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  • Google launches CS First program in South Africa

    Google launches CS First program aimed at South African learners

    August 20, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on Google launches CS First program aimed at South African learners

    On 15 August 2019, Google South Africa launched the CS First program which according to Google was created by educators aims to teach South African learners the fundamentals of computer science. This program will strive to educate over 30,000 South African...

  • All-female hackathon to take place in South Africa

    July 29, 2019 • Events, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on All-female hackathon to take place in South Africa

    GirlCode is aiming to empower young girls and women through technology. This is why they’ve announced the dates for their sixth and last annual GirlCode Hackathon. The event is set to take place on the 3rd & 4th August 2019 in Cape Town and Pretoria....

  • SPARK students learn to code in Hour of Code

    SPARK students learn to code in Hour of Code

    February 27, 2019 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SPARK students learn to code in Hour of Code

    Next month, learners at SPARK Carlswald in Midrand will take part in the Finastra Hour of Code, a one-hour tutorial designed to broaden participation in computer science. Six years ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said: “In 15 years we’ll be teaching...

  • The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) will launch its School of Software Engineering for secondary schools in the Free State on 25 April 2019.

    Inspire Africa launches innovative STEAM program for SA schools

    February 20, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on Inspire Africa launches innovative STEAM program for SA schools

    Inspire S.T.E.A.M. uses techniques in both drone operation and programming – learners from ages 8 upwards experience just how awesome drones are, igniting their imaginations as they are introduced to applied learning in Science, Technology, Engineering,...

  • Africa Code Week 2018 touched 2.3 mln young Africans

    Africa Code Week 2018 touched over 2 mln young Africans

    January 17, 2019 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa Code Week 2018 touched over 2 mln young Africans

    Africa Code Week (ACW) 2018 exceeded all expectations by empowering 2.3 million youth across 37 countries with digital and coding skills – compared to 1.3 million youth engaged across 35 African countries in the previous edition. According to Cathy...

  • Lego Boost rolls out computer coding for kid

    December 4, 2018 • Education, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Lego Boost rolls out computer coding for kid

    As we move closer to digital transformation and with the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning it’s essential that kids learn how to code. Toy production company, Lego has rolled out the first kit in the Lego Boost range that is designed...

  • Five tips for pentesters in iOS

    Five tips for pentesters in iOS

    August 1, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Five tips for pentesters in iOS

    As our phones play an increasingly essential role in our lives, releasing secure applications has become a necessity for protecting end users. As a result, the role of pentesters has gained importance in identifying unwanted behaviors, such as allowing data...

  • The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) will launch its School of Software Engineering for secondary schools in the Free State on 25 April 2019.

    Top 10 most popular programming languages

    July 8, 2018 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 most popular programming languages

    With the IT industry evolving at the rapid rate that it is, it’s no surprise that so many people are looking to get into programming. Everyone needs a website and everyone wants an app, but only those versed in the appropriate language can build them...

  • Creating coding prodigies in previously disadvantaged schools

    Creating coding prodigies in previously disadvantaged schools

    June 16, 2018 • Education, General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Creating coding prodigies in previously disadvantaged schools

    Learning to code is a critical element in the 21st century school curriculum, giving learners the ability not only to use technology but to create it, as the world ushers in the fourth industrial revolution. Learners equipped with these skills will be in high...

  • Gartner: CIOs must ensure that smart machines behave ethically

    March 18, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Gartner: CIOs must ensure that smart machines behave ethically

    CIOs must start considering how to develop ethical programming for smart machines, this is according to Gartner. Realising the potential of smart machines — and ensuring successful outcomes for the businesses that rely on them — will hinge on how trusted...

  • Q&A: Africa lacks software entrepreneurs

    October 30, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (2)

    Ghanaian entrepreneur, Herman Kojo Chinery-Hesse co-founded SOFTtribe Limited, one of West Africa’s leading software companies about 19 years ago.  Chinery-Hesse is the only African winner of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Texas State Alumni...

  • James Gosling joins Google

    March 30, 2011 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on James Gosling joins Google

    Google has hired James Gosling, the man who created the Java programming language. It is not clear what Gosling’s responsibilities will be, but speculation is rife that he will advise Google in a lawsuit against Oracle Corporation. “I don’t...