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Coding for Immigrants

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Welcome to CFI Stockholm!

Our mission is to help immigrants around the world feel comfortable and supported while beginning to code, portfolio building, and navigating their new country's workforce in order to meet the growing demand for software developers.

For example, IT&Telekomföretagen estimates that an additional 25,500 new software developers are needed in Sweden by 2024. Also, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of software developers is projected to grow 22 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Coding experience is not a requirement to join us! If it's something you have considered in the past to increase your chances of finding a dignifying and well-paying job, then please come and we can help you get started with a coding path that's suitable for your learning needs and schedule.

A valid argument on why no one is "too dumb" to code: https://www.reddit.com/r/learnprogramming/comments/koivx0/youre_not_too_stupid_for_programming/

If you aren't an immigrant, but consider yourself an ally to our cause and live in the Stockholm area, please join us!

All you need to do is sign up for a free Codecademy account. You don't have to have pro, although if you are thinking about getting it, I would highly recommend it! If money is an issue (let's face it, it is for most of us right now), then message me so we can explore ways for you to get a discount.

Join us on Discord here: https://discord.gg/sQqq5qRbQq

Watch our meeting recordings here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEWOcRyWcFfhv9TGCFiLCLQ

If you have any additional questions or concerns or if you just wanna say hi, please send me a message! My email is brittan.villegas@gmail.com

Upcoming events

Jul 5, 2023

Virtual

RESCHEDULED: Next.js For Beginners Workshop

Join CFI's new series of digital meet-ups as we simplify some of the most common (and terrifyingly confusing) concepts within coding! This week we'll break down Next.js!

Past Meetups

Virtual

Scrum: What You Need to Know About it As a Junior Developer

Virtual

Functional Programming Basics for Junior Developers

Virtual

How to Create a Junior Developer CV That Will Get You Hired

Virtual

Functional Programming Basics for Junior Developers

Organizers

Brittany Villegas

Founder, Co-Leader, Junior Software Engineer

Matt Smith

Co-Leader, Senior Software Engineer

Madisen Whitfield

Co-Leader, Software Developer

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