- Google has pledged to teach 100,000 Africans to code for the Internet and mobile phones.
- At the moment there are 10,000 absolute beginner wanted websites.
- The training is free and leaders are available for "nanodegree" scholarships.
- Applications close on April 24th.
- Visit Business Insider South Africa for more information .
Google is looking for thousands of people across Africa who want to learn code ̵
The online giant has pledged to train 100,000 African "emerging new developers" to build websites and Android applications. Currently, 10,000 beginners are being taught coding, half website development and half Android app creation.
No programming experience required. The only requirement for applicants is that they must be from an African country, including South Africa, and they are at least 18 years old.
The training is online, so a decent internet connection for the estimated 15 hours per week required for the coursework, over two months, is also required.
The two beginner groups learn basic HTML plus CSS and the basics of the Android user interface. The best 150 students from each group of 5,000 people will then have the opportunity to complete "Nano" degrees in each of these areas. These micro-degrees are not a formal Google Developer certification that requires a separate exam, but they promise to prepare the developers for the exam.
A small group of scholarship holders can qualify for scholarships to take these exams (which is normally in the EU region of R2,000) free of charge, and there is also the option of becoming a software engineer Google affiliate Andela.
Web and Android developer development applications can be submitted directly through the Udacity online learning application and applications. Pluralsight has opened a separate Google Cloud Engineer course.
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