is AWESOME. Their ability to break complex ideas into their barest form making it understandable for even beginners is remarkable. More remarkable is their hands on approach which helps to ensure that everyone is learning at the same pace. We were also graced with the presence of guest instructors…
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What Week 1 looks like for us – Team-Zenith, She Hacks Africa cohort 7

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We are team - Zenith and we will like to share our experience at the ongoing She Hacks Africa coding bootcamp, cohort 7 - Week 1. The program kicked off on Monday the 3rd of September, 2018. We were introduced to our amiable facilitators and participants: Tolu, Funke and Sidney. The classes, to our pleasant surprise started immediately with a lecture on How the Internet Works delivered by Funke. We proceeded on a short break with refreshments served by the foundation. We continued with HTML programming which was anchored by Sidney. The lecture was intensive yet simplified. We rounded up the day with an assignment to be submitted the next day. On Tuesday the 4th of September, we started the day with an interesting ice breaking session anchored by Funke…
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Highlights of the She hacks Africa Cohort 7 bootcamp, sponsored by Act foundation

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The WAAW She Hacks Africa coding, entrepreneurship and leadership training program (Cohort 7), sponsored by Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation, Act foundation started on the 3rd of September with all participants looking bright and highly expectant of what the following thirty days would bring, and as expected and even beyond, it was a great and impactful experience for me. My name is Blessing Adekanbi and I am one of the She hacks Africa cohort 7 students and the team ULTIMATE lead. I would like to share my experience with you.   The first week started and was filled with lots of activities. On the very first day, we began with icebreakers to get us set for the day’s tasks. We were also introduced to the boot camp officially and further enlightened about the WAAW…
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Having Fun while Coding at She Hacks Africa Cohort 7, Week 1

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For every member of the team, getting selected among a pool of other applicants into the cohort seven of She Hacks Africa coding bootcamp was fascinating and overwhelming. Little did we know however that the experiences that await us would be way beyond our preparations and expectations. Right from the very first day, we learnt a lot and were so excited that we kept looking forward to the next day. Even though we all expected to be taught about software development, we were also taken through amazing lessons on leadership and entrepreneurship, so as to learn how to sustain our businesses and make profits as much as we want to provide solution to problems and make a difference in the world. We also learnt to work in teams and brainstorm…
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Africa, programming, Software, Technology, Women, Youth
The 6th edition of the She Hacks Africa program recently came to an end with 35 young people being equipped with web development, tech entrepreneurship and leadership skills. The program is an intensive 4 weeks coding boot camp, and in-person training workshop, where African youths learn software programming and then, practice what they have learned in project-based exercises that aim to simulate the every-day work environment and build their self-confidence as community change makers and technology innovators and entrepreneurs. The initiative began in January 2017 and has grown significantly.  It has stayed true to its major goal of building African entrepreneurs who will create solutions to the continent’s burning problems using technology. Since inception, the program has trained over 100 young people and has produced passionate tech entrepreneurs and leaders.…
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