Roses are red, lilies are white, and so is Global Code perfectly fit for summer.
I missed about five calls. I almost missed the opportunity to meet amazing people. I had seen the number calling countless times but I told myself I can’t pick that call, cos I was ‘busy’.
Congratulations to our 75 graduates!
We’ve just finished week 1 of our Summer program here in Ghana, so it’s time to take stock and reflect on what we’ve achieved.
One week until the second Global Code Summer Program kicks off, and we’re making our final preparations to make sure it all goes smoothly!
Great news – applications for the Global Code Summer Program 2018 are open!
Last year we taught 18 students, only two of whom were women. Our aim is 50% so that was pretty bad. But I think that if you’ve got the right attitude and you’re honestly trying hard to do the right thing, a setback like this shouldn’t stop you from moving forward.
(Our first programme was called “IoT in Africa” In this post, Global Coder Synvalnus Gatorwu describes his experiences on our 2017 Summer Programme)
In July 2017, we ran our first Global Code Summer Programme. One of our challenges was finding the right platform for our students. We wanted everyone in the class to have the same opportunity to learn and grow, so it was important that we bring our own hardware, rather than using whatever was available. We also wanted the flexibility to teach what we wanted – meaning an IoT-rich curriculum with plenty of coding time using industry-standard tools.
In the final week of our 3-week Summer Programme, we set our students the task of coming up with a group project, building it, and then presenting it to their faculty on graduation day. It’s a great learning experience, a little bit of pressure, but above all, it’s great fun.
It’s almost axiomatic for an instructor to assign homework. In a world of MacBooks and coffee shops with free wifi, assigning a reading list, catchup work or extra credit is a gimme – your students are learning while you’ve got your feet up after class, what’s not to love?
On day #8 of our 2017 Summer Programme (the middle Wednesday), I took our 18-strong class on a trip to Accra, a 2-hour bus journey Southwest along Ghana’s highway 4.
Congratulations, Koforidua ‘17!
School’s out! We just completed our first summer programme at Koforidua Technical University in Eastern Ghana!