On Saturday the 16 September 2017 the Physically Active Youth (P.A.Y.) Coding Academy had the honour and privilege to compete in the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST)’s annual coding competition. The P.A.Y. Coding Academy was represented by Matias Kambata, Lazarus Uusiku, Nelson Nghitaunapo and Maruen Kleopas, and coached by P.A.Y. IT Officer Macveren Kapukare. The team participated in the University division against strong contenders such as IUM and NUST itself, and after 4 long hours of coding successfully emerged as the second runners-up of the competition. The challenge was to solve three problems in a programming language of your choice; P.A.Y. took full use of Java and its familiarity from their previous sessions with Code Academy.
I am proud of their achievement because I knew they would do it from the beginning because they are hard-working and because I know the skills they acquired at PAY through the support of The Tech Guys.
PAY Coding Academy, one of the flagship programs of PAY Namibia teaches participants the skills of the fourth industrial revolution, i.e. coding, robotics and software development. Members range from the ages of 10 to 24, and begin at varying levels of skill. The academy is supported by The Tech Guys and FABLab Namibia.