ODP Cohort 5 Application is LIVE!

The Oluaka Developer’s program commenced in 2018 with some fewer than ten (10) interns.

For the past 2 years, we at Oluaka Institute of Technology through the Oluaka Developer’s Program (ODP) have been creating a positive impact in the lives of young persons in the South East.

The ODP is a quarterly/bi-annual coding Bootcamp targeting post-secondary scholars and graduates. The program takes you through the fundamentals of Web development and Digital Literacy.

On September 20th, 2021 the fourth and current cohort resumed classes for the Frontend design using HTML, CSS & JavaScript – see for yourself what they had to say after a couple of days in class:

Intern – Facilitator interactions during a Live class (ODP cohort)

Here at Oluaka, I have come to see the tech space in a different light. From my experienced tutors to my very cooperative colleagues, the challenges, and even rewards that come along with every victory. I am glad I was allowed to be a part of this program. I have learned a lot already, using CSS and HTML to achieve different front designs. Before this program, I only heard or read about these things online, but today, all thanks to ODP, I can continue from here. Many thanks to the Director and mentors who have been very supportive. Thanks to my fellow interns for being a part of this journey with me. They all contribute to making this an awesome experience.

…Chizitere Opara (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chizzy-opara-30441114a)

I have always loved programming as a way of expressing my inner creativity in ways that can help contribute to solving the socio-economic challenges faces by our local communities in Nigeria and Africa at large. This passion has led me for the past 14months on a rigorous programming self-study for hours daily. However, I was not making progress as my outcome or output in terms of building real products that can solve a problem was still below my expectation. So I decided finally to register for the Oluaka Developers Program (ODP). The environment and lecture halls are very warm and conducive with very welcoming staff. Though I have to take long bus drives 3times a week off-town to reach the venue but it’s all worth the skills that I do need desperately. It has been fun for me to meet new people and make new friends with like-minded people who want to make a difference in the world. I am particularly inspired to meet and be around young people engaged in an honest hustle to secure a strong and secure future for themselves (not all youths are decadent). I am quite settled into the program as it seems that what I have been struggling with on my own for the past 14months is now more simplified as the lecturing team provides us with very hands-on sessions. The classes are almost like a self-paced, easy to learn and step-by-step personalized guide to the basics. One thing that has stood out for me is the need to be very good at your basics before attempting to master more complex stuff. The first 3 classes of really digging into the basics of HTML and CSS has almost compressed everything I struggled with for 14months in less than 12hrs of ODP class. I am highly amazed at how much I have learned in such a short time. I regret not signing up for this class in 2019 as I also had that opportunity.

…Innocent Unachukwu (https://www.linkedin.com/in/innocent-unachukwu-a248338b/)

What do you think could stand in your way to becoming a Software Developer? Register to join the next cohort resuming in January.

You can now enroll to join the next cohort starting in January 2022 by clicking here: https://bit.ly/odp_q122