SAP begins preparations for Africa Code Week
by MTHULISI SIBANDA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SYSTEMS Applications Products (SAP) Africa, the software firm, has commenced preparations for the inaugural Africa Code Week scheduled for October.
Ahead of the event, the company brought together South African legends and celebrities to participate in the Celebrity Charity Software Coding Challenge held in Johannesburg.
The personalities were drawn from beauty and fashion, sports, music, travel and tourism, entertainment and catering sectors among others.
At the star-studded event, SAP’s global coding experts mentored the celebrities and continued with a Global Corporate Social Responsibility International Skilled Volunteering programme.
This would see them facilitate a ‘Train The Trainer’ session with teachers, as well as a pilot project with learners in Cape Town next week.
Officials said the ultimate goal of the Celebrity Charity Coding Challenge is to involve people who would normally have no exposure to coding, other than consuming applications on mobile devices or computers.
“Coding is relevant to all industries and to remain relevant in the 21st century it is imperative that skills are constantly updated.
“SAP believes that only through sharing of skills and knowledge, are we able to empower people to take control of their futures,” commented Mehmood Khan, COO of SAP Africa.
He said the openSAP provided this platform for sharing and encouraged teachers, parents and students across the continent to register for the “Africa Code Week: Teaching Programming to Young Learners” course.
This is on the openSAP platform as a means of accessing a valuable resource to further develop the youth of Africa.
SAP has developed a coding course which is available at no cost on openSAP, where registrations are now open for all learners in Africa with courses scheduled to begin on June 2.
The openSAP platform offers a highly engaging and effective learning experience through gamification, whilst allowing real time interaction between SAP experts and learners.
– CAJ News
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