visitPalestine.tech
 

Code + Design Bootcamp

Sponsored by the Paltel Group Foundation

 

June 16 to July 12

APPLICATION DEADLINE
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.

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING WITH AN ALL-EXPENSES-PAID TRIP TO PALESTINE?

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

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Bootcamp
Mission

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 bootcamp@visitPalestine.tech

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