Africa is the fastest-growing continent for developers globally according to a report by Quartz done in 2019. As the tech ecosystem continues to grow in Africa we are seeing tech hubs continue to sprout across the continent and an increased interest to pursue careers in tech among the younger population.
Software development is the creation of software, frameworks, or applications. Softwares allow us to use devices such as phones, computers, and other electronics that have computing capabilities. There are two main types of software; application software, and systems software.
Data Science is the extraction of meaning from complex data to enable decision making in a more synthesized manner. This involves recording, storing, and analysis of data that could be either structured or unstructured. A slogan I once read said that the next generation of environmental scientists are data scientists and I really couldn’t agree more.
A healthcare system that is overwhelmed. Massive infections precipitating a pandemic. Shrinking medical supplies. Global powers united to defeat a common enemy. Businesses shutting down while others record tremendous growth. If the CoronaVirus Disease of 2019 had a better way of announcing itself to the global community, it surely cannot beat this one that we have experienced in the recent past. We saw news of healthcare workers dealing with the strain that comes with handling patients at a massive scale.
In the wake of COVID 19, most companies have been forced to embrace remote working as part of their company culture. This is not a new way of working for a lot of tech companies but for those who were accustomed to a brick and mortar setup, it’s proving to be a challenge having the same levels of productivity that one would have at the office. Moringa School recently hosted a webinar on wellness and productivity for techies.
When the stay at home directive was initiated, many corporate events were cancelled as teams and communities could no longer meet up and share ideas. The next immediate move was to think about virtual events, where tools like Zoom, Skype and Google Hangouts would enable us to keep the important conversations going.