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WeThinkCode_, the South African tuition-free talent incubator that is scheduled to open in 2016, is inviting business and technology leaders in South Africa to prove their mettle at its first #BornToCode Tech Leaders Challenge.

The goal of the challenge is to draw attention to the potential of South African youth in software development and programming, according to WeThinkCode.

WeThinkCode: “[The event] will give tech leaders chance to join the conversation and demonstrate their coding talent.” Participating business/tech leaders will be challenged to take the student aptitude test game and compete for the top 10 positions of the #BornToCode Tech Leader leaderboard.

The leaders are required to donate a minimum of R25,600 ($1,903) to participate, where the donation will go into training students that will sign up for classes at the talent incubator when it opens in 2016.

More than 20 tech leaders have already signed up, according to WeThinkCode, including Mamadou Toure, Founder of Africa 2.0, Stafford Masie, Founder of thumbzup and Peter Alkema, CIO of FNB Business. Applications are still open.

Applications go here

WeThinkCode is a peer-to-peer programming talent incubator. It is created in partnership with (and modeled after) French Ecole 42, a programming campus, and is designed to be a free two year training program for South Africans between ages 17 and 35.

Image via: WeThinkCode


Gbenga Onalaja Author

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