At Programmers 4 Peace ae believe that code has the power to change the world. We equip the future generation with the tools and skills they need to create innovative solutions using technology. We empower youth to collaborate and break down social and economic barriers through identifying and solving issues they face in their communities using the power of tech. We believe that technology has the power to change the world and that coding is an essential skill. We are striving to make access to coding education available world wide.
We believe that education is the only way to solve economic inequality and that coding is an essential skill. As technology increasingly makes up the world around is it is essential to equip the future generation with the tools they need to build and not just consume. We believe that this will help in breaking down the social and economic barriers to peace. Programmers 4 Peace hosts workshops, hackathons and events that equip individuals with the skills they need to take on social, political, and economic problems and improve lives worldwide. We encourage youth to challenge both simple and complex issues of their choice.
Our Workshops and Hackathons teach the following skills:
This program is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in computer science either as a freelancer or working for a company or for an entrepreneur looking for the skills they need to build their own company website. It is designed for highschool grads, to give you real world expierience in programming languages and the steps you will need to take to start your career. Apply Now!
We want to close the gender gap in tech and the only way to do that is to get more women into programming roles. All of our courses - bootcamps, hackathons and workshops - are at least 50% women. If you idenify as a women you are eligible to recive $500 off of the cost of your tuition.
We have 2 full scholarships available. That means you don't pay anything for this program. If you are a newcomer to Canada here on refugee status you are eliable to apply for this scholarship. Note that we only have two available.
Want to share your skills with future coders? We are accepting applications for mentor positions and would love to have you in the classroom! Click the button below and fill out the application to tell us a little more about you!
We are a non-profit and we believe that education should be accessible to everyone worldwide. You tuition goes to covering the cost of running this program. Any proceeds will go towards funding our 2018 North Africa Programs in Sudan, Egypt and Tunisia.
You retain all of the rights to your software and source code. By the same token, you can only submit code that you have written yourself.
We definitely want to tell the world about this great program, so you should expect:
You do not need experience to apply. This program is designed to teach beginners, however if you do have some experience don't be discouraged. There is still a lot you can learn.
The program is 10 days long. From April 16th to April 27th 2018 excluding weekends. You are expected to show up for class every day from 9am to 5pm, but your learning doesn't stop there. You will have precourse work to complete before the program and lessons and reading for homework. This program is intense but you will learn a lot and be ready to start your career as a front end developer when the program is finished.
The most important thing we're looking for is passion - we want to know why you want to learn to code. What you love about technology. How this fits into your life and why taking this course is an important step in your future and career.
To apply, click here and fill out this application, include your CV and a 1 - 3 minute video on why this course would be perfect for you.
If you would like to sponsor someone for this course please get in touch with us directly, we would love to open up more spaces for people struggling finanically, but we cannot do this without your support.
If you have any other specific questions please send an email to brit @ programmers4peace.com