Impacting Lives by Teaching how to Code

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* * * D E C E M B E R — D O N A T I O N * * * Are you eager to support our meaningful cause but are just too busy to volunteer, especially at this time of year? No problem! How about donating 1 hour in the form of your hourly wage? This way you sort of work for us for an hour without straining your calendar even further.

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Our purpose

We believe in promoting equal opportunities for diverse talents in the IT industry. We are a non-profit association and our program is self-funded and free of charge for the selected participants.

Our impact

90%

of our participants get an internship

60%

of participants find a job (ongoing estimation)

Participant

Are you a refugee or migrant eager to find your way into the IT industry?

Company

Are you an IT company looking for talented people no matter where they come from?

Job Coach

Do you want to support a refugee with becoming successfully integrated in the local IT labor market?

IT Trainer

Are you an IT professional who likes to share their knowledge with newcomers?

We offer the program in 2 countries

Switzerland

The next program in Switzerland will start in spring 2021. Applications will be accepted from December 2020 to mid-January 2021.

Italy (Milan)

The next program in Italy will start in January 2021 in Milan. Applications will be accepted until end of November 2020.

News & Events


Graduation Ceremony - Powercoders Deutschschweiz

Powercoders Zürich 2020-2 is coming to an end. Join our online graduation ceremony and let’s celebrate together the start of a new chapter in our participants’ life with their internships.

Friday 4th December, 12:30 PM to 13:15 PM

Online – ZOOM


Info Session 1 – Powercoders Spring 2021

Are you living in German- or French-speaking Switzerland and are interested to join our program in spring 2021?

Join our info session and get your questions answered.

Wednesday 16th December, 18:00 PM

Online – ZOOM


Powerhouse Romandie

Located in the heart of Lausanne, the Powerhouse Romandie aims to be an inspiring place for IT passionates where meetups, conferences, hackathons, trainings, and coworking will take place. Come and have a coffee with us or book a desk or conference room.

Place de la Gare 10, Lausanne


Info Session 2 – Powercoders Spring 2021

Are you living in German- or French-speaking Switzerland and are interested to join our program in spring 2021?

Join our info session and get your questions answered.

Monday 11th January, 18:00 PM

Online – ZOOM


Powercoders is hiring!

Are you interested to work within a non-profit organization and to support our team in impacting lives of refugees and migrants in Switzerland?

Apply best before 30 November 2020 for our open job position “Program Coordinator”.

A vacant IT job can be filled with a displaced person


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Success stories

Mannar Hielal

From Syria, 35 years old, apprentice and now Software Developer at Liip in Bern.

Nisar Ahmed Hatami

From Afghanistan, now Junior Web Developer at Evolusys/Bechtle.

Nour

From Syria, 22 years old, now apprenticeship in Mediamatics at SBB.

Abdul Nawaz Bugti

From Pakistan, 27 years old, Junior Developer at Squirro in Zurich.

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