On the 15th of October 2016, ActivSpaces, in partnership with Skademy.com, the online learning platform and GDG Buea will be launching Buea PL/ Meetup. The program will be launched in the office of Skylabase, another Silicon Mountain startup.
The P/L Meetups, as the program is called, is an initiative started by the Google Developers Group Buea, in partnership with Skademy and ActivSpaces Cameroon to foster the development of computer programming and digital product development skills in Silicon Mountain (Buea, South West Region Cameroon). Last year saw the first edition of the P/L Meetups with 5 programming languages thought in 8 sessions each summing to a total of 40 sessions.
This year, 2016, The P/L Meetups will see 10 different programs each having 24 sessions summing up to 240 sessions. We are also featuring new interesting programs like Deep/Machine Learning which will be handled by SiQueries, a machine learning/ visualization startup that hails from Silicon Mountain. This year, the P/L Meetups is not all about code as Graphic Design features in the program.
At the end of these free computer programming classes, we hope to see 100 persons enriched with the skills needed for high-tech product development needed by Silicon Mountain startups.
The following programs and technologies will be taught during the free computer programming classes:
- Machine Learning
- Android Programming
- Graphics Design
- C Programming
- C# Programming
- C++ Programming
- Java Programming
- Python Programming
The Silicon Mountain community is fast becoming a power tech hub in Africa and this program is a response from the cry of startup founders who always complain of the lack of relevant skills. There are over 5 higher institutions of learning in Buea that offer Computer Engineering, Software Engineering and Computer Science. But these institutions are still struggling to deliver the recent skills needed by these startups.
The partnering organizations believe that free computer programming classes will go a long way to supply more skills in needed by startups to survive and become profitable businesses.
The organizers of P/L Meetups are also inviting people across the country who would want to move to Buea and benefit from these sessions, should do so without hesitation.
The only requirements to register is that all entrants must have a laptop, have an A Level certificate and will be in Buea during the complete period of training.
To learn more and apply to the P/L Meetups, visit this link on Skademy.com