Startup Profile: Basecode -- learn coding as an absolute beginner

August 17, 2017
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Founded on July 15, 2017, by Jide Williams, Basecode Academy seeks to groom the next wave of software developers in Nigeria.

The startup applies a unique strategy to achieve their objective. After students apply for intended programs, they undergo Basecode's bootcamp and are guided through the path to finally obtaining a job. According to Jide Williams, their approach is made possible by their partnership with third parties like Findworka ( the startup in charge of the mentorship programme) and also employers (who have pledged support to take best students as interns). Through this, students gather practical experience in whatever tech career path they have chosen.

Championing this initiative with Jide Williams are Dele Bakare and Joshua Biyere.

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Asides breeding talents, the team seeks to make Nigerian developers more accessible.

We lost 4 of our greatest FrontEnd Engineers to in Amsterdam and they all didn't groom any new talents to take over from them. All these issues have to be addressed and the solution is to identify, groom, and mentor talents into the tech ecosystem. We are very dedicated to grooming talents for the Nigerian tech ecosystem as it is very evident that the best devs are either too expensive or working with Andela or working remotely to earn forex.

According to Jide, startups are incurring massive costs as a result of this, and Basecode aims to bridge that gap. The founder further explains that their affordability and mentorship programme sets them apart from competitors like Switch.

If you are interested in becoming a software developer? visit the Basecode website.

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