New Year Updates

We've got the start of our Istanbul Bootcamp (details below), graduation & demo day for our fellows in Erbil, our Urfa Fellows are now beginning their client projects and that's just this upcoming month. Read what we're up to below!

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Updates from Turkey

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Though applications have now closed, we're in the process of launching our Istanbul Bootcamp! Keep an eye on this space for more updates as we welcome our next cohort of fellows!


This month our Urfa fellows finished their coding curriculum and started their client projects! During this phase Re:Coded will turn into a mini dev shop and fellows will work in teams of four to develop prototype Android applications for startups and companies worldwide. This will enable our fellows to get practice working in an agile environment, build up their portfolio and come out of our bootcamp with the skills to work in a real dev team! To kick off the projects, our students had a 4 day UX/UI workshop with Sabri Ayeş on mobile design. Stay tuned to see the beautiful applications that they create over the next couple of months.


On January 11, Re:Coded also hosted Ms. Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Turkey at our bootcamp in Sanliurfa. During the visit, one of our incredible fellows, Ibrahim Toprak demoed his music application.

Updates from Iraq

This month four members of the Re:Coded family were in Amman, Jordan to participate in MIT’s Refugee Learning Accelerator, which supports engineers from the Middle East to create educational technologies for refugee learners. Among the participants were two Re:Coded staff members - Noor and Shereen! Noor protoyped their creations on behalf of their team during the week long design thinking workshop before pitching their solution to a panel of judges. The most promising projects coming out of this phase will be deployed with NGO partners along with funding and mentorship from technical experts.


On February 24th, we will be hosting Demo Day at TechHub Erbil to showcase the client projects our fellows have been working on over the past 8 weeks. Check out their projects below, and if you’re interested in attending, let us know!


Looking for an intern for your startup or company?

We want our graduates to begin their career with real-life experience working as a junior Android developer for you! If you're hiring, please get in touch with us and we can send you more details.

#ReCodedFellows: Ismail Youssef

"My name is Ismail. I was born in Zenitja in Bosnia in 1996 to an Egyptian father and an Albanian mother. I lived in Bosnia for the first 10 years of my life before moving to Egypt. After the uprising in Egypt, we moved to Urfa in Turkey where I now study Electrical Engineering. I became interested in coding because of my studies and I see this as learning a new language (I already speak five languages). I really like coding because I can create something myself. I want to be able to code fluently after the bootcamp. I’ve already learned how to make a useful application that can be used on daily basis. I learned how to connect my application to internet and how to add a news section to my apps from big websites such as The Guardian etc. I love working in groups and being a member of a team and I’m also looking forward to learn more about soft skills in the Re:Coded Bootcamp! I really enjoy the different way of teaching compared to University."

Re:Coded In The News

Rana Freifer, Wamda

"Teaching coding to young refugees will generate job opportunities to thousands"

In case you missed it, Gabe Jackson our former trainer at Iraq Re:Coded spoke about his experience for WeWork. Click here for a read.