SLinT is dedicated to empowering individuals within the Sierra Leonean tech community. Our TechTalk sessions bring together industry experts, thought leaders and enthusiasts to discuss the latest trends and challenges in the tech landscape. Through our mentorship programs, aspiring individuals are connected with experienced professionals who provide guidance and support. Our motivational sessions inspire and empower members and beneficiaries, fueling their passion and drive for success. We offer hybrid tech workshops where participants can gain hands-on experience and enhance their coding, data analysis, cybersecurity and digital skills etc. Additionally, SLinT provides networking opportunities for individuals to connect and collaborate with like-minded peers. Our career development programs equip participants with valuable tools, resources, mentorship, and skill-building opportunities to excel in their tech careers. Join SLinT in shaping the future of technology in our community!
Frequently Asked Questions
With the flexibility of this being a virtual event, individuals and businesses can participate remotely.
Yes, It is open to all. We encourage individuals and businesses not directly involved in Tech to attend and see how we can assist them in leveraging technology to develop new skills or to grow their businesses.
The main focus areas of the Hybrid Technology workshops include Cybersecurity, Hardware, Software Development, and Blockchain/AI/ML etc.. These workshops delve into specific domains, providing participants with valuable knowledge, practical skills, and insights into the latest advancements and trends in each area. Whether you are a beginner looking to explore these fields or an experienced professional seeking to expand your expertise, the workshops offer a platform for learning, collaboration, and networking with industry experts and peers.
The SLinT Mentorship program is open to all SLinT members and applications can be submitted by completing the Programs Application
Although we have a wide range of professionals in SLinT covering different niche areas in Computing Technology . However, this is based on the capacity and availability of the mentorship team. In Addition, we aim to focus our delivery on technologies that are needed in the current climate.
Yes, these workshops are available online and in person. Check our news and social media pages for posts about our programs.
There are no fees associated with our programs but some of our programs require membership registration. Please go to our Membership page to register.
Our training programs are to be delivered both self-paced and instructor-led training to meet the needs of everyone.
Recordings will be made available 48 -72 hours after the event on our YouTube Channel. Participants who have attended the events will be emailed with a link to view recordings, especially workshops in which they were involved in or expressed interest in.
Yes, once you have successfully completed our vetting process, with the right credentials you will be able to work with the respective team from SLinT to present or speak in the TechTalk series.
Electronic/Digital copies of resources developed from our diverse professionals. Our professionals themselves are a resource to tap into for their expert knowledge and guidance. How To guides: video recordings demonstrating skills in niche areas and/training videos, 1-2-1 support and/or sessions.
The “Empower Tech” is our technology motivational session and it’s held monthly. Specific dates and times will be announced to members and on our social media pages.
Students are encouraged and can participate in the mentorship program, as there are numerous benefits for students being mentees. Please go to our Membership page and register to participate.
Yes, this is where our website, chat application and WhatsApp groups are handy for individuals and businesses to network. Additionally, as a SLinT member, you can participate in our in-person networking events as well.
This program not only provides an opportunity to benefit from expert advice and guidance but also to develop and acquire new skills that can help individuals transition or seek new careers in tech and where possible collaborate and work with our wider partners as per reference.
Yes, this event is open to all and we encourage you to do so.
We plan for an hour or two the most but it depends on the program and activities.
Our workshops are pitched from beginners level and there will be support and guidance along your journey into tech.
Our membership service allows us to see members’ specific skill sets based on members skills profile which can then be used to narrow down areas in which members are able to mentor others. Complete our program application to participate.
Yes, you must be a SLinT member. Go to our membership page to apply for SLinT membership and complete our program application.
Our career development program is backed by a team of diverse technology professionals, enabling us to explore a wide range of topics in the field. Our coverage extends beyond software development and cybersecurity to encompass machine learning, artificial intelligence, and more. The possibilities are endless.
The possibility of achieving this depends on your current skill level. However, for beginners, we recommend seeking guidance from our mentorship team to make an informed decision and select a specific pathway that aligns with your goals in the field of technology. They will assist you on your journey into the world of Tech.
Both are catered for and encouraged as this not only demonstrates the ability to work with others, it will also highlight skills such as problem solving, time management, communication and An opportunity to self evaluate.
Yes, recordings of our programs will be shared on our social media pages and on our YouTube channel.
We aim to catch them young as a result we have set the age requirements at 16.
Yes we will make reasonable adjustments to ensure that this is the case and in cases where this is not possible, we will endeavor to provide alternative arrangements and/or options.
Expert Advice, walk through and demo, 1-2-1 and digital resources and/or content and exam voucher codes where possible.
SLinT’s Website, SLinT chat/messaging.
We aim to provide further details as to how we can provide the support above. However, we will be providing some form of stipend until we have decided on a sustainable scholarship or financial assistance scheme.
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