“We make the rubber hit the road.”
Elizabeth is the Co-Founder & CEO of codeX, a veteran journalist and executive producer having made stories, shows, and series on technology and innovation for Bloomberg Television in New York, US. She has also traveled around the African continent telling stories of the entrepreneurs, investors, and companies building Africa’s digital future for Bloomberg TV Africa. Elizabeth currently writes on tech in Africa for Quartz. She also serves on the Executive Committee of Silicon Cape, the umbrella tech advocacy organization in Cape Town, South Africa. Elizabeth has a deep and longstanding passion for economic development in Africa, and believes people gaining skills and tools to build creative products and companies is the key to the continent’s future.
codeX, based in Cape Town, is training the next generation of coders. codeX argues that software developers with strong product focus and problem solving skills are what Africa needs as its billion people go online. codeX finds raw talent and trains them by doing real projects in a work-like environment, building personal and professional development into the curriculum. codeX then works with employers to place coders in jobs and also hires them to do paid development work and mentor the next generation.
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