Erbil Summer Tech Fest July Recap

July shaped up to be a hot month at Re:Coded House with over 27 events and workshops for our diverse community of creatives, techies and entrepreneurs. We held a screening of The Untouchables at our French Movie Night in collaboration with the Institut Francais and learned how to keep our plants alive by creating an automated watering system with Arduino. We also engaged hundreds of techies through workshops like Intro to Web Development and Javascript Basics and ignited the creative spirit with events like our Logo Design series. And that’s just the beginning! Read more about the events at the House in July and how our community members are keeping us inspired this summer. 

For the Techies

Since we launched Re:Coded back in 2017, we’ve been bringing together the tech community to learn, grow and support each other through events, programs and workshops. Our content supports a varied community of newbies to advanced developers.

For the Creatives

Our creative workshops at Re:Coded House are intended to support our community of aspiring entrepreneurs and creatives to broaden their skillsets and have more impact in the wider ecosystem across Iraq.

For the Kids

We believe that kids should be creators and not just consumers of technology. Our workshops are intended to encourage kids to experiment, tinker and get curious about how things work whilst making new friends!

For the Community

At the core of the existence of Re:Coded House is community and social impact. We host monthly events to bring together the diverse community in Erbil to have fun and stay healthy!

Event of the Month: Eco-Hackathon

The Erbil community got to hack environmental issues at an Eco-Hackathon lead by Borda and Cewas in cooperation with Field Ready, Iraq Response Innovation Lab, Re:Coded and the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr. The Hackathon took place on 19th and 20th July 2019 with the aim to empower entrepreneurs to create innovative environmental solutions including water and sanitation products. Over 45 students, young professionals and other environmental enthusiasts from Iraq and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq joined the Hackathon and developed 9 business ideas in the fields of solid waste, sanitation and water/food. The two winning teams received seed-funding and a coaching programme prize to further establish their business.

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Stay tuned for an amazing line up of events in August!

Ali Clare