Code + Design Bootcamp

Sponsored by the Paltel Group Foundation


June 16 to July 12

Saturday March 23rd, 2019 (Midnight - PST)
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis


The PalTel Group Foundation will be hosting their annual Code + Design Bootcamp this summer in both Ramallah, West Bank and Gaza City, Gaza.

The Bootcamp enrolls top Palestinian undergraduates studying CS and combines four weeks of intensive in-person instruction by industry professionals with Udacity Nanodegrees in two tracks: Android (West Bank & Gaza) and Data Science / Machine Learning (West Bank only).

The Data Science / Machine Track is a new program being piloted for exceptional Palestinian undergraduate students with a long term interest in the field.


We are recruiting instructors to teach for a 2-4 week commitment in the following areas:

  • CS / Programming (i.e. Android development and professional coding practices)

  • Data Science / Machine Learning

  • Product Design (i.e. Design Thinking)

  • "Startup culture" (based on YC's How to Start a Startup / Stanford CS183B)

Past instructors have included PMs from Snapchat, WhatsApp, and Amazon; Software Engineers from Facebook, Uber, Dropbox, and Squarespace; and Machine Learning PhD candidates from UC-Berkeley and Stanford.


“I couldn’t imagine having a better way of experiencing Palestine.”


"Really, it changed the way I think so much."

Read one student’s journey



Create a culture that embodies a strong work ethic, a willingness to take risks, and a critical mindset -

in order to empower students to challenge their circumstances.

And to ultimately train graduates to be readily employable as software engineers at local, regional, and global technology firms -

or become relentlessly resourceful entrepreneurs.


Applications for 2019 are now closed.

Questions? Email

Instructors enjoy the opportunity to experience Palestine through their teaching engagement and local partners, including tourism to sites such as Jerusalem and Bethlehem, along with engaging in a vibrant community of young people in Ramallah or with the tech community in Gaza.

"The students demonstrated such a genuine desire to learn. As an instructor, I ended up learning just as much from them and was truly inspired by the whole experience."

Z. Khan - Product Manager, WhatsApp; former Software Engineer, Google