CodeCamp 14: Week 1 in Retrospect

CodeCamp is an intense, residential 4-week bootcamp for early-stage developers. The team sought candidates who had been coding for between 6 months and 2 years. The call for applications lasted for five (5) weeks with over 285 entries received.

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A blend of online and hands-on programming activities at our space whittled 45 second-stage applicants to a final 10 shown in the image below.

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The first 2 days of bootcamp were devoted to teaching participants the fundamentals of User-Centered Design Methodology. Sessions were handled by CcHUBโ€™s UX Lead, Kene Udeze.

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To see how well they had grasped the new concepts, we split the participants split into 2 teams to work on prototypes of 2 demo apps. They came up with Jaye and Hangee.

Over the next 5 days, Segun Fodeke, using a blend of online tools and hands-on approach took trainees through the front-end web development stack.


Working with our sponsors, the Codecamp team identified real-world challenges for our second cohort of CodeCamp participants to solve in teams. This would involve fieldwork to understand users and build use cases based on their perceptions of the solutions to be developed.

Over the next 3 weeks, using the personas developed from responses obtained during their field trip, they will work in teams to build solutions that will be unveiled in a Show and Tell scheduled for early September.

We will bring you regular updates as they progress at CodeCamp.

We are excited to have received support from Paga (Main sponsor) and Vconnect (sponsor) at CodeCamp 2014 in developing the next generation of top quality local talent in Nigeriaโ€™s fledgling tech ecosystem.