Hacklab Foundation, organizer of West Africa’s largest Hackathon is organizing a developer headcount to create a database of developers in Ghana.
With about a dozen hubs spurring innovation and growth in tech, the developer and tech community in Ghana continues to grow steadily. It has become prudent to map out the ecosystem and understand what gaps and opportunities exist.The developer community continues to grow steadily in Ghana.
The census will gather data on developers on every level, match them according to their skills and rank them based on their speciality. This database of developers is envisioned to become a dossier on talents in the tech space for talent search and recruitment.
According to Hamzah Bawah, Lead of Research and Development at the Hacklab Foundation, “The census will provide a screenshot of the current tech ecosystem in Ghana in the form of an open database of actionable insights for use by developers, tech companies and all stakeholders in the tech ecosystem. As the digital skills gap widens with increasing demand for tech professionals, it has become important for us to quantify what the gaps are and understand the demographics of our skills landscape in Ghana. Data-driven decision making has also become a very important factor for businesses. Our goal is to collect data and insights to understand our digital skills landscape in Ghana to help our industry players and academic institutions as well as policymakers make informed decisions on what skills programmes to prioritize to meet the growing market demands.
We also hope to aid categorization of the skills and recommended remunerations and compensation, benchmarking against global averages.”
To get counted, click the link here: https://hacklabfoundation.org/census/ to participate.
About the Foundation
The Hacklab Foundation is an international nonprofit organization headquartered in Ghana with focus on preparing the youth for future digital jobs through technology education and skills development. We achieve this through bootcamps, hackathons, mentorship and coaching, internships, digital skills training and job placement. Our footprints currently span across Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and India.
Since its inception in 2015, the foundation has directly impacted over 10,000 people, organized hackathons, robotics and coding bootcamps for kids between the ages of 7yrs – 13yrs, supported 500+ women in tech, 300+ youth were placed in jobs and 250+ youth were placed in internships. Through a partnership with IBM, the foundation launched the Ghana National Digital Skills Training Program in November 2018, with a goal to reach 100,000 people by 2021
The Foundation is known for its Annual Hacklab Hackathon hosted in Ghana which brings together 1000+ participants including developers, engineers, designers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, development partners and other stakeholders in technology to meet and discuss critical issues impacting the Global South, identify opportunities and develop tech-enabled solutions for emerging economies. With over 800+ developers at one venue, they compete and develop industry standard solutions to address identified challenges in 36 hours with support from industry professionals and seasoned experts.