Stories by and about us
Curious to learn more about us? Here you’ll find stories by and about our diverse community of founders and coders making a social impact with technology all over the world.
Stories by us
Former Gaza Code Academy facilitator Yasmin Hillis, a self-declared hippie at heart, talks about how Virginia Woolf inspired her to begin writing code.
Katerina Pascoulis and Ruth Uwemedimo talk about what they learned from freelancing and why they love working together at Personably
Fatimat Gbajabiamila talks about challenging stereotypes, her love for pair programming, and why she’s committed to giving back
Dan Sofer talks about running free, peer-led coding bootcamps in London and Gaza and why he loves working with nonprofits
How Becky Botha and Johanna Herman learnt to code and launched Workerbird, a Tech for Good startup, in less than a year.
Matt King talks about his experiences mentoring and facilitating at Founders and Coders in London…
Stories about us
When I decided to learn to code, I didn’t expect there to be anything other than work ethic that would be transferable from my law degree.
InFact Digital will work with charities, non-profits and businesses to solve their organisational problems
Little Window — one of the first chatbot and AI innovations at the intersection of gender-based violence and tech for good.
What I learnt whilst embarking on a career switchup in the midst of family life.
I’d imagined my reaction to a “yes” in many ways but couldn’t quite brace myself for the moment.
Coding bootcamps have exploded in popularity the past few years. I’m not against them. If they help you get started on a well-paid career in tech, \$15,000 USD might be worth it.
Throw together four of the UK’s most innovative charities (aka our debut Fusiliers), 16 mega-brains in the form of Founders & Coders’ latest cohort
We’ve known for a while that the learning collaborative needs ways of accelerating the use of digital technology in children and young people’s mental health services.
Six months ago I left my “wow, what you do sounds really interesting” job so I could teach myself to code. Before that happened there were multiple abandoned attempts to start learning. I wanted to write about that part for anyone who is as stuck as I was.
Last year I went through the Founders and Coders (FAC) software training program in London in order to turn my hobby into a living.
One year ago I was a non-technical founder of a startup at the edge of bankruptcy. Today I work as a front end developer.
I was first introduced to start-ups as a career choice during my post-uni “I’m not getting a city job” phase. Although that’s still going strong I know a whole lot more about start-ups than I did back then.
In the press
Coding is empowering a new generation of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip and helping many find work.
Disappointed with “big tech”, coders are starting social impact start-ups. To some, technology companies represent the future — a world in which society’s rules have been rewritten. To others, they just offer more of the same.
The world needs more trained software engineers; it’s a basic fact. The world also urgently needs more of those trained software engineers to be female from an equality and diversity perspective; this is also a basic fact that is (thankfully) increasingly widely acknowledged.
It’s the must-have skill-set of the 21st century, yet unless you’re rich enough to afford the training, or fortunate enough to be attending the right school, the barriers to learning can be high. Now a movement of pioneering coders is challenging the stereotype by offering free training for all