Curriculum

Web Development

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Participants learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript and how to use Bootstrap and WordPress to build a website.

Design Thinking

Participants learn problem solving skills and address a local challenge as a team.

Professional Development

Participants meet a broad scope of local professionals who share their work and the scope of careers available.

What Participants Say

The lessons are full of enthusiasm, oomph, determination, curiosity and hunger to know more. They make me want to keep on learning and exploring. They have completely changed how I view programming and IT as a whole and as a girl.

Thembeka George

I didn’t think that the program would be this fun and so understandable. They actually have proven a point to me that learning a programming language can be exciting and fun. I feel like an important person with all the professional people coming to share their knowledge with us.

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I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the girls in the programme and I have enjoyed tutoring them and helping them in anyway possible. The whole experience was truly one of a kind. Overall the programme was a learning experience for me as much as it was about sharing my skills with the girls.

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I learned a lot of things, for example HTML, CSS, and how to make a meme. I enjoyed every single day that I attended. I met a lot of people that encouraged me to dream big. It was a great opportunity for me to understand more about IT and how it could help me in making my idea come into reality.

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What Our Sponsors Say

WooThemes
“  We know first hand the inequality that exists between the sexes in the tech world. From our customers to the applicants in our job listings, that inequality is very real. We're excited to be part of an initiative that’s trying to change that at a grass-roots level with real world skills.”
Craig Reid, Fuel Online
“FUEL has pioneered the use of technology as a vehicle for social change and we believe strongly in our responsibility as technologists to shape the world and our futures, resolve social ills and transform the destiny of South Africans. The extension of this vision into Code4CT allows for the seeding of young South Africans into the technology industry. This allows for us to contribute towards introducing and developing the very people who we hope will use technology to impact South Africa, Africa and the world. We are proud to play a small role in this innovative and impactful programme.”
Malcolm Hall, Open Box Software
“The very first thing that drew us to the Code4CT initiative was that it addresses a very real problem at the grass roots level. Getting involved means you are on the front lines, rolling your sleeves up and making a real difference today. Our community engagements have always been grounded in that philosophy. Being a part of Code4CT gives us the opportunity to convince more South African girls to give the technology industry serious consideration. To show them that there is a place for them here. That the industry doesn't belong only to men - and introduce them to women already making a difference in the industry.”
From The Blog

Code4CT featured in Marie Claire

The dearth of women in tech careers featured in Marie Claire’s March issue. An article “Silicon Valley, we have a problem” explored sexism in Silicon Valley start-ups. Code4CT is proud to be featured as a program combating this issue in South Africa, alongside GirlHype, Technovation and RailsBridgeCPT. Thanks Marie Claire SA for highlighting this important […]

Code4CT Builds Websites for Entrepreneurs

On a sunny Saturday morning, a crowd gathered on the 3rd floor of the Woodstock Exchange for a very special gathering. Here was the culmination of this year’s Code for Cape Town (Code4CT) January program. In the audience were five young women who had spent the past two weeks learning as much as they could […]

What's new in 2015

Ange Uwase is our new Head Teacher Ange Uwase is a UCT Engineering student who is passionate about seeing young girls succeed in STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering and Maths) careers. She will be fulfilling the role of Head Teacher for Code4CT in 2015. She has already been working on exciting improvements to our curriculum (keep […]

Code4CT and CodeX work together to bring women into tech

CodeX is a Cape Town-based apprenticeship program that is focused on breeding highly skilled software developers to fuel Africa’s growing digital economy. In CodeX’s first semester, only one female was part of the program. To make sure that top females enter the CodeX program, Code4CT is running program for recent school leavers. The program aims to […]

Team

Emma Dicks

Founder and Director
emma@innovatesa.org

Emma founded Code4CT as a project of Innovate South Africa in 2014. She is passionate about seeing young people create sustainable solutions to pressing problems faced in South Africa.

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