Bitfinex, a digital asset trading exchange, has partnered with Penguin Academy to sponsor a three-week introductory coding course for women in Paraguay. The bootcamp, which will run from 3rd to 24th May, 2023, will be held in Ciudad del Este and aims to empower women in tech. The course curriculum includes the fundamentals of Python coding, as well as blockchain, IoT, and robotics. Bitfinex’s support for the program demonstrates its commitment towards the use of technology to promote individual freedom across “underserved communities worldwide.” Claudia Lagorio, the Chief Operating Officer of Bitfinex, said, “We are delighted to collaborate with Penguin Academy to introduce this invaluable academic opportunity to women in Paraguay. The power of code is evident in Latin America where it can act as a powerful tool, especially in the hands of women who are then empowered to build and deploy novel solutions to benefit their communities.”
The course curriculum, created by Penguin Academy, will also include workshops in web development, robotics, and IoT, and students will benefit from networking opportunities. A five-day hackathon will end the bootcamp, with a demo day for the top three contenders, who will be awarded scholarships for the Plan B Summer School in Lugano, Switzerland. Bitfinex’s partnership with Penguin Academy marks the latest program aimed at promoting individual freedom and financial inclusion through technological innovation. Penguin Academy has run its coding bootcamp in Switzerland, Germany, Bulgaria, China, and the Philippines since its inception in 2012. The bootcamp landed in Paraguay in 2019, and over 2000 young people have been trained.