Radical new and free tech training institution launched in South Africa

WeThinkCode, a new peer-to-peer tech institution dedicated to eliminating the IT skills gap, has launched in South Africa.

Three-year founding sponsorships with First National Bank, BBD, and Derivco, were also announced.

WeThinkCode identifies and trains people to become world-class programmers in a peer-to-peer problem solving and learning environment.

In partnership with Ecole 42 in France, WeThinkCode will open its first campus in January 2016 in Johannesburg.

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

WeThinkCode partners with companies to sponsor the two-year course and ensure a sustainable business model.

As Founding Sponsors, FNB, BBD, and Derivco will provide financial support for the launch of the programme and will play a role in ensuring the curriculum stays relevant to the industry.

Students will also be able to interact with sponsors through internship opportunities and projects throughout their coursework.

The three founding sponsors join a number of existing WeThinkCode corporate sponsors.

Student applications open on 1 October 2015. To apply, visit www.borntocode.co.za

What the WeThinkCode campus may look like

The photos below shows the 42 facility in Paris. The South African facility will follow a similar design.

42 France computer lab
42 France computer lab
42 auditorium
42 auditorium
42 meeting space
42 meeting space
42-Amphitheatre
42 amphitheatre
42 bunker
42 bunker
Inside a 42 lab
Inside a 42 lab

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