How we taught dozens of refugees to code, then helped them get developer jobs
Gijs Corstens


I loved your article. Its truly inspiring what you and your team is doing. Especially loved the part where you said, “Many of them stopped identifying themselves as refugees and started to see themselves as developers.”

Just yesterday, I was listening to Steve Ballmer’s podcast episode on Freakonomics Radio, where he said for most low-income communities it is impossible to escape the poverty cycle. Your article made me think of his comment. It is amazing how you are helping refugees create opportunities, and find avenues to escape a life of hardships.

I had few questions :
1. Do volunteers work part-time on weekends, or is it through the week?
2. How has been the reaction been in Amsterdam to this?