Ambassadors are your local anchors for Africa Code Week event orchestration, questions and support. Feel free to reach out to them to get started on hosting your own coding workshops or simply get introduced to other interested schools / organizations. They are here to help you engage as many children and youth as possible in your community!
Obum has been with Google since 2007, where he co-founded the Google Educator Groups community program, helping educators around the world bring education technology solutions to the classroom. Obum also launched skills development initiatives in universities across Africa, Latin America, India, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, empowering millions of students with digital marketing and software development skills. Obum is passionate about leveraging the power of technology to help people live, work and unveil their greatest potential.
Bruck is the co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of InfinEth Solutions. He has worked on various ICT assignments for the United Nations Economic Commissions for Africa in Ethiopia as well as for the United Nations Logistics Base in Italy. Technology speaker and lecturer at the Addis Ababa University and Unity University, Bruck also hosts a weekly technology program on AfroFM 105.3 where he shares his passion for entrepreneurship, collaboration and technology. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Addis Ababa University as well as a Master's degree in Digital Signal Processing from the Aalborg University in Denmark.
Passionate about promoting science across Africa, Julie Cleverdon is the Director of the Cape Town Science Centre in South Africa. Established to stimulate curiosity, develop inquiring minds and expose children and adults to positive new experiences, the CTSC is a world of scientific discovery under one roof, with more than 250 interactive science exhibits and mind-boggling puzzles all year long.
In June 2015, the CTSC was the proud host of the very first Africa Code Week pilot event, during which hundreds of teachers and children participated in the first training/coding workshops. Prior to the CTSC, Julie served as Chair on the Board of SAASTEC (Southern African Association of Science and Technology Education Centres) and she has over 15 years experience in the science communications sector in South Africa.
Julie holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Natal, Pietermaritburg (now the University of Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa).
General Inspector at the Ministry of Education, Dorsaf leads the ITA organization and several national projects in Education, computational thinking and entrepreneurship. She is the national focal point for “Evaluation soft skills” and an ambassador of the Africa Energy Generation Prize.
Over the past few years, Dorsaf has been striving to popularize computational thinking and enable young people to acquire coding skills, which have become so important through the Bebras, IOI, IIOT and robotics competitions.
Currently President and Chief Executive Officer of the CNP's programs, Riadh has held the positions of Director General of Programs and Continuous Training, Director General of Evaluation and Quality, and Director General of the National Centre for Educational Innovation and Research in Education. He is known for his open-mindedness and his global and predictive vision.