The celebrations continue!

Last week marked another momentous occasion for us, the graduation of our Urfa cohort.

After six months of hardwork and dedication, a group of 30 students, a mix of Syrian refugees and Turkish youth, graduated the Re:Coded Android Bootcamp, with the ability to call themselves developers. And this, just like our Erbil graduation, wouldn’t have been possible without the continuous support from people like you.

Our Fellows spent the last few months developing several amazing apps, from a tool to aid and support refugees with Beyond Refuge to an application that helps students apply to a variety of scholarships in Turkey.

So, what's next?

Two weeks ago, we launched our first bootcamp in Istanbul. This has been a dream in the making for the team over the past year.

We have a cohort of 34 students who are beginning their journey towards becoming not only great developers, but leaders and friends. 

Our students are in the early stages of our bootcamp, but will soon be taking on client projects, and building their own prototypes.

Earlier in the month, we hosted Tarry Singh, Founder of DeepKapha.AI and a AI Neuroscience Researcher.

Today, Deep Learning is being dramatically adopted and you can find it in all walks of life - from object detection, speech recognition, machine translation, autonomous vehicles, face detection - such as unlocking your iPhoneX to even more profound tasks such as crime detection and prevention.
— Tarry Singh

We host regular Speaker Sessions, so if you, or anyone you know, may be interested in sharing your knowledge with our fellows, drop us a message. If you’d like to attend future Speaker Sessions, let us know here, and make sure to follow @recodedofficial for regular updates.

#ReCodedFellows: Yusef Issa Basha

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“Hi my name is Yusef, and I'm originally from Aleppo, Syria. Before moving to Istanbul, I was studying telecommunication engineering at Aleppo University for two-years, and then came to Istanbul to try and continue my studies as an engineer. I started to get interested in programming and coding, as I’ve always been amazed by computers, and technology and was always curious on how such things were built, and how they worked. In Istanbul, I’m a volunteer at a UnitedWork, a Dutch organisation, that helps Syrian refugees find employment here in Turkey. I hope to become an Android Developer, and maybe begin my career as a freelancer to try and improve my financial life. I’ve enjoyed the Re:Coded bootcamp, as its let me build a good community, and make new connections with people.”

If you're interested in becoming a #ReCodedFellow, sign up be one of the first to know about our next boocamp. Register here.

To our supporters,

To our supporters,

Last week marked the graduation of our Erbil cohort.
So, we wanted to thank you for supporting us. 

Over the last 5 months, these incredible youth have not only become great developers, they've become great leaders and friends. We have no doubt that these fellows will be the next tech leaders of Iraq - helping to build the tech ecosystem and digitizing the country.

Meet Abdullah, one of our Re:Coded Fellows!

My name is Abdullah. I was born and raised in Al-Hasakah in Syria. After finishing high school I moved to Deir ez-Zor to study Mathematics before moving to Damascus where I studied to become a teacher at the University of Damascus. I am now learning to code as a Re:Coded fellow and also volunteer for NGOs where I support children with special needs and those who have lost their parents in the war.