SuaCode: learn to code on your smartphone
“SuaCode was a truly accidental project that was born out our need to innovate around the lack of laptops at out 4th annual Project iSWEST in 2017,” says George, “leading us to introduce students to coding with smartphones – a first of its kind in Ghana!”
In Spring 2020, George ran SuaCode Africa 2.0, a smartphone-based online coding course during the COVID-19 pandemic that taught Africans coding in English and French. The team received 2.2K+ applications from 60 countries across five continents. From these, 1.3K students were enrolled, 740 students were admitted and 64.2% completed and built a pong game on their phones.
So, what’s next for SuaCode?
Thankfully, anyone can now access the SuaCode app via Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ai.suacode
George says, “We’ve incorporated a company SuaCode.ai to advance SuaCode. Now that we’ve launched the app, we are working on growing the number of learners we call SuaCoders. We will also be developing additional courses and plan to partner with universities across Africa to host and deliver their coding courses through our SuaCode platform.”
To learn more about SuaCode, watch this guest lecture by George.