Re-Insurance

Partnership helps young learn to programme

  • Coding world: Jahde Eve, founder of Code441, which has partnered with Hamilton Insurance Group to help young people improve their digital literacy (Photograph supplied)
  • Coding world: Jahde Eve, founder of Code441, which has partnered with Hamilton Insurance Group to help young people improve their digital literacy (Photograph supplied)

Hamilton Insurance Group has partnered with Code441 to expand the opportunities for young people to learn about coding and computer programming.

Code441 is a non-profit group that organises an annual hackathon for Bermuda’s students, and works to “empower and equip young people with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in technology”.

Pina Albo, chief executive officer of Hamilton Insurance Group, said: “Our sponsorship of Code441 broadens the manner in which we can encourage Bermuda’s young people to become digitally literate.

“We want students to gain the skills they need to be competitive in today’s and tomorrow’s workforce, and these programmes are one way we can offer assistance in this regard.”

Hamilton already sponsors a coding programme in Bermuda’s public primary schools, run by technology incubator ConnecTech, that introduces students aged 9 to 12 to the basics of coding. The company’s first event with Code441 will be a hackathon next month for students aged 12 to 17. The event is on December 21, and will be held at Axa XL on Bermudiana Road.

Ms Albo said: “We’re delighted to partner with Jahde Eve, the founder of Code441, who is celebrating five years of organising hackathons for Bermuda’s students. We’re also appreciative of the registration and administration support being given by Coral Wells and her team at ConnecTech.”

While Mr Eve said: “I’m thankful for Hamilton’s support in providing Bermuda’s students with a hands-on programming experience. Code441’s hackathons have grown in popularity and one of my goals is to build in sustainability over the long haul. Having a partner moves me forward in achieving that goal.”

The hackathon will take place between 9am and 4.30pm and is free to attend. Students can register for the hackathon at www.code441.com or www.connectech.bm