Health CodeStorm

Hosted in collaboration with  7-9 December 2015 Groote Schuur Hospital Inclusive Innovation Hub The Challenge Mobenzi asked groups to create apps that can help front-line health workers to better support new and expecting mothers through pregnancy and caring for a new...

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November 2015 Newsletter

2015 has been a year of great growth at Code4CT, and we’re happy to share our news with you.  65 high school girls attended a 2 week Code Camp In July 2015 65 Grade 10 and 11 girls attended a two week code camp. It was a jam-packed schedule! 35 hours of coding...

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Code4CT at the American Corner, Cape Town

We are proud to be a partner of The American Corner, an initiative of the US Consulate which launched on 23 October 2015. The American Corner is a high tech space in the Cape Town Central Library. The space features a classroom of laptops connected to high speed wifi,...

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COSAT valedictory

It was an honour to be able to deliver a speech to COSAT’s matriculating class (the Code4CT Class of 2014) at their valedictory service.   Qalisa! Ukuba awuqali, soze kuye indawo. Start, because if you don’t start you won’t go anywhere.  Yenza...

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Women in Tech: Female Founders

Hosted in collaboration with Silicon Cape This session focussed specifically on telling the stories of inspiring Female Founders. This continued the theme of Silicon Cape’s Female Founders #SCTechTalk in August and formed part of Africa Code Week. Various female...

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Company Visits

We spent two days visiting various web development and tech companies. Groups of 2-5 girls spent two days at each company getting a feel for the work environment. During this time groups worked on an existing web development project with the help of a code mentor from...

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WordPress Workshop

In October we focussed on WordPress. The Code4CT Class of 2015 who attended the July camp had the opportunity to extend their skills at building websites using WordPress and got a feel for working in the field. 5&6 October: WordPress workshop In a 2 day workshop,...

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Africa Code Week 1-10 Oct 2015

Africa Code Week Code4CT supports Africa Code Week, an event that spans 17 African countries during the week of 1-10 October. During the week, hundreds of coding activities will aim to reach 20,000 kids and youth from 3 different age groups (8-11, 12-17 and 18-24).By...

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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...

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Girl Geek Dinner CPT

Girl Geek Dinner CPT generously invited four Code4CT girls to attend the September dinner with entrepreneur Andre Hugo sharing his story of starting M4Jam. “I learned quite a lot of useful skills and tips relating to business, technology and management. This was...

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Code4CT girl wins Start Up Weekend CPT

Ncebakazi Gxako (pictured below, middle) attended Startup Weekend CPT and walked away as part of the winning team with a solution to tackle shack fires. Startup Weekend CPT saw a total of nine teams working to develop viable business ideas over the space of one...

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Code4CT honored by the Queen

Founder of Code4CT, Emma Dicks, received one of the first Queen’s Young Leaders Awards from her Majesty the Queen in Buckingham Palace on 22 June 2015. The award recognizes the work of Code4CT in addressing social justice in the...

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July camp

4 – 18 July 2015. Cape Academy of Maths, Science and Technology. 15 days. 64 girls. 14 tutors. 13 websites built for local businesses. Coding lessons We learnt how to use HTML, CSS and JavaScript to build our own websites, progressing through lessons at our own...

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Code4CT winter camp has begun

Code4CT camp has begun Imagine the energy and excitement as 65 Grade 10 and 11 girls gather to learn about the possibilities of technology to create solutions to important challenges, hear about different tech companies from local professionals and learn to code (most...

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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...

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