Bulb Africa Fellowship Program 2022 for Young Tech Enthusiasts

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Deadline: June 25, 2022

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

The Fellowship Program provides a rewarding experience for those looking to launch a career in technology. Prospective participants simply need to choose a course, join a cohort, complete projects, and gain real experience through internships. Since its inception, the Fellowship has offered on-demand courses providing foundational training to help tech enthusiasts launch careers in the following coding and non-coding technology fields:

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

  • Data Structures and Collections in C#
  • Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Asynchronous programming and IO
  • Generics, delegates, events and lambdas
  • Language-Integrated Query (LINQ)
  • Automated tests with xUnit/NUnit
  • Database Access with ADO.NET/EF Core
  • RESTful Web Services with ASP.NET Core Web API
  • Web apps with ASP.NET Core MVC/Razor Pages
  • Securing apps with ASP.NET Core Identity

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

  • Modern JavaScript with ECMAScript2015+
  • Create and style web pages with HTML and CSS
  • Adding web page interactivity with JavaScript
  • Server-side programming with Node JS and ExpressJS
  • Working with databases and ORMs
  • Automated testing with Mocha/Jest
  • Create user interfaces with React
  • Manage Application State with Redux
  • Securing web applications

DevOps Engineering: Acquire skills that facilitate communication between developers and IT operators, ensuring that companies around the world deliver software solutions faster in a stabilized operating environment. In 6 months, scholarship holders will discover:

  • 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: Gain comprehensive knowledge of one of the most sought-after skills in the world today to build and design mobile and desktop apps, websites, and more. During 4 months, you will learn:

  • Products, product design and the role of product designer
  • Design thinking and human-centered design
  • User search
  • User Experience (UX) Design
  • Information Architecture (IA)
  • User Interface (UI) Design
  • Work with design tools
  • Prototyping and usability testing
  • Creation and management of a design portfolio
  • Stakeholder engagement

Product management: Accelerate your understanding of bringing new products to market, developing existing products, and managing release features through all stages of the product development lifecycle. This 4-month training covers:

  • Create and identify opportunities
  • Market research and competition analysis
  • Product Development Life Cycle
  • Definition of product vision and strategy
  • Build product roadmaps
  • Product development methodologies
  • Build a business model canvas
  • Product launch
  • Understand metrics and analytics
  • Corporate Communication / Stakeholder Engagement

Data analysis: Acquire comprehensive knowledge of data understanding by creating algorithms and adopting various techniques to uncover patterns that can get lost in the mass of information. Become a data analyst in 4 months through intensive training in:

  • Extract data from databases
  • Extracting data from APIs
  • Data extraction using web scraping tools
  • Data cleaning and processing
  • Fundamentals of Python Programming
  • Exploratory data analysis with NumPy and Pandas
  • Asking the right questions from the data
  • Data Visualization with PowerBI/Tableau
  • Identify trends in data
  • Build and evaluate predictive models

Quality assurance testing: Master global standards and procedures to ensure the best products and services are brought to market. In 6 months, you will learn:

  • Software development life cycle
  • Software testing — fundamental concepts and terminology
  • Software testing — types, hierarchy, and principles
  • In-depth analysis of test documentation
  • In-depth analysis of automated tests
  • Testing the API with Postman
  • Performance tests with JMeter
  • Web Application Testing with Selenium

Advantages

  • Access on-call technology professionals and lifelong support and opportunity through friendships that can grow into professional relationships.
  • Develop skills in high demand in the tech industry by completing group projects and working with fellows to develop valuable products.
  • Enroll in a scholarship program that simultaneously prepares and satisfies you. Receive monthly stipends for your efforts as you build your tech career.
  • Focus on learning all the skills you need until you get hired without paying tuition. 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 good use and get a head start in your career by accessing internship opportunities through partner organisations.

Eligibility

  • You must be a tech enthusiast.
  • You are between 18 and 35 years old.
  • You must have at least a university degree.
  • You must have a NYSC clearance certificate.
  • You must have at least two guarantors, a parent and a non-parent.

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 evaluation.
  • Take the aptitude test.
  • Get invited to an interview.
  • Obtain conditional admission.
  • Complete your biographical data form and submit the required documents.
  • Get unconditional admission.
  • Receive your laptop and start training.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Bulb Africa Scholarship.

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