The Lead Ambassador is your main anchor for Africa Code Week event orchestration, questions and support in your country. Feel free to reach out to them on social 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!
Vickie co-leads HabeNerd, an online learning platform in Zimbabwe which provides organized and intense training on ICT skills and courses across all age and gender classes. With a goal to equip participants (locally and regionally) with programming and coding skills, the platform helps participants explore and kick start careers in ethical hacking and programming as well as to learn how applications are made and how to turn those into revenue.
HabeNerd has launched Coding Day initiatives with partners in Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa and Zambia. An ICT professional and trainer passionate about social entrepreneurship applied to technology, Vickie is also a member of the Computer Society of Zimbabwe Bulawayo Chapter, serving on the Executive and the Software Development Committee.
Through Africa Code Week, she hopes to "conscientise as many young Zimbabweans on the benefits of learning coding skills and broaden the scope of App development in Zimbabwe."
Abdourahman est également Proviseur du lycée d’Etat de Djibouti (établissement affilié à l’AEFE) et spécialiste des logiciels de gestion des établissements. Ancien professeur de Sciences physiques et diplômé d’une Maitrise de Sciences physique obtenu à l’université de Poitiers, il se passionne pour l'éducation des jeunes à l'heure du numérique afin de bien les préparer aux enjeux de l'économie mondiale du savoir. En 2017, Abdourahman a orchestré l'organisation des formations de formateurs pour des promotions entières d'enseignants, tous aussi pressés que lui de faire du code le 4ème pilier de l'éducation fondamentale à Djibouti.
Aina is currently working as an Engineer in Antananarivo, Madagascar. She has a particular interest for the open source community and Internet technology and as a true lover of coding, she enjoys sharing her passion with her community. She is delighted to be able to get more young people engaged around coding through the Africa Code Week initiative.
Co-founded and run by Natacha, BiHUB is the very first Techpreneur Hub in Burundi, bringing together young talents in an environment conducive to innovation through capacity building, collaboration, networking, entrepreneurship culture and a sense of service to society. Prior to BiHUB, Natacha spent over 14 years working with global organizations in South Africa, Canada and Burundi. Passionate about women and youth empowerment and a philanthropist at heart, she was nominated in the Top 20 women entrepreneurs who are spearheading a new entrepreneurial spirit in Rwanda in 2016. Natacha also founded a non-profit organization (AJEJI) which supports vulnerable women and children in Burundi. Her mission in life is to be a ray of hope for her community...and according to many, she is already.
Daniel currently serves as Technical Manager for mHub, overseeing the Children’s Coding Club as well as training in basic programming skills as part of the Girls for Code initiative. His skills and ever-growing interest in mobile technologies fuels his eagerness to see how far technology can go.
Daniel has an advanced diploma in ICT and is now in his final year pursuing a Bachelor of Information and Technology. He is also conversant with various programming languages such as Java, C++, Scratch and MIT App Inventor.
Currently completing his Computer Science degree at ENI in Carthage, Mohamed is a member of several organizations involved in coding and social entrepreneurship. He hosts regular coding workshops for children using Scratch and Kodu as playful learning platforms.