WeThinkCode_ Year End Party.

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WeThinkCode held its end of the year party this past Saturday. This was a time for everyone to relax just before taking a well deserved break after a very testing year.

After the long build up with excitements running high, it rained….. That could have been the end to any gathering held on the roof in the middle of Johannesburg but this time no one would have any of that.

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ALL IN THE NAME OF FUN

On any given day you would find the WeThinkCode_ campus filled with people doing mundane tasks such as coding something which could possibly turn the world on its head. Nothing really interesting if you ask me. There is nothing fun around here, no sir nothing at all.

But on that special occasion where the stars in our neighbouring solar system align almost perfectly while Beyonce mysteriously day dreams about your’s truly, something which can only be described as out of this solar system happens.

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OPEN DAY

WeThinkCode_ held its open day this past Saturday and by all measures it was a resounding success. Candidates came from around Johannesburg while some made the Journey from more distant locations such as atteridgeville in pretoria.

The guests were able to see first hand what WeThinkCode_ students have and are working on along with a little taste of the campus culture. On display were some of the projects already completed by students such Wolf3d a recreation of the classic video Wolfenstein 3D. The Robotics club was also on hand to demonstrate some of their toys to an interested audience.

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After mingling with each other over brunch it was time for a few speeches and some motivation before the candidates could try their hand out at the entry logic test written by all WeThinkCode_ hopefuls.

Over one hundred took the tests during the remainder of the of the day with the last candidate finishing just after six thirty in the evening.

It was a very long and hectic day which will hopefully serve as the start of a lot of peoples journey in the tech industry and hopefully WeThinkCode_.

You can view some videos of what happened below.

CELEBRATING WOMENS’ DAY

Today is Women’s Day and to celebrate this WTC_ hosted an open day for women from different walks of life. The day started off with a meet up where the women plus the few brave men who attended brainstormed and discussed the role of women in tech.

After the meet up the guests got a tour around campus and demonstrations from WTC_ students.

Some of the guests got a chance to write the WTC_ entrance exam and we look forward to have them on campus for more than one single day.

Find the pictures of all that went down below.

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WTC_ FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY

On 30 July 2016 We Think Code hosted its Friends and Family Day. It was a wonderful day where WTC_ students could bring those dear to them to come and see for themselves where WTC_ students now spend the majority of their existence.

A WTC_ students life is a unique one. With up to thirteen hours, seven days a week in the next two years likely to be spent on campus, most will have very little time to spend with those they love.

This was one of those rare and highly anticipated days where coding takes the back seat and life and reality are rediscovered even if it is for a short moment.

See the slide show of some the lovely images taken during the day.

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….. Home is where the code is.

WHAT WE LOST, WE CAN CODE

 

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“I’d like to know about the process one goes through when writing a book.” This is a question posed by Luthando to Moses Nzama Khaizen Mtileni, who joined us today for the Literary Arts Club Meeting. “Writing for me,” Moses began, in a slow tone heavy with accent, ”is more about my encounters with the world.” He went on to elaborate on how he writes not because he is mandated to do so, but because he feels that the there are certain things that occur in society that warrant documenting, and so he does this in the best way he knows, with a lyrical pen.

His first novel, which is written in Xitsonga and set in Kliptown, Soweto, the township that gave birth to the Freedom Charter, is an example he uses to elaborate on how he through this art is able to tell the tale of an instance where it is the victim of an injustice that forgets the unjust act and does to others what the perpetrator once did to him – a metaphor for the ANC government of date perhaps.

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