Students are introduced to web development, mobile development, and hardware/electronics. Guest speakers from industry and academia around the world will inform students of the latest advances in many areas of computer science and communications with a focus on the impact in local and global communities. To reach a national audience , speaker sessions will be video recorded and broadcast nationally. A local media company will capture day-day footage and special events to provide content for the Zamrize documentary.
Providing hands on training in software development and electronics is a key goal for this initiative. 3 curriculum cycles over 5 months will be available to participants . Each cycle will target 20 participants.
Participants will be taught how to develop software for inexpensive robots that can be constructed from educational kits. The program will provide students with tangible and engaging hardware that motivates learning.
Zamrize will emphasize entrepreneurial thinking and application in curriculum instruction. To inspire the students, entrepreneurs will be invited to talk to them, share valuable lessons, and forge invaluable connections. There will be an emphasis on African entrepreneurs that the students can readily identify with. The Insaka fireside chats started by collaborator BongoHive will provide the needed pipeline of local entrepreneurs.