There are internships and then there is the
KRS Internship Bootcamp.
One of the most highly sought after learning programmes in South Africa, KRS
attracts a strong field of candidates who are looking for a long-term future in software development.
As always, participants are from across the country, but this year we also hosted students from Cape Town,
Bloemfontein, Mpumalanga, as well as Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Under Alain King’s watchful eye, our projects are run according to Agile principles with students learning
about Scrum, Extreme Programming, Test-driven development (TDD), Databases, Domain driven design (DDD),
work a full day, five days a week for seven weeks.
The 2018 intake was particularly exceptional, with all passing students being placed in businesses post
their graduation. We gain an enormous amount of energy and enthusiasm, as well as insights, from all of
these young minds. While everyone agreed it is an intense period, it is was also a fun and enjoyable experience,
with significant practical learning, best summed up by one of the students remarking: “Happiness comes
from achieving challenging goals. I realised this in the KRS internship”.