CT-SPIN #110: Why should parents learn how to code

Wine Sponsor

Polymorph Systems

About the talk

As parents we all read to our children from a young age and encourage them to write. We do not expect them to become journalists or write books, but we know that these skills are a pathway to their productivity and prosperity. For me it’s the same with coding. I will be using my journey on how I learned to code and the benefits to my children and society.

About the speaker

Baratang Miya

Baratang Miya is a Businesswoman, and a Mother championing and dedicated to using technology to advances youth, mainly girls, to lead healthy and productive lives. She is the manager of TheBarn Khayelitsha.  She also serves on the board of Silicon Cape. She spends her Saturdays teaching girls how to Create Apps and build Websites at GirlHYPE, the NGO she formed in 2004 to encourage girls to enter STEM careers.


Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 18h15
Bandwidth Barn,
3rd Floor,
Block B,
Woodstock Exchange,
66-68 Albert Road,

Enter  from Williams St (around the back) which is closer to the lift/stairs. Their offices are in the corner of the building by Williams and Station St. There is parking on Station St and Williams St around the venue. Dial 300 on the intercom if the door isn’t open.


Anyone is free to attend. Please RSVP via Meetup.


18:15 Welcoming and Introduction – Herve Bagalwa
18:25 Why should parents learn how to code –  Baratang Miya
19:25 Closing and Thanks – Herve Bagalwa
19:30 Networking & Discussion