Kodea is a foundation created by innovation, education, and technology professionals, who are committed to meaningful work. Kodea is a young, ambitious initiative that takes a multidimensional and inclusive approach in its commitment to generating profound changes in the reality of the country’s IT and human capital – ensuring the inclusion of women and other minorities.
Chile needs more talents for the digital world, creative minds that develop technology and build Chile of the future. In order to identify and visualize them, Los Creadores is born, the first National Digital Talent Award, an unpublished initiative organized by the Kodea Foundation, El Mercurio, TVN and Regional Media.
The Creators, will award children and young people between 6th grade basic and 4th grade, who postulate projects that create a solution to make life easier, simpler, more fun or improve their environment, with the key support of technology in their implementation.
A digital talent is one that was born in the digital age, that we are living, uses technology, to generate some impact and leave a mark, so all students in the sixth grade basic to middle class up to 19 years old throughout Chile , can participate in The Creators and be part of the circle of digital talent of our country.
Women Programmers is a co-financed program for Software Programming courses awarded by the Kodea Foundation with DuocUC, thanks to the funding of the CORFO Human Capital Grants in 2016 and of J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation in 2017, within the framework of an inclusion strategy for the information technology (IT) sector, which seeks to attract women to the digital world.
It is a pioneering work-retraining initiative in the Chilean IT industry, which started with a pilot in 2016 and has generated interest in studying programming and joining the technology industry in more than 1700 women.
The Women Programmers program has a country vision; it contributes to solve Chile’s need for qualified human capital for this key sector- with all the feminine potential- which it’s an input from the productive area for their families and also for the country.
The course includes classes with modules of technical knowledge in JAVA programming languages and .NET and a labor intermediation program that provides non-cognitive skills coaching; a technological tour to companies of the sector and mentoring, process through which connects graduated students with the companies of the IT industry.
María Inés Varas,
Marco Antonio Zúñiga,