Lagos Nigeria is gearing up for the second edition of Teens Can Code Conference, an initiative dedicated to teaching coding and programming skills to students living in low-income communities in Nigeria.
It will be a gathering of students ages 11-20years and fully dedicated to helping young people, especially in underserved communities to understand the opportunities in the Science, Technology, and Engineering (STEM) industries.
Giving the increased need for tech-savvy young people in Africa, it is clear to understand why the Teens Can Code initiative has attracted wide publicity and support by Andela, Microsoft, BudgIT and a host of other firms.
The Teens can code 2018 conference in Lagos will bring to a climax, a Make-It challenge organized on the Teens Can Code platform. The competition challenges team of students from different secondary schools to build anything they can think of using recyclable materials.
Sharing more insights into the purpose of the Make-It Challenge, Issac Ezirim the Teens can code pioneer said,
“We want to ignite the minds of teens through STEM and play. Our goal with the Make-It Challenge is to encourage critical thinking and problem-solving in a non-traditional learning environment. We want students to think about the connectivity of things like (IoT) Internet of Things”.
Date For Teens Can Code Conference Lagos
13th June 2018
Jonsland Event Center 11/13 Oludele Fokunle Street, Ifoko, Gbagada, Lagos State.
Guest Speakers at Teens Can Code Conference Lagos 2018
- Akintunde Oyebode
CEO Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF)
- Olufunbi Falayi
Partner, Passion Incubator, and CEO Leadspace
- Ayoola Jolayemi
Managing Partner/CEO SwiftThink LTD
- Toyosi Akerele – Ogunsiji
Founder/CEO of the Rise Networks and Passnownow.com
- Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin
Founder/CEO Pearls Africa
The event is proudly sponsored by
- Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF)
- Lagos Innovates
- Bella Naija
- SwiftThink LTD
At a time when the African continent clamors for support to build its tech sector, there is very little doubt that events such as TCC will live long in the hearts of young African hearts and go on to spark major reforms in the region.
You can learn more about the Teens Can Code Initiative here.