What are the career opportunities – What is it like to be a programmer in Kampala? (Part 11)
What are the career opportunities?
Are there enough opportunities? Many of the programmers I spoke to think so….but the opportunities are only now starting to emerge. Most everyone I interviewed believed the sector would get better.
At the same time, many young programmers have been looking for jobs and mention that there are few to be had. Some had sent lots of resumes to companies without getting a response or phone call. Bukoto St., otherwise the Silicon Valley of Uganda, is where a lot of the young people would like to work. They know that working with companies, and real world projects, is the best way to show their talent.
In 5 Years
The only thing I wanted to hear. Most of the programmers I spoke to want to start their own company!