Ramallah & Gaza City: July 29th to August 24th

The PalTel Group Foundation will be hosting a Coding + Design Bootcamp during the summer of 2018 in both Ramallah, West Bank and Gaza City (pilot program in Gaza).

The Bootcamp enrolls top Palestinian undergraduates studying Computer Science (CS) and provides them with an intensive offering that combines online coursework through Udacity Nanodegrees and in-person instruction by industry professionals from Silicon Valley.

Read about one instructor's experience.

Interested in being a volunteer instructor with an all-expenses paid trip to Palestine?

The Bootcamp is recruiting technology professionals (i.e., in the fields of CS, mobile development, data science, and product development) and experienced entrepreneurs for 1-2 week commitments to provide supplementary teaching to support the program's core curriculum.

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.

Applications are now closed.

Please contact bootcamp@visitPalestine.tech if you have any questions.

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Pilot: Summer 2017

The Bootcamp was piloted in 2017 with a group of 20 students, in Ramallah. Product Managers, Designers, and Engineers from WhatsApp, Facebook, MIT, and the d.School at Stanford participated in instructing the students.

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Program Overview

While working on their Udacity Nanodegrees, students go through a Design Thinking intensive, along with "How To Start a Startup" (CS183B) and receive supplementary instruction in their respective field by instructors working at technology companies.

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Impact

The Bootcamp is designed to connect young Palestinian students to the culture that is embodied in Silicon Valley, while giving them a quality technical education. It is intended to change mindsets and inspire students to challenge their status quo.


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