REMOTECODERS IS IMPROVING LIVES IN THE MENA REGION BY OPENING DOORS TO THE EUROPEAN TECH INDUSTRY.

STORY

Hussam Allaham was born in Syria and had to flee in the advent of the Syrian crisis. Christian Hirsig was born in Switzerland and sold his tech company when he was 34 years old. In 2016 Christian and his wife started Powercoders, a Swiss non-profit that teaches refugees how to code. That’s where Christian and Hussam met. 

Hussam was a graduate of the first class in 2017 and eventually joined Powercoders as a team member. During the last years, they both supported the Powercoders team to grow its impact to over 200 graduates, an internship placement rate of over 90%, and a job integration rate of over 60%.

In 2021 Hussam shared his dream of opening the doors to the European tech industry for tech talent from the MENA region. With the support of the Swiss government and several foundations, they have successfully launched Remotecoders in 2023 in Egypt. 

TEAM

Ahmed Youssef

Ahmed Youssef

Partnerships & Project Lead
CHRISTIAN HIRSIG

CHRISTIAN HIRSIG

Co-Founder & Industry Lead
FARHAT NOORUDDIN

FARHAT NOORUDDIN

Board Member
FERDA AYDOGAN

FERDA AYDOGAN

Board Member
Flurina Rouane

Flurina Rouane

Finance & Legal Lead
Heba Lotfi

Heba Lotfi

Talent Management Advisor
HUSSAM ALLAHAM

HUSSAM ALLAHAM

CEO & Co-Founder
LAURENT DECRUE

LAURENT DECRUE

President of the Board
Malik Tanner

Malik Tanner

Industry Lead
MOHAMED HATEM

MOHAMED HATEM

HR & Office Lead
Nour Bakeer

Nour Bakeer

Impact Lead
RETO AEBERSOLD

RETO AEBERSOLD

Board Member
SAMI AL-AHMAD

SAMI AL-AHMAD

Board Member

BECOME A MEMBER

Do you want to empower vulnerable talents from Egypt to secure a remote tech job with companies from Europe?

The annual membership fee is entirely up to you (min. 1 CHF/USD). As a member of Remotecoders, you help us to convince companies to offer internships and win the hearts of volunteers to support someone in need. 

PRESS

For media inquiries reach out directly to our co-founder Christian at chris@remotecoders.org and be part of our narrative that’s reshaping the world of work by empowering vulnerable IT talents.
 
10.05.23 – NZZ (in German)
11.05.23 – TagesAnzeiger (in German)

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