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


Asma Dogramaci
Community Assistant

Marcello Bonatto
Co-Founder & COO

Jessica Francis
Communications Coordinator

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Samer Kanou
Finance Manager

Zahra Shah
Country Manager, Iraq

Ehsan Ibrahim
Blockchain Instructor


Hala Rahmany
Kids Coding Instructor



Re:Coded is launching a Tech Startup Academy in Baghdad in 2019! We’re looking for a service provider to implement this Academy over a 7 week period. The focus of the program will be on providing aspiring Iraqi tech entrepreneurs with the mindset, skills and confidence to launch their own scalable tech startups 




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 Turkey to help co-teach one of our coding bootcamps.


Project Coordinator


Re:Coded is seeking an individual with strong communication and organisational skills to work closely with the Re:Coded leadership team to 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 organizing events and workshops.


Web. Dev. Instructor


Re:Coded is looking for a Web Developer Instructor who has a passion for 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 Baghdad and surrounding areas 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 Baghdad and work with the Re:Coded team in istanbul, Baghdad and Erbil.


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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