South African tech leaders to take coding challenge

WeThinkCode, a non-profit initiative which offers free programming training, has launched its Tech Leader Challenge to raise awareness regarding the project. [See: Radical new free computer training project coming to South Africa].

The Tech Leader Challenge gives South African tech leaders the chance to join the movement and demonstrate their coding skills.

“The country’s foremost tech champions will be challenged to take the student aptitude test game and compete for the top 10 positions on the #BornToCode Tech Leader board,” said WeThinkCode.

Many tech leaders have already joined the challenge, including Dimension Data executive Derek Wilcocks, Parcelninja’s Justin Drennan, and Thumbzup founder Stafford Masie.

A list of executives who have joined the Tech Leader Challenge are available at BornToCode Tech Leader Challenge.

WeThinkCode encouraged all technology and business leaders to join the challenge.

What WeThinkCode will do

WeThinkCode is a peer-to-peer tech institution launching in Johannesburg in 2016, dedicated to transforming technology education to address the IT skills shortage in SA.

In partnership with Ecole 42 in France, WeThinkCode will train software engineers in a problem-solving learning environment over a period of two years.

The program is free and open to candidates aged 17 to 35 – regardless of previous education, socio-economic background, or financial means.

Student applications for the WeThinkCode program will open on 1 October 2015. Those interested can visit www.borntocode.co.za for more information.

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