This online course is a collaborative development effort by WACREN, Eko-Konnect Research and Education Initiative, Nigeria (Eko-Konnect) and the University of Cape Coast, Ghana (UCC) for the "Women in WACREN Physical Computing with Python" program.
The Women in WACREN initiative contributes to bridging the gender equality gap in STEM fields through the promotion of participatory design methods and university-based maker spaces and Science Shops.
Participants will learn how to create a program in Python that interacts with embedded systems such as the Raspberry Pi, Sensors and other external components. At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate issued by the Africa Training Initiative and an invitation to join their local community as a contributor.
Top performers will be selected for the regional Women-in-WACREN Hackfest to apply knowledge gained from the course to a series of real-life practical challenges.
Female students, researchers, academic staff and female professionals in STEM-related fields or other disciplines with good computer skills and interest in smart systems.
Course Start Date: 1st July 2019
Course Duration: 10 weeks
The course is self-paced with the learning path enhanced with two key activities for a seamless experience.
Language: This course is in English
A French version of the course is being developed and will be available later in the year.
Deadline for applications is 27th June 2019