The AppDeveloper Conference by Codetrain was held in Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city on 19th October, 2018. It was held at the Allotey Auditorium, College of Sciences, of the Kwame Nkrumah Universtity of Science and Technology (KNUSST). The event was Ghana’s practical app training programme which was in collaboration with the Association of Computer Engineering Students (ACES) of the university.
There is shortage of professional software developers in Ghana and the global software space as a whole, because of the fast digitisation of many economies driven by the proliferation of smart-phones, fast internet and the rise of ecommerce. The Codetrain App Developer Conference was a call to all who are interested in learning about how they can acquire the necessary skills in becoming professional software developers so that they can get the readily available job opportunities. The conference also educated attendees on how they can get support from local and international funding organizations, incubators and accelerators to start their own successful software companies after learning skills in app development.
Codetrain also launched its app training programme at the event to offer an opportunity to people in Kumasi to transform them into professional app developers so that they can also get access to the job and entrepreneurial opportunities Codetrain offers to its students in Accra. Richard Brandt, the CEO of Codeotrain said, “I believe Africa is the future of technology talent and with the right technical education and mentorship, we can make Ghana a global powerhouse for software talent recruitment.”
Shadrach Boadu, a senior developer and consultant at Andela, graced the event event by inspiring the students with his story of how he became a successful software developer to work for both local and international software companies.
A little about Codetrain?
Codetrain is a practical web and mobile app training programme which transforms Ghana’s youth into professional software developers and then connects them to job opportunities in local and international companies. Codetrain’s approach to training is a holistic model where students get trained on industry based simulated projects to get practical experience as well as training in the soft skills required to be successful in today’s modern workplace.
Over the past year, Codetrain has held training bootcamps for thousands of students, educational institutions in Ghana including KNUST, Lancaster University, Ashesi University, and the Achimota SHS. Codetrain has also trained over 250 professional software developers and has placed them in top software companies such as Meqasa, Ghana’s leading online real estate listing site and Talamus, an award winning Ghanaian health app.
In 2019, Codetrain seeks to train over 1000 Ghanaian youth in professional web and mobile app developers to meet the high demand by companies for tech talent.
If you are interested in joining Codetrain’s program, register on their website.
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