Ms. Tebello Thokoa a recent graduate at the BasaliTech Miss.Africa Digital sponsored, Code Divas camp training speaks to us about her experience in learning web development and programming. She speaks to us below…
Give a general experience with Miss.Africa Digital sponsored, Basali Tech Lesotho training & how your digital skills were enhanced. What was most challenging?
The MissDotAfrica Digital Sponsored BasaliTech Code Divas camp was very exciting. It was my first time attending this kind of workshop where only girls were participating. The group interactions helped by boosting my confidence. What was most challenging was having to find the right code for a certain attribute we wanted to add on the program in a short period of time, but it helped train our minds to operate well even under pressure.
How did the training enhance your perceptions of the involvement of Women in Technology?
There is a believe that men are more technologically inclined than women, however, this camp proved otherwise. I have seen incredibly smart girls in technology. I am certain that we can also do well in the technology field.
Do you see opportunities for your future from the training?
Now that my confidence when sitting behind the computer has grown, I enjoy coding much more and all I want to do is sit behind the computer and make money out of it because that is when I am happiest.
Give us a professional instance during the training that remains a landmark in your career profession.
I enjoyed everything that we were taught, all the topics fascinated me. I had never thought that I’d create a website ever. I didn’t know anything when it came to coding let alone creating a website and achieving that really left a mark in my heart and that has let me to think of pursuing a career in this field.
Outline your take on the future of women technology in Africa?
I believe the future for women partaking in technical activities is bright since there are a lot of organizations for empowering women, helping them believe that they can achieve all they wish to. Women can indulge deeper in technology as it has many career prospects.
Miss.Africa Voices is a regular that presents women in tech experiences, opinions and observations. These stories come from DotConnectAfrica Internship Alumni and other Women who are leading the tech-preneurship fronts in their own ecosystems. The Miss.Africa Voices also serves to encourage more girls & women to get involved in STEM careers through our Miss.Africa Digital Program.