Africa Agility Girls in Tech Initiative May 2021
Africa Agility has a goal of ensuring a digital economy for Nigeria through empowering the Nigeria female youth with the necessary digital skills to compete in the digital world.
Africa Agility is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire a movement that changes the Agile and digital business world in Africa. Our mission is to touch lives, one breath at a time through education programs in digital agile and technology.
Africa Agility is intentionally closing the gender gap in the technology gap by helping girls access training and educational opportunities in technology, and digital agile practices.
Girls in Tech is a program designed to develop the female youth with Agile, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science and entrepreneurial competencies. These skills are needed to improve performance and drive business success in Tech, which is the driver of the 4th industrial revolution. Our lineup trainers include experts in the field of Agile, Artificial Intelligence, Brain Robot, Machine Learning and Data Science, Product Management, Software Development and Product Design.
The purpose of this training is to equip young girls with the skills needed to access remote work opportunities especially during this period of the pandemic.
The training will run for 3 weeks; May 24 – June 11 2021. And there will be an internship placement afterward.
The Learning paths in this training are:
You will be required to take part in all of the classes as well as the 90 days process. Proceed to fill the form below if you are resident in Lagos and can commit the next 3 weeks to the training.
This is the first phase of the selection process and should only take less than 5 minutes to complete. Kindly fill by providing accurate information.
Testimonials from past participants
My experience in Africa Agility Girls in tech Bootcamp 2020 has been an amazing and inspiring one for me. A friend who believes in me sent me a link to apply. At first, I felt I might not make it to the 1st phase of selection. So I felt reluctant to apply. My sister learnt of this and encouraged me to apply and luckily I got shortlisted with the100 girls who participated in the programme. I joined the web development cohort and took part in the scrum training which was an interesting experience. The tutors were encouraging and helpful. In two weeks we had the boot camp which rounded off with a hackathon. During the hackathon, I was able to team up with amazing girls from other cohorts such as UI/UX, Data Science, Artificial intelligence and machine learning. We were given a task to develop a system in less than two days! We applied the knowledge we acquired during Scrum training to brainstorm and develop the system. At times, we disagree and agree. It was an emotional moment for us when we learned that we aced competition. Personally, the experience has motivated me to do more. It was indeed beyond coding. Thanks, Aanu Gopald, Africa Agility team and Lagos State for the opportunity.
I was opportune to be among the 100 girls in the just-concluded girls in tech training who seemed “It’s bigger than coding” sponsored by Africa Agility. Before this, as a web developer, I always had the intentions of adding design skills to my developing skill but I never got an opportunity. Thanks to Africa agility and Mrs Aanu Gopald I was selected to be among the hundred girls to learn about tech and I was under the UI/UX cohorts. My tutor David Adewale made it so easy, comfortable and exciting to learn.
At the end of the training, there was an academy where I and my team worked on building “A traffic management system” for Lagos State. Thank you Michael and Edwin for making my scrum training a wonderful one. Thank you Mrs Aanu Gopald for This great opportunity. I am entirely grateful to Africa Agility and Lagos State.
I had developed the interest to start a career in Artificial Intelligence but I didn’t know how to go about it or where to start. I sought advice from different people but none of them really helped me get closer to my goal until I came across the advertisement for the Girls in Tech Bootcamp on Instagram. I registered and got accepted into the Bootcamp where I learnt about AI.
I was surprised at what I learnt in the space of 1 month. I went from not being able to debug simple python codes to training and debugging AI models. Thank you Africa Agility and Lagos State for this head start into the industry.
Being part of the Africa agility boot camp was a thrilling experience for me. We explored the core codes that form the basis for artificial intelligence. Watching the machine use those codes and learn from them was almost as fascinating as watching a child learn to walk. I feel fortunate to have had this opportunity.
My focus, at the moment, is more centred around cybersecurity but I intend to use the knowledge I’ve gained to further explore the juncture where these two meet. I believe ai is the future and cybersecurity is a necessary cohort.
Having developed an interest to tow a path in Cybersecurity, the next line of action was to skill up with basic tech abilities – one of which included knowledge of the Python programming language. I was still contemplating on the best learning platform when I saw an Instagram advertisement for the Girls In Tech Bootcamp. I hastily registered and got selected into the Data Science and Machine Learning Cohort. Here, I learnt how to deploy Python codes in cleaning messy datasets, analyzing large data and adopting the best machine learning libraries/algorithms for training data models. Now, I’m on a mission to apply these skills in either/all of Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Healthtech fields.