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Welcome To

THE CODING GROUND

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THE CODING GROUND

The Coding Ground is a FREE software craftsmanship academy that focuses on the art and science of cultivating software developers with in-demand technical, leadership and interpersonal skills. Our intensive 12-month program helps students master core skills required to accelerate their careers in Information Technology as well as change the trajectory of their lives forever. We are forging strategic relationships with corporate sponsors who will sponsor the students’ tuition fees. Our graduates will be able to work for all types of companies, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Our dynamic, robust and welcoming network of alumni will give our future apprentices a platform and network through which they can learn and share insights on their quest to software mastery.

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THE AIM

To teach computer programming and software craftsmanship to at least 80 young people between the ages of 16 and 25 with the aptitude and the right attitude to learn.

WHERE

The Grounds will be located close to Diepsloot, Thembisa, Olievenhoutbosch, in Midrand. Unfortunately, no on-site accommodation will be offered however an apprentice stipend will be given to assist in travel costs.

DURATION

The course will run over one year, should you be ready thereafter, you will be employed at a sponsor or remain an apprentice within the organisation.

WHO QUALIFIES

Any individuals between the ages of 16 (guardian permission for minors required) and 25 can apply. This will be a full-time commitment.

APPLICATIONS

Once you've filled in the application form, you will be notified when we're ready for you to complete an online assessment. Should you qualify, you will take part in a Bootcamp with other students from where the final group will be selected.

COSTS & FEES

Students will be sponsored and you will have a requirement to work for an organisation as part of your tuition. Don't be fooled however, you will have to work extremely hard to get through the course.

COURSE OUTCOME

A skill to work as an apprentice software craftsman. We will show you how to embark on a lifelong journey of mastering software development.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

It is crucial for our apprentices to be exposed to numerous craftsmen, so we will frequently schedule talks and contact sessions with other craftsmen.

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START YOUR JOURNEY TO SOFTWARE MASTERY

The journey starts here. Apply by filling out this form. Afterwards, we will notify you once we're ready for you to continue with the online assessment.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Students will acquire the skills to become a well-rounded, full-stack software developer.This means that the student will learn to create websites, and server and mobile applications.Some terms you will get to know really well during the course are:

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YOUR JOURNEY TO SOFTWARE MASTERY

MEET THE MENTORS

Having spent over 10 years building software I have seen how software has enabled people, myself included, to not only improve themselves but also the communities around them.Code has broken down walls for me. I've seen first hand how through apprenticeship anyone can learn how to build beautiful and meaningful things through code.

Mandla Magagula

Mandla
Magagula

Software development has been one of my many passions since I was 12 years old. Professionally, I've been programming for finance and health research. Understanding how to work with customers to really understand the problems and taking small steps towards solving these problems in a sustainable way, is even harder than writing code. Being guided through all aspects close to nine years in various industries including education, of software development by an experienced mentor leads software craftsmen on a journey to mastery.

Mandla Magagula

THEO BOHNEN

Born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) Jason grew up spending large amounts of his time writing programs in any programming language he could get his hands on. This keen interest led to a post-graduate Engineering degree at WITS with focus on Computer Science and Telecommunications.

Mandla Magagula

JASON SUTTIE