A four-day hackathon at codeX Coding Academy at the V&A Waterfront, marked the conclusion of this year's coding calendar for codeX's junior software developers who are now available to work as coders within South Africa.
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According to Fritz Hölscher, managing director of Steltix South Africa: “The Hackathon rounded off this year’s ongoing collaboration between Steltix and codeX in the best possible way. We are proud that we could be part of this event that positively impacted these young coders prior to beginning their long and fruitful careers. Some of them will join the Steltix internship program in 2018, where they will continue to apply the skills that they learned.”
According to Cara Turner, codeX CEO, this approach brings out the best coding skills each person has developed over the past year. Rather than aiming for an overall winner, it sets a vital precedent for success in the working environment. “Collaboration, consultation, and negotiation are all key skills that our employers need, and don’t find with other graduates,” she says.
The codeX Coding Academy trains software developers in a way that enables them to quickly transition into a rewarding career. Commerce and industry have long raised concerns about school leavers and graduates being poorly equipped. When it comes to the kind of software development that grows modern economies, codeX believes it is producing well-rounded, employable talent.
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“We’re all about providing our aspiring developers the best start to their careers. The Hackathon provided that final source of inspiration to our young coders as they prepare to enter the workplace,” concludes Ms Turner.
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