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APPLY: Developers In Vogue Innovative Coding Boot Camp for Young Females 2017

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Developers In Vogue is inviting application for an exciting opportunity to 20 young ladies to learn how to build innovative software at our Coding Boot Camp.

 

Eligible Countries: Females based in Ghana

To be taken at (country): Ghana

Field/Level of Study: Not required

About the Award: The 2017 boot camp holds this summer (1st June to 29th July) in Accra, Ghana. The sessions are a combination of onsite, online and group projects. Participants are expected to complete all course modules before graduating to the next stage. At the end of the two months, participants should be equipped with the knowledge and skills to build a website from scratch using Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Javascript, Bootstrap and jQuery. Participants are required to complete a compulsory group project of building a website for a non-profit organization for a social cause.

Selection/Eligibility Criteria: We are currently able to accept applications from only applicants in Ghana. Applicants are not required to have a prior knowledge of coding before sending their applications. Our preferred candidate should:
1. Be a lady who is at least 16 years old who is based in Ghana.
2. Be able to commit at least 20 hours per week for course work (10 hours onsite and 10 hours online) from 1st June to 29th July. (After the boot camp however, there will be two onsite workshops per month.)
3. Be able to commit to completing all activities including participating in group work, submitting assignments and building a website for a non-profit or social cause.
4. Be interested in applying the skills learnt during sessions either through freelancing, working in or starting a tech firm.
5. Be able to bring a laptop for all onsite sessions.

Number of Awardees: 20

Value of Program: The benefits of being a part of this initiative are endless. We are creating a community of top female talent who will revolutionize Africa and beyond using technology. Some of the benefits include:
1. Equipping you with the knowledge and skills to be a top-notch developer.
2. Access to a community of inspiring ladies who can collaborate with you on future projects.
3. One-on-one mentorship by industry experts.
4. Access to our online learning portal which is loaded with a lot of resources.
5. Career support services including how to ace a technical interview, how to start a tech company, etc.
6. Further training in web, mobile apps and custom software development. Those interested in data science can have further training in data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
7. Complementary courses including graphic design, search engine optimization and social media marketing.
8. Opportunity to earn money through freelancing, internship, remote or full-time jobs in tech firms.
9. Diversifying your portfolio which will be a great addition to your CV.
10. Improving soft skills like presentation, project management, team work and critical thinking.

Duration of Scholarship: 2 months for boot camp (extension for professional development beyond the boot camp).

How to Apply: Click here to access the application form

Application Deadline: 21st April, 2017

Offered Annually? Yes

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Name of Award Provider: Developers In Vogue

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