How we are supporting developer growth in Africa
The latest e-Conomy Africa report shows that there are nearly
700,000 professional developers across Africa, and more than 50%
are concentrated in five countries: Egypt, Kenya, Morocco,
Nigeria, and South Africa.
Majority of Nigerian developers, however, are self-taught. And as a result, tertiary education plays a minute role in the roadmap to becoming a professional developer or tech professional.
The vision of this project is to provide learning resources/infrastructure and support 10,000 young Africans in their tech growth and journey over the next 5 years. The first edition which held in Q4 of 2020 was a huge success, 50 macbooks were given out to 50 young deserving tech talents in Nigeria with a 6-month subscription on Pluralsight to study an course of their choice.
We believe providing this resource will help empower a good number of Africans to build the next generation of digital platforms, helping to jointly make Nigeria and Africa the next technology hub of the world.