THE RE:CODED EFFECT
HOW OUR APPROACH IS CHANGING THE LIVES OF REFUGEES AND UNDERSERVED YOUTH
We identify people with aptitude for coding, train them, expose them to real-life projects, and then help place them in tech jobs
We run a rigorous four phase selection process (application, coding challenge and two interviews) to identify youth between 17-30 years of age who are highly motivated and have aptitude for coding.
A 5-month training program in mobile or web development where students learn by doing. They also receive training in business communication, teamwork, UX/UI Design, and project management.
Our graduates find employment as developers, interns, trainers and freelancers. Some also take steps to start their own tech companies. But more importantly, they become leaders in their communities.
MEET SOME OUR ALUMNI
Ali graduated from Re:Coded's bootcamp in February 2018 and is now working as an Android developer at EarthLink Telecom, the largest internet service provider in Iraq. Ali loves to code and has always dreamed of working as an Android developer. He said that Re:Coded's bootcamp gave him the foundation and confidence he needed to finally launch his career as a developer. “I learnt new things about Android development and how to do things using best practices.”
Wisam graduated from Re:Coded’s bootcamp in February 2018. During the bootcamp, Wisam worked on a client project with Taqadam, a social enterprise based in Lebanon that connects AI & machine learning companies that spend 80% of their work on image validation with refugees in Lebanon looking for part-time work. The client was so impressed with Wisam’s skills, he is now working as Taqadam’s Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder. Taqadam is now part of the Dubai Future Accelerator.
Mohammad graduated from Re:Coded's bootcamp in February 2018 and is now working as an Android Developer for Indigo, an advertising agency in Sulimaniyah in Northern Iraq. Mohammad said, “one of the biggest lessons I learnt from the bootcamp is that continuous learning is absolutely essential for developers.” He is excited to be putting his coding skills to use and plans to build and share more Android apps on Google Play Store for his community.
Samiha is originally from Damascus and moved to Iraq in 2013. Samiha graduated from Re:Coded's bootcamp in February 2018. After graduating, Samiha wanted to share her passion for code with others and got a job as a Teaching Assistant in the Computer Science Department at Ishik University. She is also using her new coding skills to work as a freelance Android Developer for Algo in the US. Her employment enabled her and her family to move to Erbil, as Samiha originally had to travel one and a half hours each day to and from the bootcamp.
Projects Made with Love
Our students never cease to amaze us. During the last 8 weeks of our bootcamp, Re:Coded turns into a mini-dev shop and students work for clients worldwide to build MVPs in an agile environment.