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.
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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