Designed to introduce a fun and hands-on learning experience for students, Game of Learners is an 11-week program and will begin with a development path where learners will attend free virtual clinics with specialist coaching and training that will enable them to acquire practical knowledge. experience and cultivate a learner-driven developer community. In the second main part of the program, participants will learn about product requirements documentation, project management 101, and the prioritization framework.
Speaking about the learners’ play clinic, Gafar Lawal, Managing Director, Microsoft ADC – West Africa noted, “At Microsoft ADC, we recognize the creativity, innovation and passion that drive productivity in africa Technological landscape and the learners’ game presents a unique opportunity to be a powerful engine of this community. Our vision with Game of Learners is to create a platform where young developers and any other interested participants can create lasting solutions to challenges using technology. Beyond engineering, our goal is to start harnessing other skills that are invaluable in solving not only today’s problems, but those of the future as well. With this program, we give young developers the means to Africa to accomplish so much more. ”
While only 100 applicants will be registered for this year’s clinic which begins on October 5, 2021, over 1,000 applications have been received for the game clinic from learners from all over. West Africa. This reiterates the need for such a program among young developers and students. Microsoft ADC is committed to increasing the number of registrants for the following Game of Learner’s clinics with the goal of continually filling the skills gap and equipping developers with more comprehensive and practical knowledge.
Game of Learners Clinic is a free program without borders as it provides a virtual environment where students learn computer technologies and practice in the field while creating impactful solutions for their community. Program activities are supported by volunteers from Microsoft, and participants have access to a wide range of coaches, mentors, judges, speakers, and trainers.
About Microsoft ADC
Microsoft Africa Development Center (ADC) represents Microsoft’s very first engineering offices in Africa, with locations in Nairobi, Kenya and Lagos, Nigeria.
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