Software Developers - Africa's untapped opportunity?

Kennedy Kirui (Technologist), iHub

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Good software developers are increasingly hard to find nowadays. The demand for good software developers on the other hand has almost peaked worldwide. Africa, compared to the rest of the world, still has a surplus. How can African coders take advantage of this? What skill gaps are there? Which organisations are trying to plug this gap? The consulting arm at Nairobi's iHub has been playing in these space for the last two years. Join us during this session to learn more about our experience trying to organise Kenyan coders to take advantage of such opportunities.

Design and Development / Keynote / Talk about success or failure in a positive way / Inspiring / Intermediate

Event: Accra

Hashtags: #dev, #softwaredevelopment, #techies, #coders

Best for: Developers, designers, entrepreneurs, project managers

Speaker country: Kenya

Questions this session will answer:

Are African coders as good as the rest of the world? Are there opportunities that African coders can advantage of that we are not at the moment?

Speaker qualifications:

I have spent the last 2 and a half years coordinating a team of 20 freelancers (developers, designers, project managers) to deliver software projects for different clientele. During that period I have been involved in identifying talent and building tech capacity through client projects and targeted trainings.

Supporting material:

ihub.co.ke/blogs/category/…, youtube.com/…


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