Digital Geekaship introduces online software development training

Digital Geekaship, a sister company of technology consulting company Infoware Studios, has introduced online software development courses.

The courses, Introduction to Software Development Basics, and Full-stack Web Development, will offer practical, industry-aligned, software development training.

Classes will be delivered virtually via an online learning management system and online mentoring.

Tania Van Wyk De Vries, MD of Digital Geekaship, says the courses are entry-level, aimed at those wanting to embark on a career in software development.

She says Geekaship is focusing on building practical, industry-relevant, software development skills.

Incorporating their industry knowledge into the content, the facilitators who are all software developers, software engineers and development managers, designed the learning programme applying industry practices.

"Through practice and mentoring, course participants learn fundamental software engineering skills, concepts and principles used in a real-world development environment - without having to do a three-year technical degree," adds Van Wyk De Vries.

Eighty percent of the content will have a practical focus, where candidates work through industry-relevant real-work exercises and projects and the balance on coaching and feedback from the instructors.

"We are passionate about building a skilled software development workforce in Africa that matches global standards, and will help to bridge the ICT skills gap we have in Africa," she concludes.

Registration is open to anyone looking to start a career in software development, and the online courses are also open to corporate companies who require coaching for their junior developers.

The Introduction to Software Development Basics and the The Full-Stack Web Developer course will begin on 16 April and end on 12 July and 31 August respectively.

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