Digital Marketing company, Blu Flamingo has announced dates for the 2017 edition of the Nationwide digital skills training, DigiCon.

The DigiCoin17 conference which will run under the theme “Share Knowledge, learn from others” is scheduled to take place on Friday May 5th, at Golf Course Hotel in Kampala.

The Conference will feature four master classes in: Strategy, Advertising, Content Marketing and Social Reporting.

Attendees will get a chance to learn from industry experts as well as receive certificates upon completion.

Later in the day, there will be a networking session at which companies or individuals that have done exceptionally well, over the past year in areas of online content, app development and digital media buy will present their case studies to the attendees.

The said companies and/or individuals will be recognised as DigiCon Masters and the process of selecting DigiCon Master involves a call for submissions which closes on April 28th.

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel that will make the decision on whether the work submitted is up to their required standard.

In 2016, 11,000 Ugandans are reported to have signed up and completed this training. These included students in institutions of higher learning, corporate employees and young entrepreneurs.

According to Blu Flamingo officials, this year’s conference targets to train up to 15,000 Ugandans in digital skills.

“Through strategic collaborations and digital career boot camps we expect to open up opportunities for DigiCon Mini students to intern, create better, all-inclusive marketing strategies at their work place and or take their businesses to the next level,” read a statement from Blu Flamingo.

“We shall put specific focus on university students pursuing courses in areas of business, entrepreneurship, marketing, communications and Information Technology, vocational institutions, High Schools, entrepreneurs and journalists,” the statement further read.