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Baby Steps

Hello World!

We are excited to bring you the story of #CodeZone and unveil a dedicated website that we hope will be of greater advantage to our membership.

#CodeZone was started in 2015 by Tusiime Innocent Boub (Fixer) who had gone through the wrath of Structured Programming and Java in the previous year as a freshman in the School of Computing and Informatics Technology (SCIT), College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) at Makerere University.

It started as a simple WhatsApp group for freshmen at Makerere University with Computer Programming as a Course Unit in their various programs but a year later, it was expanded to include Mbarara University of Science and Technology programming students who were led by Samalie Piwan a contact Boub got from his cousin and former classmate of Piwan.
#CodeZone continued to spread out to other universities as members shared contacts of their peers in the programming drama. These universities included Uganda Martyrs University (UMU), Kampala International University (KIU), Uganda Christian University (UCU), Ndejje University, Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU), Mutesa I Royal University (MRU), Islamic University In Uganda (IUIU) and also took a leap to our neighbouring nation Kenya and we connected with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

Membership grew so fast that we decided to phase out all members that were in their second year and were not ready to mentor the freshmen new in the field as a means to get space for the newbies.
Fast Forward, in 2019, the group was filled and freshmen could not be served well in a pool of intermediate learners. We, therefore, opted to create a group for only freshmen to make sure the content shared is limited to their interests. #CodeZone Lite (now called #CodeZone Alpha) was born and is now half full already.

In the same year, we decided to change the logo eliminating all the University emblems to avoid future challenges with the Intellectual Property laws.

#CodeZone continues to survive on volunteer mentors who put aside their precious time to assist our membership in their future careers. We can not thank them enough.

Founding Voluteers:
1. Tusiime Boub (Founder) Tweet
2. Nsubuga Mike (Makerere University) Tweet
3. Nahabwe Edwin (MUST) Tweet
4. Alvin M Wanda (UCU)
5. Waiswa Philip (UTAMU) Tweet
6. Felix Twinomujuni (Bsc. Electrical Engineering – Makerere University)
7. Letowon Saitoti Abdi (Bsc. Computer Science – KIU) Tweet

This Website has been created to work as a repository of our key discussions on Social Media and other Code or Tech related articles from our members for the rest of the world today and for years to come to make use of.

We hope you enjoy your stay with us!

WhatsApp Groups: #CodeZone Alpha for Beginners | #CodeZone</> for Intermediate to Advanced

CodeZone Admin

3 thoughts on “Baby Steps”

  1. That Great Volunteering Team and the others who joined the cause later are the reason #CodeZone has had its success stories that are yet to be published.

    I’m glad we’re headed for greatness and won’t turn back till I witness that.

    Meanwhile, we’re still trying to get in touch with Nkumba University and a few others that haven’t gotten representation.
    Lira University is now on board and the members are excited to be part of the noble cause.

    Code your way to greatness!

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