THE RE:CODED EFFECT
HOW OUR APPROACH IS PREPARING REFUGEES AND UNDERSERVED YOUTH FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK
We identify people with AN 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 an aptitude for coding.
In our 6-month bootcamp, students gain the technical and team skills needed to work as front-end or mobile developers in the best companies locally or abroad. They also find a new community who support them and push them to thrive in the tech sector.
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 OF OUR ALUMNI
Ali works 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 is the CTO of Taqadam, a social enterprise based in Lebanon that connects AI & machine learning companies that spend 80% of their work on image validation with refugees looking for part-time work. Wisam found this opportunity by working with Taqadam as part of the client project. The bootcamp enabled Wisam to finally pursue his dream of working as a developer.
Mohammad now works as an Android Developer for Indigo, an advertising agency in Sulimaniyah in Northern Iraq. Mohammad graduated from Re:Coded in 2018 saying, “one of the biggest lessons I learnt from the bootcamp is that continuous learning is absolutely essential for developers.” He is excited to put his coding skills to use and plans to build and share more Android apps on Google Play Store for his community.
Samiha moved to Iraq in 2013 from Damascus. After graduating from Re:Coded in 2018, Samiha wanted to share her passion for code with others and got a job as a Teaching Assistant in the Computer Science Department of Ishik University. She is also using her new coding skills to work as a freelance Android Developer for Algo. Post bootcamp, her income tripled - enabling her family to move to Erbil.
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.