At Re:Coded we believe...


In the Power of Education

We believe that learning is a lifelong pursuit, the doors of which should be closed to no-one. Given access to higher education isn't guaranteed in conflict affected countries, we decided to empower our fellows with a skill-set that enables people to transcend geographic boundaries and work in the digital economy; a skill-set that enables people to progress professionally and one that enables people to earn globally and spend locally - coding!


The most powerful learning comes from doing

We believe deeply that our students shouldn't just learn theory, they should gain real world experience. So we focus on preparing them for the real world. For the last eight weeks of our bootcamps, students work as apprentices with startups and companies worldwide. During this time, they are expected to develop an MVP of a mobile app or website in an agile environment.


We need to prepare students for the skills of tomorrow

History shows us that the top in-demand jobs of 2030 don't yet exist. As such, we need to start building talent today for the jobs of tomorrow. Ultimately, we aim to build a network of people across the Middle East dedicated to developing technology to solve humanity’s most challenging problems.

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We started Re:Coded because we believe that young people affected by war should have the opportunity to enter the digital economy. With millions displaced in Syria, Iraq, and Turkey, job opportunities are  sparse and primarily in the informal sector, where the pay is low and exploitation is high. That is particularly concerning for young men and women with a university degree and a dream of a better tomorrow.

But we didn't just start Re:Coded only because we wanted to teach conflict-affected youth how to code and help them find jobs. We did it because we believe they can become leaders in their communities. And that, is the most powerful multiplier effect. As war-shattered economies start to get back on their feet, we want to train the generation that will drive these countries forward through technology.

- Ali and Marcello, Re:Coded Co-Founders

Alexandra Clare
Co-Founder & CEO

Samer Kanou
Finance Manager

Allan Saleh
Iraq Coding Instructor

Asma Dogramaci
Community Assistant

Eman Malo
Finance Assistant

Brit Hemming
Interim Technical Education Director

Marcello Bonatto
Co-Founder & COO

Zain Awan
Growth and Operations Manager

Jessica Francis
Communications Officer

Khadijah Abdul Nabi
Marketing Coordinator


Rayan Mosqueda
House Assistant

Mujtaba Al-Tameemi
Instructor Fellow, Turkey


Mohamed Alaoudi
Program Manager, Yemen

Jaime Mikush
Turkey Program Manager

Hala Rahmany
Kids Coding Instructor

Wisam Naji
Iraq Coding Instructor

Bestun Gardi
House Assistant


Maher Alaqil
Yemen Coding Instructor

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Tabarek Ayad
Project Coordinator, Baghdad

Communications Intern


Re:Coded is seeking a Communications Intern that can thrive in a startup environment. Applicants should be detail-oriented, enrolled students with a strong interest in media and communications, technology and social impact. 

Finance & administrative Assistant


(Turkish Nationals Only)

Re:Coded is seeking a Finance and Administrative Assistant to support day-to-day activities and operations in Turkey. You will be responsible for a full range of cash management duties, bookkeeping, vendor payment processing, receipt of collection and the reconciliation of financial transaction. The scope of the position includes but is not limited to assisting with entering local transactions in accounting software, running monthly reports, monitoring receivables and payables, preparing documents for financial reporting and audit, as well as procuring goods and services. This position will also be responsible for coordinating day-to-day operations in the office, which includes coordinating events and travel arrangements (both internally and externally), office scheduling, and other administrative tasks as required.

Project Coordinator


Re:Coded is seeking an individual with strong communication and organisational skills to support a new digital skills training program for women in the Ninewa Governorate. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating program logistics, supporting trainers, liaising with program partners and other stakeholders, engaging the local business community, and providing career and life coaching to participants. The position will be based in Qaraqosh, with travel to Erbil.

Web Development Fellowship

Are you a software engineer who wants an amazing work sabbatical? Have you just finished a coding bootcamp and want to put your new skills to use by teaching others? Re:Coded is looking for a Web Developer Instructor who LOVES TEACHING and wants to come to one of our bootcamp locations to help co-teach.


Don’t see something that fits?

We'd love to hear from you to chat about how you might fit into our growing teams!


We're looking for experts, startup founders, developers and talented individuals to share their expertise and support us in growing the tech and entrepreneurial ecosystems in Iraq and Turkey. 

If you're interested in mentoring a budding developer or entrepreneur over Skype or in-person then please fill out this form. 

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