CodeWeekend Updates – 2022

A year passed and it is the time to review what we have done at CodeWeekend in the past year. Everyone gets into one or another type of conclusion for the year when it ends, and ours I can say is a positive one. We have done so much in the year 2022 and it was certainly one of our most productive years since 2014.

CodeWeekend Coding Bootcamp

We organized the 3rd cohort of our coding Bootcamp program. We received over 250 applications and of course as the nature of how we designed our program, not everyone gets in and can graduate. It is not a course as I say to our students, it is a Bootcamp. The program now runs strongly with 30 students, and they for sure the best ones out there. By February 2023 they will be graduating as full-stack developers and some already found jobs and are hired!

Instructors and Mentors

CodeWeekend is running by instructors and mentors. We worked with an incredible number of instructors and mentors and they have done so much to bring a lot of value to our students and to the CodeWeekend community.

For the list of our instructors, please check here:

for the list of our mentors, please check here:

Our Partners

We couldn’t have a wonderful year without the support of our partners. I want to mention one our major supporters: Hackajob. Hackajob’s support has been phenomenal in help us achieve our goals and run our programs. They provided scholarship for 20 female students to take part in our Coding Bootcamp program. Additionally, they organized a fundraising and their team run a half-marathon to support the education of developers in Afghanistan.

Another major supporter of our program was Scrimba. Scrimba provided a year of free access to their premium courses and content for 100 of our students. It is a generous support and had a lot of impact and help our students learn a wide range of skills, specially on the frontend side of technologies.

Our New Community Space

I always wanted us to have a dedicated space for our community. So we moved to somewhere we call home now. Please join us:

Plans for the year 2023

We are planning to hire full time employees working in many areas of CodeWeekend. I think we are ready for that after more than 8 years of operation! As our third cohort finishes, we will be starting our 4th cohort of CodeWeekend Bootcamp. Having full time staff looking after many parts of our delivery and the program, we will be in a much better position and will be able to scale our work easily.

Additionally, we want to launch the new version of our website. We want to update the branding and the contents we provide on the website.

We also aim to work with more organizations and companies and bring more value to our community, alumni and our students.

CodeWeekend in the News

This year, CodeWeekend and our side project, YaganKar appeared in a couple of media outlets, and I want to highlight some of them here:

Here’s why your next developer hire could come from Afghanistan

The refugees able to work remotely for firms around the world

The code must go on: An Afghan coding bootcamp becomes a lifeline under Taliban rule

پناهندگان افغانستان از راه دور برای شرکت‌های بین‌المللی کار می‌کنند

Updates from Our Students

Once in a while we asked our students to share their thoughts about CodeWeekend and how they are progressing in the Bootcamp program. They had a lot to say, and here are some of them:

Murtaza Sultani, one of our mentors shares the start of our 3rd cohort
Karim Bakhsh is one of our students in the CodeWeekend Coding Bootcamp
Murtaza Nikzad is one of our students in the CodeWeekend Coding Bootcamp
Fauzia Kargar is one of our students in the CodeWeekend Coding Bootcamp

That’s a wrap! thank you for being part of our journey in one way or another. Happy new year!


Jamshid and the CodeWeekend Team