School of ICT, College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda, Kigali.
19-30 August 2019
For this year, our participants included undergraduates, postgraduates and staff from different areas of STEM. Over the course of the training, we introduced the participants to a range of concepts, from basic programming constructs to more advanced techniques. Each day would start with the tutors introducing concepts to the participants and working through an example together. Then everyone would have the chance to spend some time working on problems to practice the concepts they have been taught, with support from the tutors. During the second week of the workshop, we had some time to cover some more exciting topics such as using Python for data analysis, programming BBC micro::bits, and getting used to object-oriented Python.
Some of our participants juggled workshop attendance with work and family commitments. We had a participant who travelled from Kenya for 25 hours by road to attend the workshop in Rwanda. And it was this dedication to learning, this drive to improve, that made our experience so incredibly special and worthwhile. Our programming workshop was so well received that the University of Rwanda will be including Python programming as part of their curriculum.
See here for a detailed report.