Technology incubation hub Outbox is set to host a 12-week training program that seeks to equip individuals with limited or no experience in software development with skills on how to build apps for the android platform.
Dubbed ‘Building mobile applications on Android bootcamp’, the program which is implemented by Outbox seeks to kickstart a beginner’s journey at becoming a talented software developer.
It is targeted towards any individual with limited or no experience in software development, and is pursuing at-least a Bachelor’s degree, internship or jobs placement.
According to Outbox lead Richard zulu, individuals who are passionate about software development, and are willing to put in the long hours to become a great software developer are all eligible.
“We prefer working with individuals that have an understanding of basic computer skills, as we shall not teach this in the program. You must also have your own laptop to use within the program,” noted Zulu.
The bootcamp process begins with two weeks of self-study pre-work although participants will still be expected to check-in everyday at Outbox facilities from 5.30pm to 8pm for an instructor debrief.
The two weeks of self study involve one week of studying the material, and another week of daily assessments by the instructors. After the assessment, a review will done by the instructors to determine who can continue in the program.
During the camp, participants will tackle a range of topics including; the basics of computer science and object oriented programming in java, Android software development and Product management using agile management principles.
Participants will also get exposed to a real industry project or agency like fictitious project for them to work on in teams, and use the skills learnt.
The bootcamp commences on 3rd April 2017 and will up to 9th June 2017.