HPI d-school at UCT offers online Design Thinking workshop for students
The Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town (d-school) invites students registered at institutions of higher learning in South Africa to apply for its Semester 2 2021 online Foundation Programme in Design Thinking.
As a team based programme you will work on a real world challenge whilst being introduced to the key mindsets and practice of Design Thinking. You will learn how to work in multidisciplinary teams with students from other disciplines to develop innovative human centred solutions to a challenge that will be provided by one of our industry partners.
Botlhale AI is a Cape Town based startup that offers a Natural Language Processing Toolkit for African languages to help organisations and innovators build digital solutions in languages that people understand and trust. On Youth Day, Botlhale AI and Dado will be hosting 16 teams of developers from across the country for 76 hours, in commemoration of the 16 June 1976 Soweto Uprising against language restrictions in education. The theme of the hackathon “Disrupting monolingualism in digital spaces”. Teams will be challenged to come up with innovative multilingual digital solutions that can help solve some problems faced by South Africans. The solutions will be built on Botlhale AI’s Natural Language Processing Toolkit, so that the teams can leverage the power of AI in local languages.