Sunday, April 3, 2016
DC’s MOAA Hosts African Diaspora Coding Academy’s Graduation Ceremony
On March 26, 2016, the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs hosted a graduation ceremony for 32 participants who have successfully completed EKO’s web development training.
EKO | African Diaspora Coding Academy is a program developed in partnership with Coders4Africa (C4A), the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO), and DCHR’s Center for Learning and Development to provide greater access to free coding classes, software design and application development to 120 African-born population in the District.
During the event, each of the 32 participants received a certificate of completion signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser. The ceremony was highlighted by the presentation of final projects to the audience, which included Archana Vemulapalli, Director of the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, who gave congratulatory remarks to the participants. Lafayette Barnes, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Partnerships and Grants Services, Nicole Cook, Associate Director of DCHR’s Center for Learning & Development and members of the DC Commission on African Affairs were among the attendees of the event. Please join the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs in congratulating all the participants of the EKO | African Diaspora Coding Academy.