Low-code software development platforms are picking up speed in the broader computer programming space, offering a visual user interface that lets developers of any experience level create an app without writing the code directly.

In an upcoming webinar on April 29, software engineers, tech professionals and business executives can see how the low-code model is being implemented practically at global insurance giant Humana.

The free webinar is hosted by Cloud Development Resources and OutSystems, which will donate $50 to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina for each person who RSVPs and attends the webinar. Though the companies are not based in North Carolina, they still wanted to engage the state’s tech community.

“The North Carolina market is very important to us as we know it is a hotbed of technology and growing at a rapid pace,” says Cloud Development Resources VP of Marketing Cathy Caulfield. “We picked the Food Bank because we wanted something local to the NC community and we knew the great work that the Food Bank was doing.”

Cloud Development Resources typically hosts low-code events in person, but the company is using the money saved on travel, venue space and food/beverages to give back to the food bank during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The webinar will kick off at 8:30 a.m. on April 29 with a video from the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Representatives from Cloud Development Resources and OutSystems will also provide an overview of the opportunities offered through low-code development.

Then Bruce Buttles, digital channels director at Humana, will share how low-code technology is being used to improve the company’s business operations. Participants will also learn how to build a low-code app in 15 minutes. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A.

Organizers are expecting around 75 virtual attendees. While anyone interested in low-code technology is welcome, Caulfield says the content is particularly geared towards application development managers, CIOs, CTOs and IT managers, educating them on how low-code can be used to innovate their business operations.

This information might be useful to local executives as the low-code market continues heating up. According to MarketsandMarkets Research, the market is slated to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 28.1% in the next five years, from $13.2 billion in 2020 to $45.5 billion in 2025.

Low-code adoption is also expanding fast. Gartner estimates that low-code development will account for more than 65% of all application development activity by 2024.

Registration to the low-code technology webinar is free, available here.