Google is performing on a pledge made final 12 months to present digital expertise coaching to African residents by launching the Africa Web and Android Scholarship program to assist software program builders within the nation.
Through a partnership with Udacity and Andela, Google is providing free entry to a 2-month lengthy single course on Udacity’s online platform to 15,000 African builders as well as to 500 6-month lengthy ‘nanodegree’ scholarships to some who full the primary program.
While not unique to recreation growth, the online coaching can present builders primarily based out of Africa with a superb alternative to additional finetune their expertise or discover new features of software program growth with out having to foot the invoice for online coursework themselves.
In addition to the online coaching section of this system, Google notes that the Andela Learning Community will present mentorship, face-to-face meet-ups, and online communities to scholarship members in Nigeria and Kenya.
Broken down, Google is providing 10,000 scholarships to novices with little to no programming expertise and an extra 5,000 scholarships to these with no less than one 12 months of programming expertise, although all programs are solely out there in English. Those scholarships will grant devs entry to a single 2-month lengthy online course, various from newbie Android programs and introductions to HTML, to extra sophisticated internet utility programs. After that program has been accomplished, the highest 500 college students can be eligible for scholarships to the 6-month lengthy nanodegree program in Android or internet growth.
Developers eager about discovering out extra about this system can head to Udacity’s web site, whereas these wanting to apply have till April 24 to achieve this.