Fighting inequality one line of code at a time

CodeYourFuture is not just any other coding school; we are a community with a mission to fight inequality. We support motivated individuals from the most disadvantaged groups – those who have limited access to training and opportunities and who are underrepresented in the tech sector.  It has never been more apparent how important it is to build pathways to opportunity … Read More

Humans of Code Your Future: Yohannes

Yohannes is a CodeYourFuture graduate, looking for his first tech job. Check out his GitHub here. I was born and brought up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I’d studied some computer science, but I would say it wasn’t until I moved to Glasgow in 2016 joined the first Scottish class of Code Your Future that I became a programmer. Glasgow is … Read More

Why do we volunteer?

The first in a series of articles by Code Your Future volunteers, as they explore their volunteering journeys. Along with our students, volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation. Liliana, who started with us seven months ago, asks… Why do we volunteer?   There’s always a temptation to give a one-size-fits-all answer to that kind of question. You can Google … Read More

A future of coding opportunities for our graduates at CYF

Just over a year ago CodeYourFuture existed in the minds of a couple of people that wanted to create the first programme in the UK dedicated to help refugees and asylum seekers. We had no mentors, no students and we didn’t know any refugee organisations that could help us in finding them. We only had a draft version of a syllabus. … Read More

The origins of CodeYourFuture told through a graduate

Imagine that you are the founder of a social enterprise. You spend time planning and working on setting the foundations of your project. You work hard and the day arrives when you start offering a service to a group of people, becoming a day of celebration in our collective memory. In the case of CodeYourFuture, it was on the 9th … Read More