DevelopHer Kosova is the first and only full-stack coding academy offered to young women in the Balkan states, specifically Kosovo, with a flexible online program offered tuition-free for participants.
A joint initiative between two US-based organizations: Coding Dojo and Flora Stationery and two Kosovo-based organizations: Girls Coding Kosova and Innovation Centre Kosovo.
We seek to empower young women in Kosovo with technology-based skills to be employed in the 21st century job marketplace.The mission of the initiative is to both address the nearly 60% youth unemployment rate that plagues Kosovo and the lack of female participation in the technology industry through creating leading role female role models with global opportunities.
The online program is a flexible alternative that provides online access for students to easily manage their schedule to work or attend university classes while enrolled.
Flora Stationery is a United States-based, nonprofit organization which supports educational opportunities for young women in Kosovo. What first started as a stationery company selling unique stationery products featuring original artwork from students in Kosovo to support a scholarship fund for young women in Kosovo, has blossomed into a dynamic organization that seeks to empower the next generation of female leaders in both academia and the workplace.
Girls Coding Kosova's mission is to encourage women to reach their full academic and professional potential in technical fields and its network spans across all municipalities in Kosovo and includes over eight hundred (800) active young members aged between fifteen (15) and twenty-five (25).
Girls Coding Kosova is constantly working on bringing events to the young and enthusiasts girls of Kosovo to encourage them to code, launch companies or work as developers in other exciting startups in the country.
Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK) is a center whose aim is to connect research and development component of scientific field with the business sector, focusing on creating new job opportunities oriented towards the future, based on knowledge and new technology.
Innovation Centre Kosovo was founded to support entrepreneurship, innovation and commercially based business development, with a focus on information and communication technology. The centre supports both startups and existing companies with the potential for growth.
Coding Dojo is the bootcamp education done right. Unlike most boot camps, we don’t just teach you how to code to get a job. Our industry–leading curriculum accelerates you into an entirely new career in the tech–industry, and becoming a developer is only one of many exciting paths to take.
Coding Dojo is the only school in the world to teach three full stacks of software development in 14 weeks: an ability only acquirable through years of refinement and only enabled by a staff of seasoned web developers through decades of programming experience.
During a 6 month period, a cohort of ten women go through the Coding Dojo online coding bootcamp, which is taught by live instructors on their web platform accessed daily by the cohort. The students either complete the courses at the co-working space provided by Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK) or within their own homes.
Typically, the women meet daily at ICK co-working space to go through the courses together, collaborate on assignments, and help answer any questions that may arise within the course.
By the end of this program the cohort will have skills of a Full Stack Web Developer, by completing three (3) modules:
Python including: Flask and Django frameworks;
MEAN Stack including: Node.js, AngularJS, Express and MongoDB.
Check out some of the pictures from the activities of the awesome 10 developers during the first program.
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
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