e86 Code PinkApril 20, 2021 2021-09-23 3:57
e86 Code Pink
e86 Code Pink
As part of our vision to build capacity for Africans by Africans, one of the key areas we are focusing on is to improve female representation in technology across Africa.
A 2020 survey by One Campaign said:
“The participation of women in the Nigerian tech sector is low. In a survey of 93 technology firms by ONE Campaign and the Center for Global Development, only about 30% were owned by women, mostly concentrated in e-commerce and enterprise solutions. Of the 93 surveyed tech firms, only six had a woman in a top management position. Worse still, more than one-third of the survey tech firms employed no women at all.”
The Code Pink annual code camp is a free code camp for teenage girls and is our way of covering the gender gap in technology. Young girls who have just completed their secondary school education are selected to participate in the code camp over a period of 15 weeks.
These girls are taken from the basics and are given all they require to succeed in software engineering. The best-performing participants are also rewarded with tools that will enhance their knowledge and skills.
This year, we will be selecting 32 lucky girls who are residents in Abuja or can provide for their own accommodation and welfare throughout the 15 weeks of the code camp in Abuja.
Selected participants will be required to spend 6 hours in class and at least 14 hours to study and practice privately per week.
Our curriculum for this year is below:
5. Python programming
6. Django Framework
7. Android Programming
1. A letter of introduction from your secondary school stating your full name, gender, date of birth, and your graduation year.
This letter should be addressed to “The community development manager, e86 Limited”.
2. A completed consent form signed by a parent/guardian. Click here to download the form.
3. Must be a female between age 13 and 19.
4. Must be physically available in Abuja for the 15 weeks of the code camp.
5. Must have a personal laptop to work with.
Application for 2021 Code Pink opens on May 1st, 2021, and closes on July 31st, 2021.
Due to the usual WAEC calendar, the application for 2021 has been extended till 25th October 2021.
To apply, please click here.