UAE Launches Coders HQ To Empower Local Coders

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Coders HQ to support local and international coding communities through partnerships with over 40 companies.

The UAE government announced the launch of the Coders HQ  as part of the National Program for Artificial Intelligence. Coders HQ is a new project that redefines and supports local coding communities, in partnership with more than 40 tech companies in the UAE and worldwide.

Coders HQ aims to build a new generation of coders, and to foster their skills in the fields of coding and technology, to empower them with the tools and expertise required for the economy of the future, and to provide them with the opportunity to design innovative solutions to address local and global challenges.

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Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Teleworking Applications said that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum sought to develop advanced coding communities as a key driver for shaping the future and harnessing the new, fast-growing digital economy, and consolidating the UAE’s position as a global hub for talents, startups and innovators.

As part of the National Programme for Coders, the Coders HQ features an advanced technological infrastructure to facilitate the coders’ work and includes an events space, a supercomputer, and several workspaces. In the near future, six additional Coders HQs will be inaugurated around the UAE. The program has four main objectives, to assess the skills of coders in the UAE, to develop them, to enable continuous communication among coders in the UAE and abroad, and to provide coders with opportunities to help them enhance the UAE’s leadership in the field.

Forty government, semi-government, private and academic entities will provide support to the training processes, including Abu Dhabi University, Majid Al Futtaim Holding, Microsoft Middle East and Africa, IBM, Presales MERAT, Meta, Rabdan Academy, the American University in Dubai, DP World, ADNOC, and VMware. The UAE government has previously worked with companies including Google, Microsoft and Amazon to provide training for coders prior to the launch of the Coders HQ.