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Coding Summer Camp 2020 Schedule

Hello again and welcome. This is the schedule for this year’s coding summer camp! Download Schedule First Week of Camp. Monday 3rd – Saturday 8th August 2020 Monday: Settling / Checking In and Registration of CampersTuesday: Introduction to the webWednesday: What makes up the webThursday: Communicating on the web, sending emails and writing reportsFriday: Introduction…

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Coding Summer Camp 2.0

Our Online #Coding Summer Camp for Teenagers begins Aug 3rd till 21st. You know what the best part of our camp is that they learn art, crafts, communication & thinking skills, how to code, interact & make friends!  

The schedule will be updated before the end of July 2020.

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Update: Tech Lady BootCamp 19 was a success!

In partnership with Nubianette Consulting, we hosted a five (5) day intensive leadership, entrepreneurship and coding bootcamp for 8 young women (age 18 and above) selected from applications received across Nigeria.

The bootcamp took place at Uwani Hub from November 17th to 23rd 2019.

Thank you to all those who supported Mary’s birthday fundraiser for this programme, we made it happen and we made an impact.

Tech Lady BootCamp in partnership with Nubianette Consulting - November 2019
Tech Lady BootCamp in partnership with Nubianette Consulting – November 2019

Participants arrived at the venue on Sunday, 17th November 2019. They were welcomed and checked into their accommodations, thanks to GeoBajas Hotel for sponsoring us with ten (10) of their rooms, we are super grateful. We had a welcome dinner, introduced ourselves and backgrounds, as well as what we hoped to achieve at the end of the bootcamp. We had one lady come from Enugu, Six from Lagos, and One from Abeokuta.

Welcome Desk – Arrival Day 17th
After Welcome Dinner on the first day of the Bootcamp
After Welcome Dinner group photo on the arrival day of the Bootcamp

We started each day with Morning Yoga led by Ali, had breakfast then proceeded to the Hub for three consecutive sessions with tea breaks, lunch and stretches in between. In the evening, we played games in the outdoor area, had siesta for one hour, dinner and chat afterwards, and lights out.

Mary, Ali and the Tech Lady Bootcamp Crew
Mary, Ali and the Tech Lady Bootcamp Crew
Yoga exercises led by Ali at the Tech Lady Bootcamp 2019
Yoga exercises led by Ali at the Tech Lady Bootcamp 2019
Group Photo with all participants and trainers at the Tech Lady Bootcamp 2019
Group Photo with all participants and trainers at the Tech Lady Bootcamp 2019

To see the full photo album, please click here. To reach out to us for partnership, sponsorship, participation in next year’s event or any other reason, kindly click on ‘contact us’ please.

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Our First Coding Summer Camp has ended (Aug 2019, Age 13 – 18)

This Camp has ended. You can read their stories here and look at photos taken throughout the camp at the bottom of the page.

We ran an exciting and innovative programme this last summer from August from 14th – 25th 2019!

There were two options for the wards, either the day camp or in-house residential option.

An understanding of computer science is becoming increasingly essential in today’s world. The ability to code and understand the power of computing is crucial for student’s success in our hyper-connected world.

In the classroom, coding is linked to improved problem solving and analytical reasoning…and more!

This was not just be a summer of learning how to code, wards were introduced to technology, reading habits, internet safety, knowledge sharing and character development. They were equipped with 21st century digital skills that stimulated their physical and mental development.

What they learnt?

This summer camp was not just learning to code, but learning to make DIY art and crafts. They learnt HTML, CSS and Python and they all published their camp stories on our class blog alongside their first lines of code which they presented on the final day to their parents and guardians.

Summer camp began:

  • 10.00 am: August 14th 2019 – Arrival and settling into residence on the hub premises (for wards that stayed in-residence).
  • 10.00 am: August 15th 2019 for day campers. Classes ran till 3.00 pm every Monday to Saturday, lunch was provided for all free. AFRICAN TIME WAS DISCOURAGED!

Summer camp ended:

Sunday, August 25th 2019. All parents/guardians were mandated to attend the final presentation of projects from the campers and what they learnt during their stay! This began by 01.00 pm and ended by 03.00 pm with lunch for all.

Planned daily activities was printed and handed to each ward.

What were the costs?

This summer camp was totally FREE for all participants.

One payment we required from those who dropped off their kids daily was to ‘make a commitment to ensure ward(s) did not miss a class. The other payment for parents/guardians registering their wards was to ensure ward(s) have a functional personal computer, as we were unable to provide computers for all.

In House Residence Advantages

Ward(s) were accommodated in comfortable chalets. Environment is big and ideal for families with enough spaces for long walks. They were close to nature, yet in a gated and secure environment. They were fully immersed in the programme and benefitted from story and movie nights. Their meals were prepared by our in-residence chef, toiletries were provided too. We had separate accommodation for girls and boys, and a minder was with them at all times when they are not in class. Mary, our host was also on-site at all times within this period.

Click here to register your teenager(s) for the next mid-term break camp. More information will be communicated upon registration.

We want to keep in house residential option completely free always, hence we need your support too, if you would like to support our goals, please click here to donate. We accept equipment and physical resources too, kindly contact us and we will arrange pick-up. Thank you.

Spaces are limited so apply early please.

Hosts/Instructors:

Mary is a Founder and Product Manager at How Do You Tech, a social enterprise with a mission to provide answers to tech problems and challenges for Africans, and a vision to promote #Tech4All regardless of skillset and background. When she’s not teaching digital skills at Uwani Hub, she’s volunteering for the WordPress Open Source Community, Tech4Good Netsquared Community and the Internet Governance Society.

Mary M. Job
You can connect with her via her website – maryjob.com

Adedayo is a CMS Evangelist and founder at Jibi Technologies, a frequent speaker at CMS Africa, an annual initiative that promotes Content Management System adoption and use on the African landscape. She has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the prestigious University of Lagos, and over ten years experience working in the Information Technology sector. When she is not speaking and volunteering, she can be found reading, swimming or writing short stories for Kunku, a storyteller app for kids.

Adedayo Adeniyi
You can connect with her on Twitter @Daydah

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