BBD, a leading SA custom software development company today announced a significant founder sponsorship of a major software development skills incubator. The programme – ‘WeThinkCode’ aims to train up world-class software engineers from SA’s youth. The incubator is based on a revolutionary concept developed in France, which has been successful for a number of years already.
Peter Searle, BBD CEO explains that “with BBD’s track record spanning over 30 years and employing over 500 IT professionals, we are at the forefront of software engineering in South Africa. In addition to our core digital consulting, software and application development services, BBD has dedicated, in-house research and development that provides constant training, insight and guidance on the latest technology trends, tools and frameworks. BBD’s vision is now to become the leading custom software development company in the southern hemisphere. At BBD we know that the aptitude to be a programmer is not necessarily aligned to formal computer science training, and hence WeThinkCode’s unique and disruptive approach to identifying and training talent is for BBD a compelling proposition to support in our efforts to develop programming as a key skill in South Africa. BBD is a proud founding sponsor of WeThinkCode and our sponsorship is aligned to both our strategic need for additional programming skills and to our ongoing community based efforts to develop IT skills in South Africa.”