Founders and Coders
Founders and Coders is a UK-based non-profit organization and global developer community. Their tuition-free, peer-led web development training in London helps students from all backgrounds break into tech and make a social impact. They also work with the UK government and Mercy Corps to deliver programs overseas.
Founders and Coders’ training program is designed for people who are serious about a career in web development, are self-motivated, prepared to work long hours, and committed to collaborative working. In addition to the coding bootcamp, they run Tech for Better, an app development program for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs. With support from Intersticia, Founders and Coders designs, tests, and builds new digital services using developers in London and Gaza. This program provides an opportunity for student and graduate developers to gain experience, improve their employability, and work on projects that make a real difference. Participating organizations finish the process with a working mobile web app.
Founders and Coders’ London program, based at Space4 in Finsbury Park, supports itself by operating an in-house employment agency. Their hiring partners are companies committed to ongoing professional development and providing mentorship to junior developers who are starting their journey into engineering.