ShapeShifter

Learn how to code, for free! Meet WeThinkCode_’s Arlene Mulder...

We’ve got very cool students… we’ve got rappers, models…

Arlene Mulder, WeThinkCode_

We find only the top 1%... We would miss out… if we didn’t provide free education…

Arlene Mulder, WeThinkCode_

Students do internships during their studies… You have a clear path to employment, and a job at the end.

Arlene Mulder, WeThinkCode_

Arlene Mulder, a former investment banker, quit the finance world to create a tech firm that aims to revolutionise education and produce top talent.

Mulder cofounded WeThinkCode_, an “education institute” that teaches students to solve problems using coding.

Anyone between the ages of 17 and 35 years old may apply, no matric required!

Applicants, if selected, get a tuition-free two-year programming course.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Mulder for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

I wanted to do something bigger, with a big impact.

Arlene Mulder, WeThinkCode_

I started [learning to code] in high school.

Arlene Mulder, WeThinkCode_

It’s not about the coding language. It’s about learning how to learn.

Arlene Mulder, WeThinkCode_

[Coding] is extremely creative.

Arlene Mulder, WeThinkCode_

Our customers are corporates… Every company out there needs people to develop apps…

Arlene Mulder, WeThinkCode_

We have kids as young as five years old learning how to code!

Arlene Mulder, WeThinkCode_

A lot of kids start with gaming…

Arlene Mulder, WeThinkCode_

You learn to solve problems [when playing Minecraft].

Arlene Mulder, WeThinkCode_

We have amazing talent here [South Africa], but the problem is that it’s not at scale.

Arlene Mulder, WeThinkCode_

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