DRONES SPICE UP WEEK 2 OF THE BOOT-CAMP !
Ever wondered how drones are programmed?
Last week we concluded the second week of our coding boot camp and our students had the privilege to be visited by iDrones Services Director Thomas Subi.Mr Subi shared ideas for expanding the tech industry in Zambia focusing on drones.
Drones are believed have been in existence since the establishment of the aviation industry .However,they have been mainly used for military purposes.On the other hand,technology has slowly become the centre of the world's economy and the drone industry has had its role to play.
In Zambia, drones were are mostly known for great aerial shots in a music videos,movies and commercials.
Today, they are used in various sectors of the economy and Mr Subi lecturered our students on how they have contributred to the green economy movement .
He explained that drones have helped both small scale and large scale farmers improve their crop management.
Whilst explaining, he gave the students an opportunity to take a look at the latest drone fitted with a multi spectra camera for crop analysis.
Moving to the copperbelt, our ongoing recruitment of coders has continued to progress well .We have so far launched innovators clubs at 3 schools with the latest being Fatima girls secondary school where we has a number of girls proving to the world that they can code.We expect to launch more innovators'clubs in more schools in the coming weeks.
We will keep you posted .Remember, "everyone should learn how to code," -Steve Jobs.