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Code Week 2017

During the July school holiday, 70 newly recruited Grade 10 girls spent 5 days building on their newfound web development skills at Code for Cape Town’s Code Week 2017.

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takealot.com #FriendofCode4CT

South Africa’s largest online retailer, takealot.com has been a #FriendofCode4CT this year by sponsoring two Power of Coding workshops, hosting our learners at their Cape Town offices during a Data Science module and hosting the final showcase for our Grade 11 Front...

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Sponsor Support | October 2017

We have been given the exciting honour of running Intro to Coding: Coding Web Pages workshops at the American Corner in the Cape Town Central Library during Africa Code Week this year!

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Deloitte Digital #FriendofCode4CT

Consulting agency, Deloitte Digital has been a #FriendofCode4CT this year by providing curriculum on User Experience Design, teaching our learners, and hosting our learners at their Cape Town offices during a Front End Web Development module that took place during the...

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Networking skills helped land a holiday internship

Four of our learners landed the opportunity of a 2 week paid internship over school holidays. The experience pushed them to apply the skills they have learnt to business problems and to learn new skills such as AngularJS. This opportunity arose because one of the...

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takealot.com introduces girls to the power of coding

In an effort to encourage young people to consider careers in technology fields, Code for Cape Town has partnered with takealot.com, South Africa’s largest online store, who opened its doors this week to host 40 aspiring female coders for a 3 hour introductory coding...

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Industry Immersions

22 Code4CT learners spent a week in various Cape Town tech companies during November and December 2016. During the week they worked in groups to create a responsive one-page website about an inspiring woman in technology of their choice. Each group was matched with a...

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Sharing our work at the UN International Data Forum

Four Code4CT girls; Charney Essack, Azraa Vally, Chelsea Lewis and Tracy-Anne Sikenjana attended the UN International Data Forum and spoke in the Celebrating Women in Data session. The girls shared their experience of working with data during the 2016 Data CodeStorm...

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Why I Code

We are excited to release the first videos in a series entitled "Why I Code". These videos aim to tell the stories of young female coders who are changing the face of technology. We hope these videos inspire young women to consider tech in new ways....

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Thought space

Why learn to code?

Coding is in essence the ability to tell a computer what to do.  With the rise of smart phones, more and more of us carry around a little computer that can be programmed to do specific things through a coding language. Those of us who can speak code will be able to...

The start of a learning journey

On Monday morning, a group of 11 female students were met at the Woodstock train station by Code4CT teacher Ange Uwase holding a big sign: "Hi I'm Ange from Code4CT. Are you ready to learn to code?"The girls are all recent school-leavers who are interested in finding...

Why should I be fluent in code?

“When you become fluent with reading and writing, it’s not something that you’re doing just to become a professional writer. Very few people become professional writers. But it’s useful for everybody to learn how to read and write. Again, the same thing with coding....