We Believe...



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.


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! 



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

Allan Saleh
Coding Instructor, Iraq

Marcello Bonatto
Co-Founder & COO

Jessica Francis
Communications Coordinator

Zahra Shah
Country Manager, Iraq

Ehsan Ibrahim
Program Assistant, Iraq


If you have a passion for tech, startups, and helping refugees: consider joining the incredible Re:Coded team. We also have some amazing volunteering opportunities below. If nothing on the list sounds like you, get in touch and we’ll make sure to keep you posted as new roles open up.



Reporting to and working closely with the Re:Coded leadership team, the Development Associate will help to develop and grow Re:Coded’s fundraising income from corporates and development agencies to support the organization’s ambition for growth. With Re:Coded in the process of doubling its programming and staff in 2019, this position is an opportunity for a results-oriented, entrepreneurial fundraising professional to help us dramatically scale as we enter this stage of pivotal growth.


Project Coordinator


Re:Coded is seeking an individual with strong communication and organisational skills to work closely with the Country Manager and oversee our operations in Baghdad, Iraq. The Project Coordinator is someone who is passionate about building a tech and entrepreneurial community, is well connected in Baghdad with local businesses, developers, entrepreneurs and freelancers, and is passionate about helping others enter the tech sector. S/he will be responsible for keeping all administrative tasks in order, supporting with the day-to-day of our activities and organising events and workshops.


Program Manager


Re:Coded is seeking an individual with entrepreneurial instincts and management experience to oversee our operations in Turkey. The Program Manager is someone who is passionate about leveraging technology and entrepreneurship to create purposeful work opportunities for conflict-affected and underserved communities. S/he will be responsible for overseeing a portfolio that includes coding bootcamps, events, and entrepreneurship activities in at least two cities in Turkey. The Program Manager will manage a small team and play a pivotal role in donor relations, partnerships, fundraising and visibility for the organization. The Program Manager will be based in Istanbul with frequent travel to other cities in Turkey and abroad.


We are looking for a Web Developer Instructor who LOVES TEACHING. The goal of any instructor is to drive learning outcomes and inspire students with passion, wisdom, positivity, and humor. They show students how to love what they do, and how to better love who they are. In addition to being a natural teacher, you have proven experience working with Javascript or any other dynamically typed language. 

The Web Developer Instructor will be responsible for training between 15 and 20 students from underserved Turkish and Syrian communities in Gaziantep in an intensive, 16-week coding bootcamp. The instructor will use an online curriculum to deliver in-person content to students. The instructor will be based in Gaziantep and work with the Re:Coded team in Istanbul.


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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