Zachee: learning while teaching

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Meet Zachée, an amazing volunteer in CodeYourFuture‘s education team. When Zachée joined CYF, he wanted to make an impact in the real world. He also had an interest in learning about it. “I was hoping to meet new people and make friends, sharpen my social skills, interact with people from diverse backgrounds,” he says. Being a part of the Tech … Read More

Jon’s volunteer story: helping make tech products that serve a social good

Jon has been an outstanding volunteer for CodeYourFuture for some time, helping many grads hone their product delivery skills on their way to starting careers in tech. Jon has also helped CodeYourFuture’s Tech Product team create several products that serve social good. Volunteering in London Jon first encountered CYF while working as a consultant, “We had an ‘office hours’ session … Read More

Dharma’s story: from CYF graduate to joyful volunteer 

  Dharma Guadeloupe is a volunteer with CodeYourFuture in the North West. Dharma first joined CYF as a trainee. She was drawn to CodeYourFuture’s mission of supporting people from disadvantaged backgrounds to have successful careers in IT. Mission and value-aligned from the start of her CYF journey “I love the idea of helping people who might not otherwise have the … Read More

Ellie’s volunteer story: giving back and growing as a mentor

Ellie learned about CodeYourFuture while attending a women in tech event in 2019. She was immediately drawn to our mission of diversifying the tech industry. Ellie wanted to give back and share her experience transitioning into tech, so she decided to volunteer with CYF as a teaching assistant and mentor. Ellie said, “I changed careers into tech in 2017 and … Read More

Mark’s volunteer story: using his professional experience to make an impact

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Mark’s journey with CodeYourFuture began with an introduction to CodeYourFuture by “Bravestarts”, an organisation that helps mature people transition into new roles.  Using his experience to make a real impact Mark wanted to use his IT management skills to make a difference in the community and found CodeYourFuture the perfect fit. “I wanted to use my IT management skills to … Read More

Saarah’s volunteer story: personal growth and development

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From KPIs to passion Saarah learned about CYF through her employer, Ernst & Young. As part of her individual KPIs and corporate social responsibility, she joined a volunteering initiative at Ernst & Young. She joined as a coding volunteer, but soon found her passion in personal development and became a PD volunteer. Reflecting on her own challenges to inspire others … Read More

Volunteer Stories: Nadia

Hey everyone, I’m Nadia Zhuk, a full-stack software engineer currently working at Intercom and living in London. I’m happy to share my impressions as a new volunteer at Code Your Future. Discovering volunteering with CYF I had done little volunteering before joining Code Your Future, but I’d been interested in giving back to the community for a while. I didn’t know anyone in … Read More

Volunteer Story: Aghogho

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Aghogho’s desire to give back to the best of her ability stems from her background as a Welsh-British immigrant from Nigeria. “I witnessed the financial and emotional struggle of my parents”, she says, recalling “their tenacity over the years to secure the necessary papers and jobs to give myself and my siblings a better future.”  She heard about CYF volunteering … Read More

Our Leadership Program: Hinde’s Journey From Engineer To Manager

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CodeYourFuture (CYF) trains people from underprivileged backgrounds in coding and employability skills, and helps them find good jobs in the tech industry. While developing our trainees’ technical – or ‘hard’ – skills is a big part of what we do, we also foster their professional development through ‘soft’ skills like problem-solving, teamwork, making decisions and managing people. Our experience connecting … Read More

Our New Leadership Program: Daniel’s Journey From Trainee To Leader

CodeYourFuture (CYF) trains people from underprivileged backgrounds in coding and employability skills, and then helps them find good jobs in the tech industry. We’re passionate about developing people’s technical skills, but we’re also very aware that soft skills like leadership, decision making, and people management are just as important for employment.  Recently, we have created a new and unique program, … Read More