How Apps Demo Day September 2020 Went

Just about a year ago, we welcomed a big change. We launched a new program with a new tech stack. The length of training moved from being 6 months to being 1 year. The changes were necessary because we believe that education must help position learners to do well. The new program was built specially with that thought in mind and Gen 12 was the very first cohort to embark on this year-long journey.

After a year of learning sessions and projects, the 8-member cohort made it to the end of the boot camp. They are now professional software developers, ready to take on any challenge.

The Apps Demo Day took place on Friday, 14th September at the Accra Digital Centre. In keeping with Covid-19 protocols, the event was held on a smaller scale than we would normally prefer; but we still had a blast!

The theme of this Demo Day was the COVID 19 pandemic. Our Codetrainers launched apps built to help in the fight against the pandemic. We had in attendance a number of dignitaries and stakeholders in the fight.

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The Honourable Deputy Minister of Communication, George Andah was in attendance. He congratulated the graduating cohort and urged them to be relentless in the pursuit of their dreams. He also affirmed his Ministry’s continued support for Codetrain and its mission.

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Joy FM’s Nhyira Addo has been one of our biggest supporters so far. He shared with the graduating Codetrainers the need to constantly improve and reinvent themselves as a way to always be relevant to society.

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We were also joined by Seth Akumani from UNDP Ghana’s Accelerator lab. He urged everyone present to develop their creativity and critical thinking. He described these skills as skills required to get ahead in this age when information is abundant.

We also had in attendance representatives from Ga East Municipal Hospital, University of Ghana Medical Students Association, Calbank and COTVET.

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Codetrain trains world class software developers in Ghana and matches them to employment opportunities. www.codetraingh.com

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