In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, AI training holds immense relevance due to its transformative potential across various industries. The emergence of tools like GitHub Copilot amplifies the significance of AI training by democratizing software development. By leveraging advanced machine learning algorithms, Copilot empowers developers to build complete solutions efficiently even without extensive programming expertise thereby accelerating innovation and streamlining the development process in an increasingly AI-driven world.

It is against this background that AFRALTI and AITHATMATTERS are partnering to leverage the power of AI to create opportunities for youth in Africa.


Upon registering for the program, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Free GitHub Co-Pilot licenses
  • Market linkage for online web development work for successful graduates
  • Access to mentorship sessions


The training will be conducted through a virtual instructor-led model incorporating class discussions, hands-on activities, daily assignments and quizzes.


Module 1: Introduction to VSCode Code Editor

  • Explore the features and functionalities of the VSCode code editor.
  • Learn how to customize settings and install extensions for optimal development workflow.


Module 2: GitHub Essentials

  • Repository management: Understand how to create, clone, and manage repositories on GitHub.

GitHub workflows: Master branching strategies, making commits, and creating pull requests.

  • Collaboration tools: Utilize issues, discussions, notifications, and subscriptions for effective teamwork.


Module 3: AI Fundamentals for Web Development

  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence: Understand the basics of AI, MD, DL.
  • AI Applications in Web Development: Personalization, Recommendation systems, and NLP
  • Integrating AI into Web Applications: Learn how to leverage AI-powered APIs and libraries to enhance web applications with intelligent features.
  • Ethical Considerations: Privacy, bias, and transparency.


Module 4: Leveraging GitHub Copilot for JavaScript

  • Set up and enable the GitHub Copilot extension in Visual Studio Code.
  • Learn to craft prompts that generate useful suggestions from GitHub Copilot.
  • Apply GitHub Copilot to enhance JavaScript projects by leveraging its AI capabilities.


Module 5: Leveraging GitHub Copilot for Python

  • Enable the GitHub Copilot extension in Visual Studio Code.
  • Practice crafting prompts to generate helpful suggestions from GitHub Copilot.
  • Utilize GitHub Copilot to enhance Python projects with its AI-driven assistance.


Module 6: Frontend Web Development Essentials

  • Master the fundamentals of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Explore advanced topics like React for building dynamic and interactive user interfaces.


Module 7: Backend Web Development with Flask

  • Python Core: Dive into essential Python concepts and syntax through a crash course.
  • Python virtual environments: Learn to set up and manage isolated Python environments for dependency management.
  • Flask Core: Understand routes, view functions, template rendering, and working with user input.
  • Flask-SQLAlchemy: Explore database management with Flask-SQLAlchemy, including database operations and ORM usage for efficient data handling.


Module 8: Working with APIs

  • APIs in web development.
  • Learn how to consume APIs to retrieve data from external sources.
  • Explore RESTful API design principles and best practices.
  • Implement API requests using JavaScript (fetch API) or Python (requests library).


Module 9: Responsive Web Design

  • Create websites that adapt and respond to various screen sizes and devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
  • Explore CSS media queries and other techniques for designing flexible and fluid layouts.


Module 10: Secure Web Development Practices

  • Common security threats and vulnerabilities in web applications.
  • Implement secure coding practices to mitigate risks such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), and cross-site request forgery (CSRF).
  • Explore techniques for data validation, input sanitization, and output encoding to prevent security breaches.


The program is aimed at youth with background in ICT who have a passion for application development.

TBA5-30th August 2024 (4 Weeks) (5pm to 7pm EAT)Online Instructor-led Training
Use this form to request for the program, select Application of AI in Web Development in the course name, fill in the all the fields respectively for early processing.