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
Something in me whispered: "Be the builder"
Former Gaza Code Academy facilitator Yasmin Hillis, a self-declared hippie at heart, talks about how Virginia Woolf inspired her to begin writing code
Founders and Coders ⦁ Jan 23 2019
How two friends changed careers, learned to code, and built a startup
Katerina Pascoulis and Ruth Uwemedimo talk about what they learned from freelancing and why they love working together at Personably
Founders and Coders ⦁ Dec 18 2018
Connecting the dots - A story of learning to code and giving back
Fatimat Gbajabiamila talks about challenging stereotypes, her love for pair programming, and why she’s committed to giving back
Founders and Coders ⦁ Nov 12 2018
“The biggest challenge is checking yourself at the door”
Matt King talks about his experiences mentoring and facilitating at Founders and Coders in London…
Founders and Coders ⦁ Sep 3 2018
Stories about us
How I became a Web Developer in 5 Months
One year ago I was a non-technical founder of a startup at the edge of bankruptcy. Today I work as a…
Per Harald Borgen ⦁ Nov 26 2015
London tech developers to set up new worker co-op
How Becky Botha and Johanna Herman learnt to code and launched Workerbird, a Tech for Good startup, in less than a year
Founders and Coders ⦁ Sep 22 2018
How to Choose The Right Coding Bootcamp
Last year I went through the Founders and Coders (FAC) software training program in London in order to turn my hobby into a living…
Per Harald Borgen ⦁ Jan 19 2016
Building Little Window: how we created a chatbot for Chayn
Little Window — one of the first chatbot and AI innovations at the intersection of gender-based violence and tech for good...
Johanna Herman ⦁ Apr 15 2018
From the press
Palestinian 'geeks' code their way to a better future in Gaza
Coding is empowering a new generation of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip and helping many find work.
Fedaa al-Qedra ⦁ Al Jazeera ⦁ Nov 17 2018
Boot camp rebels: tech developers quit corporate careers
Disappointed with “big tech”, coders are starting social impact start-ups. To some, technology companies represent the future...
Aliya Ram ⦁ Financial Times ⦁ Oct 26, 2017
Get with the program: the coders offering training for free
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…
Kit Buchan ⦁ The Guardian ⦁ Jul 26 2015
The Free Coding Academy Model: How to Teach Our Next Generation…
The world needs more trained software engineers; it’s a basic fact. The world also urgently needs more of those…
Adrian Bridgewater ⦁ Forbes ⦁ Aug 31 2015
GeekGirl Meets Katerina Pascoulis, CEO & Co-Founder at Personably
First up: meet Katerina Pascoulis, a coder and entrepreneur who’s passionate about getting other women into tech…
GeekGirl Meetup UK ⦁ Sep 2018
The Founders and Coders Podcast Episode 1: The first and the worst
FAC14 talk first-day nerves, Accessibility, and DOM manipulation in the first ever episode of the podcast.
Founders and Coders Podcast ⦁ Jul 2018
The Founders and Coders Podcast Episode 2: Radioactivity, Russia, APIs and JSON
Jumping into week 3, FAC14 attempt to explain APIs and why Wikipedia is never a coder's friend.
Founders and Coders Podcast ⦁ Aug 2018
The Founders and Coders Podcast Episode 3: Node.js, Speech APIs and grads without a CORS
Oh node you don't. FAC14 and alum Aisha discuss Node.js, Node projects and Aisha's experiences since finishing FAC
Founders and Coders Podcast ⦁ Sep 2018