We founded Re:Coded because we believe that talent is universal, but opportunity is not.
We launched our very first coding bootcamp in 2016 in a small residential house on the outskirts of Erbil, Iraq where millions had been displaced to in the wake of the ISIS insurgence. Many were living in sprawling refugee camps near the city, having lost their homes and lacking not only basic necessities, but also an immediate hope of creating a better future for themselves. This was not just their loss, but ours.
We started Re:Coded because we wanted to give talent living in untapped communities the opportunity to access the digital economy. Today, we not only teach digital skills and the critical mindset to thrive in the job market, but also encourage our fellows to become life-long learners and leaders. And we know that by empowering them, they have the power to bring change home to their families, to their communities, and to the tech industry itself.
Ali and Marcello, Re:Coded Co-Founders