My experience at the She Hacks Africa was a much needed one, I had wanted to learn how to write codes. I attended Google developers festival last year in Abuja, Nigeria and I felt so left out because everyone else was basically a programmer and they all had a language. I learned a few things but I wished I knew how to code so I could understand what exactly they were talking about. I was so glad that I got to actually write out programs and see them work.
My understanding on web design is so much better now because of the classes we had on HTML, Java script and CSS at the She Hacks Africa, and we had amazing teachers tutoring us, they were so patient with us and we all had a great time.
I will build on this foundation by teaching others now that I know that writing codes is not as complicated as I thought. I will effectively teach others, which includes the girls we are mentoring in our STEM chapter, my friends and basically anyone who is interested in learning.
Seeing how they were making it in life, I was inspired further. They were really improving our present society with their skills, which was very encouraging. Furthermore, I really enjoyed the camp: meeting amazing colleagues, learning from great mentors, and getting to know each other.
Presently, I am a mentor to a group of four amazing young girls, who have entered the 2017 Technovation Challenge. Working together with one of my mentors from WAAW foundation, we teach and inspire them on Coding and App Development.
I am also teaching some of my fellow colleagues, while learning in the process also.
It was truly a great honor and privilege to train at AWELE Academy, WAAW Foundation.
I spent three (3) challenging weeks in the FCT Abuja Nigeria. I arrived Abuja with just my laptop and suitcase but left exposed to big opportunities that abound in Tech, armed with knowledge on HTML, CSS, WordPress , mobile app development, and built a responsive website! What more can I possibly ask for? Thanks to WAAW Foundation, my tutors were wonderful. What are you waiting for? Let WAAW Foundation guide you through the world of tech. #thenewme #womanintech #digitalnormadinthemaking!
I am IKPESU LUCY from Delta State University’s Cell Camp. Been at the 3-week WAAW/AWELE Academy boot-camp was one of the most amazing experience I have ever had. I was greatly inspired by Dr. Unoma Okorafor, Mrs. Mercy, Kishua Smith Rogers, and Vanessa Oguananam, who dedicated their time to build our generation. They were so lovely, full of wisdom and encouragement. I learnt lots of skills I never imagined knowing so soon. The mostinteresting of them was having great passion for software development.Honestly, I am happy to participate in the boot-camp. Seeing myself building a Web App was so amazing. I had fun. Thanks to Dr. Unoma Okorafor, executives and facilitators of WAAW Foundation for giving us their best. I am indeed inspired and motivated. It’s an event I will never forget.
The She Hack Africa Abuja coding boot-camp was more than an experience for me, it was a realization of possible thinking. It was one of such events that transforms the thinking process of anyone ranging from the mentoring session to the creative session to the coding session as well. The materials are clearly understood. I have been coaching my teammates on what I have learnt so far, and we are working together to create spectacular innovation that would solve a problem in Nigeria.