First 10 months in the country, Intel Corporation South Africa (Software and Services) has been on a journey across the student communities and various institutions enabling and empowering developers.
Geekulcha as a platform for ICT students, has been helping Intel on this journey including finding their first Intel Student Partners (ISPs) in universities such as TUT, UNISA and UJ.
On the 17th, the Intel Student Partners at the Tshwane University of Technology hosted a workshop for 52 students. The aim of the workshop was to get students to use Intel Developer Zone tools such as the XDK and get students to become Intel Developers through software.intel.com. Manned by the first TUT ISPs, Neo Malatji and Marie Mbenoun, the workshop was fully supported by the institution's Faculty of ICT for their 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students.
Our own Tiyani Nghonyama was present for support and manned one of the sessions. Tiyani told the TUT students that, "It's up to you guys to prepare for the next generation of the Intel Student Partners, what legacy are you leaving behind?".
The journey of Intel with Geekulcha this year has seen the use of IDZ tools in other initiatives such as RHOK Pretoria, Geekulcha Annual Hackathon, UN Women Hackathon and the Northern Cape's first ever Hackathon.
Intel's workshops have a nature of having hands-on sessions where students come up with ideas and build apps for the ideas. The workshop at TUT was no different and students had built apps such as the Love-Match Calculator, Online Art Gallery and a NaviApp.
A special thanks to the Intel ISPs, the TUT Faculty of ICT and all students who came through for the training, we are looking to more.