Bulb Africa Fellowship Program 2022 for Young Tech Enthusiasts

Bulb Africa Fellowship Program 2022 for Young Tech Enthusiasts

Deadline: June 25, 2022

Applications are open for the Bulb Africa Fellowship Program 2022. The Fellowship at The Bulb is a 4–6-month training program for young tech enthusiasts across Africa.

The fellowship program offers a fulfilling experience for those looking to launch a career in tech. Intending participants simply need to pick a course, join a cohort, complete projects, and gain real experience via internships. Since its inception, the fellowship has offered in-demand courses providing core training to help tech enthusiasts launch careers in the following coding and non-coding tech fields:

Dot NET: Master the guidelines for developing a wide range of mobile or web-based applications on Android, iOS, and Linux. This 6-month course teaches:

  • Data structures and collections in C#
  • Object-oriented programming (OOP)
  • Asynchronous and IO programming
  • Generics, delegates, events, and lambdas
  • Language-Integrated Query (LINQ)
  • Automated testing with xUnit/NUnit
  • Database access with ADO.NET/EF Core
  • RESTful web services with ASP.NET Core Web API
  • Web applications with ASP.NET Core MVC/Razor Pages
  • Securing applications with ASP.NET Core Identity

JavaScript: Acquire the complete knowledge of one of the most sought-after programming languages in the world today to build mobile and desktop applications from scratch. In 6 months, you will learn and practice:

  • Modern JavaScript with ECMAScript2015+
  • Building and styling webpages with HTML and CSS
  • Adding webpage interactivity with JavaScript
  • Server-side programming with Node JS and ExpressJS
  • Working with databases, and ORMs
  • Automated testing with Mocha/Jest
  • Building user interfaces with React
  • Managing application state with Redux
  • Securing web applications

DevOps Engineering: Acquire skills that facilitate communication between developers and IT operators, ensuring that companies worldwide deliver software solutions faster in a stabilized operating environment. In 6 months, Fellows will learn about:

  • DevOps and the software development lifecycle
  • Cloud computing with AWS and Azure
  • LINUX administration and shell scripting
  • Continuous integration and deployment
  • Containerization with Docker
  • Container orchestration with Kubernetes
  • Configuration management tools
  • Infrastructure automation tools
  • Continuous monitoring tools

Product Design: Acquire the complete knowledge of one of the most sought-after skills in the world today to build and design mobile and desktop applications, websites, and more from scratch. Over the course of 4 months, you will learn:

  • Products, product design, and the product designer role
  • Design thinking and human-centered design
  • User research
  • User experience (UX) design
  • Information architecture (IA)
  • User interface (UI) design
  • Working with design tools
  • Prototyping and usability testing
  • Creating and managing a design portfolio
  • Stakeholder engagement

Product Management: Fast track your understanding of bringing new products to market, developing existing ones, and managing launch features at all stages of the product development lifecycle. This 4-month course covers:

  • Creating and identifying opportunities
  • Market research and competitor analysis
  • Product development lifecycle
  • Defining product vision and strategy
  • Building product roadmaps
  • Product development methodologies
  • Building a business model canvas
  • Product launch
  • Understanding metrics and analytics
  • Business communication / Stakeholder engagement

Data Analytics: Acquire complete knowledge of making sense of data by building algorithms and adopting diverse techniques to discover trends that may get lost in the mass of information. Become a data analyst in 4 months via intensive training in:

  • Extracting data from databases
  • Extracting data from APIs
  • Extracting data using web scraping tools
  • Data cleaning and wrangling
  • Python programming fundamentals
  • Exploratory data analysis with NumPy and Pandas
  • Asking the right questions from data
  • Data visualization with PowerBI/Tableau
  • Identifying trends in data
  • Building and evaluating predictive models

Quality Assurance Testing: Master global standards and procedures for ensuring the best products and services are released into the market. In 6 months, you will learn:

  • Software development life cycle
  • Software testing — fundamental concepts and terminology
  • Software testing — types, hierarchy, and principles
  • Test documentation deep dive
  • Automated testing deep dive
  • API testing with Postman
  • Performance testing with JMeter
  • Web application testing with Selenium

Benefits

  • Gain access to on-call tech professionals and lifelong support and opportunities through friendships that may evolve into professional connections.
  • Develop high-demand skills in the tech industry by completing group projects and working with fellows to develop valuable products.
  • Enroll in a fellowship program that simultaneously grooms and caters to you. Receive monthly stipends for your efforts as you build your tech career.
  • Focus on acquiring all skills you need until you are hired without paying tuition. The Bulb’s tuition payment plan allows you to pay when you graduate and find a job. Alternatively, you can choose to pay upfront.
  • Put your skills to use and get a head start in your career with access to internship opportunities via partner organizations.

Eligibility

  • You must be a dedicated tech enthusiast.
  • You are between the ages of 18 and 35.
  • You must have a minimum of a university degree certificate.
  • You must have an NYSC discharge certificate.
  • You must have at least two guarantors, one relative and one non-relative.

Application

The application process is as follows:

  • Fill in the required information and submit your application.
  • Receive a home study guide to prepare for the technical assessment.
  • Pass the technical assessment.
  • Pass the aptitude test.
  • Get invited for an interview.
  • Get a conditional admission.
  • Fill in your biodata form and submit mandatory documents.
  • Get an unconditional admission.
  • Receive your laptop and start training.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Bulb Africa Fellowship.

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