October 8, 2015 IBOMLLC Team

This Week Is Africa Code Week, Teaching Africans How To Code

Innov8tiv – Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa

Globally, it is estimated that there are about 8 billion computing devices, but only 50 million users of these devices know how to write codes. These stats reveal the reality that most of use are consumers and not producers in as far as computer programs and applications are involved.

Now taking a look at Africa, I can bet you that the continent is highly underrepresented in that 50 million people who know how to write codes globally. However, there are steps being taken to ensure more Africans jump onto the elite class of people who know how to code, all thanks to the Africa Code Week program. This could be a very beneficial program for the African continent especially considering all the expected demographic growth in the continent over the next 100 years.

According to estimates done by the World Economic Forum, over the next 25 year, the African continent will have twice the number of working population (one billion) as currently. It will surpass even the Asian economic powerhouses like China and India. The continent stands to gain immensely if it strategies early. By learning the …read more

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