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Vodacom hosts the first SA Women's Developer Workshop

Friday, 17 August 2012

This initiative is part of the Vodacom Developer Programme (VDP), which aims to encourage local developers to develop apps that are relevant to the South African market as well as the global environment. The workshop will impart 30 women participants an understanding of the processes, techniques and critical skills needed for mobile application development.

"We are excited to bring the first Women Developer Workshop locally during Women's month. Our key objective is to empower more women developers so they can bring about change in their lives and communities by designing locally relevant apps. We hope the workshop will inspire more women into app development," says Prins Mhlanga, Managing Executive of Digital Media at Vodacom.

This workshop will help participants to conceptualise an Android application, create an application for Android, package ones application for the market and place an application on the Vodacom marketplace.

"We are planning to rollout a series of these workshops across the country for women that are interested in mobile application development. We are confident that overtime this initiative will encourage women to get actively involved in the creation of an ecosystem of local apps in South Africa," concludes Mhlanga.





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