Speaker Of The Week- Ahmed Aljbreen

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Last Week’s Speaker of the Week event was extra special as we hosted Saudi entrepreneur Ahmed Aljbreen, who was invited by Coded to present on his experience working and living in Silicon Valley, as well as his startup story with his company Smaat. As part of the development of Smaat, Ahmed spent 8 months living in Silicon Valley. During his … Read More

THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE – LAST WEEK!!

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Startup Weekend Kuwait 2015 was a very awesome experience. I learned a lot. Learned how to work as a team, collaborate on ideas to work better with the team and end up with a better product. I got a lot of perspective on what kind of things I could make when I saw the other teams’ products and ideas. Coded really … Read More

We’re hosting Startup Weekend Kuwait!

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The VIVA Coded Academy is excited to announce that it will host the Startup Weekend Kuwait competition this year! Startup Weekend Kuwait is part of the Startup Weekend global competition powered by “Google for Entrepreneurs”. The Startup Weekend Kuwait competition will take place from Thursday, September 17 to Saturday, September 19. In Startup Weekend, teams have 54 hours (from Thursday … Read More

THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE – WEEK 7

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I’ve been crazy busy this week. I only managed to spend my Friday bingewatching The Flash to relax. I only managed and work a little bit on my final project with the team. College rarely gives room for other activities. Anyway, our project is coming along nicely, seems like almost everything is working fine. I was improving our voting system yesterday when I … Read More

SPEAKER OF THE WEEK – STARTUPQ8 MONTHLY EVENT (September)

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This week, the Speaker of the Week event at The VIVA Coded Academy was hosted in collaboration with StartupQ8, a community for everything startup in Kuwait. Every month, StartupQ8 hosts two speakers from the startup world to talk about some of the lessons and experiences they’ve went through, and talk about the startup they’re currently working on. The speakers for … Read More

THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE – WEEK 6

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I spent most of my time on the final project. I’m the project manager, so this experience is a lot to learn from. There’s more to it than just writing code. Especially for the manager. I did  the work that manages the code, manages the tasks, and organizes the team. I had previous attempts at team projects (in University for … Read More

Speaker of the Week – Raspberry Pi

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At the VIVA Coded Academy, we’re always looking to introduce new ideas for coders (and for our students especially) to apply their coding skills. One such idea is programming hardware. The ability to program hardware opens up an incredible avenue for new applications and innovations. It combines the power of software and hardware. As an introduction to hardware, we hosted … Read More

Software Engineering Videos

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Our friends at Toptal have provided us with some fantastic online resources for our students and coders! Click here to find Software Engineering Videos from Toptal Developers. You can watch these software engineering video tutorials to hone your programming skills. There are over 100 videos covering various topics of software deveopment. Some of the topics covered in these videos include: … Read More

The Software Engineer’s Online Handbook

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Our friends at Toptal have provided us with some fantastic online resources for our students and coders! Click here to find The Software Engineer’s Online Handbook. This online handbook contains the following tools and resources: Free Online Coding Tools for Developers Free Collaboration Tools Open Source Tools/ Code for Common Algorithms and Tasks Free Online Tutorials, Courses, and Information Software … Read More

Freelance Developer Hiring Resources

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Our friends at Toptal have provided us with some fantastic online resources for our students and coders! Click here to find a comprehensive guide on how to find, interview, and hire freelance developers. Whether you’re a software developer who wants to ace an interview or a technical recruiter looking for ways to locate and screen the best technical talent for … Read More