CoderDojo in Africa

afriCoderDojo1-278x300This is cool. CoderDojo — the open-source, volunteer-led global movement of free coding clubs for young people — is sprouting up in Africa with a pilot project launching in Tanzania. My son has been hooked on CoderDojo since we got involved with the movement in Los Angeles. And, because I grew up in Kenya and Zimbabwe, I’m excited that kids in emerging tech areas will be able to gain exposure to programming. Interest in Africa has been on the rise lately — it’s something I see at work all the time with the surge in cloud computing in places like Kenya and South Africa. And now with afriCoderDojo, there is potential for profound impact on kids in that part of the world to learn basic coding skills to build games, websites and other apps.

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