I am very happy to share updates and insights about the work we are doing at GoMyCode.
Our story at GoMyCode dates back from the time I was in high school and started learning computer science and technology; I fell in love with the idea that computer science is a tool that can help you create new experiences and solve problems that you’re facing in the world ;
The thing is; that’s not how technology education is being taught in schools and universities around the world ; we tend to teach in a very traditional way through lectures and theory and we knew that the best way to learn computer science is actually through working and building projects that we care about so we started GoMyCode to the body of those values; an education where you learn technology by design, coding and launching products that can have an impact on our society and the student ;
This mismatch of education results in huge unemployment rates and the gap between the market needs and the tech companies needs; there is a huge gap between market recruiting needs (tech positions) and available talent. In the US, the gap is estimated at 1 million and in Europe at 750k. In Tunisia, the gap is estimated 5k.
So GoMyCode started as a very simple concept; we kickstarted GoMyCode as an educational company at the core with intensive educational programs on latest technologies. We trained over 2000 Students for the past 2 years, we learned a lot and we’ve been iterating the concept since.
GoMyCode represents the union of three ideas that had not been previously combined: A Tunisian African tech company that actually works on delivering a disruptive educational experience on the latest technologies using the application of mass production techniques while connecting this tech pool with worldwide companies.
What drove us in starting GoMyCode was that it seemed a cool hack: that if we helped people become developers and learn new technologies, there we could kill unemployment, elevate people consciousness and empower businesses and a new generation.
GoMyCode started with a goal in mind: solve the tech talent shortage problem and tackle technology education; we expanded this thinking about education to thinking also about the work industry and the future of tech teams.
The most exciting thing about GoMyCode is the community we built; we have students from all background and form a community that supports each other; we placed over 400 developers in tech companies for the past 2 years; we are already in Tunis, Sousse, and Sfax.
GoMyCode partnered with impact fund DROSOS to train over 200 underprivileged students during 2018–2019 to become software developers and helped over 90% of these students join companies as software developers. The project is called 1000 Coders: https://1000coders.gomycode.co/1000
We’ve been building a network effect of tech gurus and we want to empower this community with the necessary tools and resources ;
We are also opening our technology and learning platform to the world. Our new e-learning product powered by cutting edge technologies provides its users with a unique personalized learning experience. Tech companies around the world can use our learning platforms to train their teams on latest technologies (https://gomycode.co/notre-plateforme)
We are also very happy to launch GoMyCode connect matching platform. CONNECT aims to connect the best tech and data profiles with companies in order to join their teams or for specific missions (freelancers). We help companies to recruit the best profiles through our network of smart coders (https://gomycode.co/pour-les-entreprises). We offer profiles in less than 48h. Our developers are well selected and generally have followed training and workshops at GoMyCode.
Developers can access to connect anywhere to get missions/projects or to get matched with tech companies around the world (https://gomycode.co/pour-les-developpeurs ).
We are designing the office and the classroom of the future…
GoMyCode is highly scalable because its all powered by technology in every aspect from the selection to the training to the matching
The learning platform is graph based and very efficient to scale our educational model and the GOMYCODE experience; from managing the instructors to measuring students efficiency and progress; the matching platform is data based that do the assessment and matching for our developers ;
I am very happy also to announce that GoMyCode got the startup-ACT label. The startup-ACT label marks a very important step for us, especially for our pan-African expansion ambition.
GoMyCode is an educational platform that trains African top talents on the newest technologies and connects them with tech opportunities around the world.
#Vision statement: At GoMyCode, we want to leverage technology to empower a new generation of developers and businesses in Africa.
Training on new skills:GoMyCode delivers convenient, up-to-date and affordable technology training for African youth that allows them to build technology products or to start a career in technology
Enabling businesses to grow:GoMyCode helps companies scale their tech teams, build digital services and products by connecting them with a network of exceptional engineers.
Creating a sustainable technology ecosystem:GoMyCode creates an African technology ecosystem of developers, designers, experts, entrepreneurs, freelancers and companies and connects them with each other and with opportunities worldwide.
We’re on a mission to make it easy and accessible to people to learn new technologies by giving them high-quality education and to businesses to grow through connecting them with a network of exceptional engineers.
We are already 74 incredible individuals in the GoMyCode team and we couldn’t achieve this ambition and progress without our team so thank you to everyone who’s contributing to our mission every day.
Feel free to check our new website: https://gomycode.co/
Interested to join our mission? Let’s talk.