• 15 May 2020 Global Code 2020 cancelled

    It is with regret, Global Code 2020 is cancelled due to COVID-19.

  • 09 July 2019 Guest post: Patricia Kasapa - The Journey So Far

    Patricia Kasapa

  • 09 July 2019 Guest post: Dawud Ibrahim Ismail - On Becoming a Lamplighter

    Dawud Ibrahim

  • 09 July 2019 GC2019: Kick-off!

    Another year, another program - and this time, we’re bigger and better than ever!

  • 17 August 2018 Guest Post: Miriam Darteh

    Roses are red, lilies are white, and so is Global Code perfectly fit for summer.

  • 07 August 2018 Guest Post: Emerald Adjei

    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’.

  • 07 August 2018 2018 Program wrapup

    Congratulations to our 75 graduates!

  • 07 July 2018 First week: Done

    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.

  • 23 May 2018 2018 Applications

    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!

  • 23 May 2018 2018 Applications

    Great news – applications for the Global Code Summer Program 2018 are open!

  • 20 May 2018 Positive Changes

    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.

  • 21 August 2017 Guest Post: My Experience at the Global Code Summer Programme

    (Our first programme was called “IoT in Africa” In this post, Global Coder Synvalnus Gatorwu describes his experiences on our 2017 Summer Programme)

  • 18 August 2017 GlobalPi: The Raspberry Pi as a teaching computer

    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.

  • 16 August 2017 Short projects: buy-in, energy, and the race to the finish

    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.

  • 11 August 2017 #nohomework: equity and opportunity in the developing world

    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?

  • 08 August 2017 Industrial engagement: top tips for getting the class out of the classroom

    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.

  • 05 August 2017 #globalcoders 2017

    Congratulations, Koforidua ‘17!

  • 03 August 2017 Summer Program 2017: done!

    School’s out! We just completed our first summer programme at Koforidua Technical University in Eastern Ghana!