The HYF Fellowship is a global community of developers supporting refugees-turned-coders to start their tech careers. Over the course of 6-12 weeks, mentors guide graduates from the HackYourFuture program through the creation of a portfolio project that they will use to apply for their first job as a web developer.
Learning the Elastic Stack by building an enriched newsAPI from different sources such as YouTube, Reddit, and many others.
Building a social platform that allows language learners to interact with each other in a casual way helping them improve their skills in a fun way.
Apply and Build your Team
Every team consists of minimum 2 mentors and 2 graduates. You can join with a colleague, a friend, or we can partner you up with another Fellowship volunteer. After this, we will assign you 2 graduates from our program to get the project started.
The Kickoff Meeting
During this introductory meeting, you will get to know your full team and brainstorm different ideas for a project to work on together. These projects could go anywhere from building a full-stack web application to contributing to your favorite Open Source project. The idea is that everyone finds the work exciting, educational and to end up with something great for graduates to show employers!
Define the Structure
Once the project idea is ready, you can help the graduates plan their work for the coming 6-8 weeks. At this stage, you communicate your goals as a mentor, how much will you be available for mentoring (2-4 hours per week), and when/how graduates are expected to collaborate and communicate with you (Agile, GitHub boards, Trello, Slack, etc).
Get the Practice Started!
With the project and collaboration planned and the idea ready, graduates will start working under your guidance for a period of 6-8 weeks. Once the project is finished, we will also promote it on our social media channels.