We’re thrilled about the opening of the Source Code Developer Academy, which introduces Coding to everyone. It’s exciting and accessible!
TEN Habitat in partnership with Seattle’s Code Fellows, launched the first coding school for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. The school serves as an excellent resource for people in the Region, who are interested in a future in software development, or who have recently faced employment retrenchment, giving them the opportunity to upgrade and re-train for the lucrative technology and innovation market.
If you ever thought for one second that you don’t have the capacity to learn computer programming and developing software …guess what? The Academy’s first student intake saw 27 enthusiastic participants ranging in age from teen to 60 plus, proving that Coding is truly for everyone!
The next session of Coding 101 is Saturday, Feb 2nd 2019, 9am to 9pm. Just $100 gives you a 12-hour session, fully catered with lunch, dinner and refreshment breaks, all you need to do is sign up and bring your laptop!
Click this link for more details & register now, as space is limited.
Code 201 begins on Monday, Feb 25th with classes being held three evenings per week and Saturday mornings.
Click this link for more info on the Code 201 Curriculum.
“There is a huge appetite for coding in the Caribbean and no pre-qualifications are required to get started,” says the Executive Director of the Source Code Developer Academy, Selwyn Cambridge. “At the Source Code Developer Academy we are democratising access to technology careers. You can start from nothing, learn, create and then access well-paying jobs, locally and internationally.”
The SCDA is the Region’s response to the demand for people with IT skills, which is rapidly growing yearly. Studies show the gap between demand and supply of skilled IT people in the market is getting bigger. The launch of this new coding academy opens up a significant opportunity for people in the Eastern Caribbean to have a direct avenue to the international technology industry.
Selwyn emphasized, “As Caribbean people if we want to advance and be competitive we need to at least understand the basic principles and have every individual competent in technology and start developing tech tools. These Coding sessions allow people to start the ball rolling, reskill and upscale toward getting their foot into lucrative technology careers with large tech companies overseas, from right here in the Caribbean Region.”
Have you always dreamt about developing an app or working for an international company like Google, Nike, Expedia, Xbox, Microsoft or Facebook? Well, sign up today with the Source Code Developer Academy and start building your dream toward a new career in Software development.
The Source Code Developer Academy is located at TEN Habitat’s Bridgetown Office, 1st Floor Carlisle House, Hincks Street, St. Michael.
1st Floor, Carlisle House,
Hincks Street, St. Michael,
Tel: (246) 621-7355