At Re:Coded, we’re committing to provide high-quality education for our students. But we also know this means we have to continually invest in the education of our staff. In August 2019, our Kids Coding Trainer, Hala, traveled to London to learn from Firetech Camp. Read her recap below. All photos are trademarked as Firetech Camp.
As the weather begins to change, we're now gearing into our programming for the fall. We kicked off the month with two well-attended workshops in Baghdad, once again showing the growing passion for digital skills in the region. Re:Coded House continues to expand in creative ways, and our bootcamps are well on their way. Here's our September Round-Up.
Re:Coded wouldn’t be what it is today without an amazing team behind it. To celebrate the diverse faces in our team, we interview members of team so that you can get to know a bit more about the faces of Re:Coded. This month, we’re interviewing Emma, our Leadership Curriculum Advisor, who worked on our Soft Skills curriculum for our boot camps.
#ReCodedFellows is a series focused on sharing the stories of our students. We encourage all our Fellows to not only learn to code, but to be the authors of their own narratives. Ammar is a fellow in our Front-End Web Development Bootcamp in Gaziantep, read his story below.
#ReCodedFellows is a series focused on sharing the stories of our students. We encourage all our Fellows to not only learn to code, but to be the authors of their own narratives. Hakan is a Fellow in our Front-End Web Development Bootcamp, read his story below.
Applications are open for the Re:Coded Tech Entrepreneurship Academy in Baghdad, a seven-week program designed to assist promising Iraqi entrepreneurs as they create exciting new technology companies. The course will begin in early October and will help entrepreneurs develop needed skills to turn their ideas into a tech business. The programme is developed and led by Global Growth Hub, a London-based innovation and entrepreneurship consultancy.
As we draw close to the final few weeks of one of the most eventful summers for Re:Coded in Iraq, our growth and operations manager, Zain Haider Awan reflects on why our team set themselves such an ambitious project of three months of jam-packed events and workshops at Re:Coded House.
Re:Coded wouldn’t be what it is today without an amazing team behind it. To celebrate the diverse faces in our team, we wanted to kick start an interview series so that you can get to know Re:Coded’s new faces a little better. We couldn’t think of a better person to start this series with than Mujtaba Al-Tameemi who has been a supporter of Re:Coded from our early days. Mujtaba recently joined the team as an instructor for our bootcamp in Gaziantep!
At the end of June, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon committed to digitally transform their countries, discussing their roadmaps to support the Mashreq region’s integration into the rapidly evolving global digital economy. Re:Coded was honoured to be invited alongside key decision makers and players from across the world.
You’ll have to cut Iraq some slack for being late to the tech startup party. Since at least the early 2000s, the country was the embodiment of civil war, violence, and protracted armed conflicts. But it all changed this April, when Iraq hosted its first ever nationwide hackathon.
Becoming a successful entrepreneur is no easy feat. From securing investments to having access to resources, the path to entrepreneurship is often difficult. For refugees, it is even more challenging. Find out more about the journey of some incredible refugee entrepreneurs (and some Re:Coded alumni) who are launching businesses despite the challenges.
Azhar and Zahi Al Madani, alongside their co-founders Rasheed and Bilal, began Shiffer, a peer-to-peer online logistics platform for express shipping by making a connection between a reliable passenger and the sender.
The ongoing war in Yemen has displaced more than 3 million people and killed hundreds of thousands through violence, hunger and disease. We decided to launch a world-class coding bootcamp there. You might be wondering why?
In October, we wrapped up the last two coding bootcamps of 2018, graduating 34 young men and women in Erbil, Iraq. It has been an incredible year for our team in Iraq, who spearheaded our country growth with 5 new programs, including a tech startup pre-accelerator and a freelancing academy.