About refugees{code}

About us

refugees{code} is a non-profit association and offers refugees a program to develop coding and software development skills.

Mission

We support refugees in getting qualified jobs, as well as enabling persons entitled to asylum status to lead a self-determined life.

Team


 

Stefan Steinberger

Stefan Steinberger

Founder | Management, Finance, Networking & Recruiting

Stefan is the initiator of refugees{code}. He knows everything and he’s got a tight grip at refugees{code} and all its participants. Even though coming from the private sector, the education sector is where he fits in just perfectly. Additionally to his intricate understanding of economics, meanwhile, he’s also starting to code himself.

stefan(at)refugeescode.at

Daniela Wolf

Daniela Wolf

Co-Founder| Research

Daniela’s career so far has been just as varyied and diverse as she is herself. From managing and rearranging shelfs to installing ATM-machines, from working in newsrooms to becoming a department head of a distance college, she’s bringing a lot of experience to the table. It is her motivation, goal-oriented and analytical point of view, which make  her indispensable.

daniela(at)refugeescode.at

Alexander Hartveld

Alexander Hartveld

Co-Founder | Curriculum Development

Having studied at five universities in four countries, Alex has well explored the higher education world. Apart from setting up an innovative and scalable coding curriculum, he has created the Lingophant Mobile App, a tool for language learners. With his empathetic and calm demeanor he’s not just convincing our partners.

alex(at)refugeescode.at

Florian Schwarz

Florian Schwarz

Operations & Finance

Florian joined us in September 2016. Being versatile quickly made him become the leader of operations. If it ever happens that there’s something that he can’t do, it’s only a matter of days until he can. Besides his grasp of economics and finance, he has a talent for marketing. Moreover, he could tell our participant’s schedules if you’d wake him in the middle of the night.

flo(at)refugeescode.at

Milena Laz

Milena Laz

Event Management

After extended stays in several countries in Europe as well as the USA, Milena has landed in Austria, supporting us with her calm, focused and always competent personality. She’s a wizard when it comes to organizing events. Apart from her active support in managing Hackathons, she is also supporting us in Project Management. A most dependable and responsible person.

office(at)refugeescode.at

Anna Asllani

Anna Asllani

Communications/Chief Happiness Officer

Even at her tender age, the young Viennese with Albanian roots is already showing tons of talent when it comes to communication. Besides being gifted in holding the team together and entangle its members in social activities, she has a talent for words and writing, too. For us, this happy soul with the eagle eyes and open ears has become indispensable.

anna(at)refugeescode.at

Nisreen Al Mahmood

Nisreen Al Mahmood

Administration & Recruiting

Nisreen joined us shortly after our first course. She has many years of experience in Administration & Recruitement in the Arabian Gulf area which she gladly shares with us. She is a hard working woman who is willing to contribute to our courses in any way she can. We are delighted to have Nisreen on board and are thankful that she can offer Arab women’s perspective.

nisreen(at)refugeescode.at

Christoph Tockner

Christoph Tockner

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Some say you get know people best over drinks, and with Christoph, that was nearly the case. During his studies at “WU Wien” he collaborated with us in creating our business plan, and everybody who is as diligent with a business plan as him is right for us. Stefan thought so too, and so he brought this inquisitive youngster on board. Now he’s become a valuable asset, reliable, organized and full of beans.

chris(at)refugeescode.at

Guillermo Herrero

Guillermo Herrero

Mentor

Guillermo embodies what it means to be a programming teacher, a team player and a role model of our core values. He genuinely cares for the well-being of our participants. He goes above and beyond to help our participants and cater to their needs. Not only is he very knowledgeable when it comes to programming, but he is very experienced as well. Guillermo plays a big part in our day to day operations where programming is the top priority!

guillermo(at)refugeescode.at

Daryl Chou

Daryl Chou

Head of Administration & Organisation

Daryl’s path had stages in project management for big events like “chancenreich”, and in overall communication for events, before finally leading us into our arms. As a link between management and organization, she knows what’s going on. She has a great amount of experience and considerable knowledge in the field of pedagogics. Sincere and kind, but persistent and determinded as well, she’s got us under control. She’s a great asset for refugees{code}, especially when it comes to creating structure.

daryl(at)refugeescode.at

Harriet Larcher De Brito Smith

Harriet Larcher De Brito Smith

Community Manager

Despite her young age, Harriet already brings a lot to the table. Even while she – a Portuguese national with South African roots – was still studying biology in Lisbon, she already took her first steps as a social entrepreneurby co-launching an award-winning, non-profit organization called “Transformers Movement”. She’s meeting her challenges both professionally and autonomously, and the results speak for themselves. Her pleasant demeanor is not only popular with our participants.

harriet(at)refugeescode.at

Philipp Emberger

Philipp Emberger

Public Relations

[coming soon]

philipp(at)refugeescode.at

Helping Hands


We are very pleased to get support from a growing number of people. Thank you to everybody who supported and believed in us so far!

To name just a few: Reinhard Pichler (Technische Universität Wien), Sabine Pum (Technische Universität Wien), Albrecht Karlusch, (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien), Vinzenz Treytl (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien), Nikola Kodzic, Dario Seidl, Sergey Vladimirovich, Jan Pöschko, Bianca Stöckl, Marianne Mann, Ramin Yaqobi, Reinhold Buchinger, Sandra Noll, David Kulovits, Teresa Torzicky, Rachel Wu, Cynthia Auer

& former team members without their help, refugees{code} would have not been as successful as it is: Nadina Gradascevic, Stefan Rohrmanstorfer, Adnan Kajouk, Sabine Koeck

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