Musings and Scribbles on Software Development
Aided by Qwiklabs, as the tool for delivering the content i.e. the explanation, exercises and tracking progress we looked into:
The event was held at the Standard Bank incubator; it was sponsored by Google; and organized by the GDG Maputo and MozDevz communities.
The event had a lot of adherence and “got the house full”, among the adherents were professionals, students, people from other fields entirely, and even a 13-year-old who’s already dabbling into CS. This represents the thirst there is for learning and leveraging the Cloud and the new technologies it provides. Most of the participants were able to comprehend the concepts and complete the labs on time, which to me just shows how the barrier of entry is low, and that there’s actually so much low-hanging fruit to catch.
Last but not least, the students got free access to Qwiklabs for a month, which allows them to keep practicing at home and further honing their skills.
I have hopes of hearing in the near future of how the participants are applying the skills they learned to tackle their problems and of their communities.
To one more successful event, Cheers!