Digital Encode Limited, a renowned Nigerian Cybersecurity company with impacts across Africa, has thrown weight behind preparing the Generation Y for the fourth Industrial Revolution.
The Company is sponsoring some kids at the five-week training conducted by YCreators; as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility project meant to teach kids ages 7-18 about Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), 3D Printing and game development.
Digital Encode is a multi-award winning and leading consulting and integration firm that specializes in the design, management, and security of business-critical networks, telecommunications environments and other Information Technology (IT) infrastructures.
The Generation Y is the generation of people born during the 1980s and early 1990s. The name is based on Generation X, the generation that preceded them.
Because children born during this time period have had constant access to technology (computers, cell phones) in their youth, they have required many employers to update their hiring strategy in order to incorporate updated forms of technology.
They are also called millennials, echo boomers, internet generation, iGen, net generation
Digital Encode was Co-founded by Dr. Oluseyi Akindeinde and Dr. Peter Wale Obadare
Dr. Akindeinde who doubles as the Chief Technical Officer, told TechEconomy.ng that they supporting the training as means for “capacity development of kids in using technology to advance into the 4th industrial revolution so we may have the next Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Elon Musk etc”.
On the course of the training, students shall learn about IOT: building projects – get their hands on the sensors and actuators, set up the network and collect & analyse data sent by the sensors. On AI, students shall get a hands-on introduction to artificial intelligence and Python, one of the world’s most widely used programming languages, with Cozmo, their new robot friend, among other things to learn.
Although, registration for the present training has closed, however, Digital Encode confirmed to TechEconomy.ng that they shall embark on similar programme during the summer holiday.
Some Pictures from the first training session:
Photo credit: LinkedIn/Dr. Oluseyi Akindeinde/YCreators