Memories from the first cohort
An inside scoop on our first cohort
It’s more like a movement, an evolution born out of the need to create talent where it was previously thought not to exist. The Task Force is Awesomity’s effort to develop a solid and talented pool of software developers and product designers right here in the heart of Africa.
Towards the end of 2019 we were in the midst of expanding the team and we were growing at a fast pace,
that’s when we came to the realization that finding, interviewing, and onboarding a talented developer is
honestly a pain.
Coincidentally COA was going through the same challenges. And that’s how we first thought of creating the Task Force Bootcamp. To us, it was the easiest way to source talent, upskill them in the Awesomity & COA way of building cool
The core idea behind running the Bootcamp is to create a large pool of talented developers that can easily integrate with our team whenever we are growing. The Bootcamp helps us instill our culture and standards in the next generation of developers who in the near future will join our team or COA’s.
COA is the perfect partner to work with on this initiative, we both share the same need for
really talented individuals and our culture is so aligned that it just made sense to work
together on this.
As Awesomity runs most of the technical upskilling during the bootcamp, COA comes in with the valuable soft skills component of the program. And this combination is what makes our graduates talented developers and not robots.
"After spending 11 weeks and some sleepless nights, all I can say is that these last weeks have been hectic as I was expecting to get coding skills I surprisingly noticed that in addition to acquiring those coding skills, I have also gained communication skills. I will end on saying a big thank you to CoA and Awesomity Lab for making one of my dreams come true."
"I was amazed by their working environment and really interested to join Bootcamp. I really gained knowledge of how to use some technologies and frameworks compared to the time I spent in university. With this experience, I am confident that society will believe in me because I have what I can share with them that I learned during these three months of BootCamp."
"After learning these new languages, The Awesomity lab came up with a project called Biko, this app would combine all the things we learned about ReactJs and Node Js. I also had team building sessions with the COA team which improved my communication skills like remote presentations, public speaking and writing skills. Thank you for giving me that opportunity."
"My first impression was ecstatic, there were all these interns that were eager to gain knowledge and the mentors who unselfishly wanted to share their knowledge, loved the way Anja was really happy to support us with soft skills training sessions and the way Awesomity Lab guys upskilled us in technical skills."
"As we always say “You never know until you ask”. Sometimes, it is even a problem to find the right person you can ask. It was such a great pleasure to be surrounded by reliable and brilliant people who could answer the questions before they are even asked. This has helped us to improve both our soft and technical skills."
"I am happy to say that now I can build an application both web & mobile comfortably with different stacks and compete on the market. I am leaving with also an upgraded writing and public speaking skills level. Without doubts, this will help in the future as a software developer who is preparing to hit the local and international markets."
An inside scoop on our first cohort
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