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Vodacom to empower female Android developers

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Vodacom is hosting South Africa’s first Women’s Developer Workshop which is aimed at providing South African women with the practical skills needed to develop Android mobile applications from start to finish. The workshop will be held on Saturday 18 August 2012 at Hotel Accolades Boutique Venue, Midrand from 09h00 to 14h00.

Vodacom is hosting South Africa’s first Women’s Developer Workshop (image: Android Community)

This initiative is part of the Vodacom Developer Programme (VDP), which aims to encourage local developers to develop apps that are relevant to the South African market as well as the global environment.


The workshop will impart 30 women participants an understanding of the processes, techniques and critical skills needed for mobile application development.

“We are excited to bring the first Women Developer Workshop locally during Women’s month. Our key objective is to empower more women developers so they can bring about change in their lives and communities by designing locally relevant apps. We hope the workshop will inspire more women into app development,” says Prins Mhlanga, Managing Executive of Digital Media at Vodacom.

This workshop will help participants to conceptualise an Android application, create an application for Android, package ones application for the market and place an application on the Vodacom marketplace.

“We are planning to rollout a series of these workshops across the country for women that are interested in mobile application development. We are confident that overtime this initiative will encourage women to get actively involved in the creation of an ecosystem of local apps in South Africa,” concludes Mhlanga.

For more information about the Vodacom Developer Programme customers can visit http://www.vodacom.co.za/personal/main/developers/developmentcommunity or e-mail developerprogramme@vodacom.co.za

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