Behind the scenes: meet the Code4SP consortium! Issue #1
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With this series of interviews, you will learn more about the team behind the implementation of Code4SP project. Issue 1 – Meet Nora Schimang, CEO of CodeDoor

What’s your name and job title?

Nora Schimang, CEO of CodeDoor

Tell us a few words about your background: Before I started working with CodeDoor, I managed an incubator for social start-ups that provided people with a refugee background socio-economic support in integrating them into the labour market. Before that, I have also worked for an educational foundation, an organisation for the promotion of young talent, an international media company, a consulting firm as well as several development aid organisations at home and abroad.

What organisation do you work for? e.V.

What does your organisation do?

CodeDoor provides NGOs with a learning infrastructure to empower people who are underrepresented in the IT and software labour market. to enable them to learn programming and thus gain new perspectives in the labour market.

What is your role in the Code4SP project? What are you currently working on?

I am representing CodeDoor as a best-practice-giver and try to share as much know-how and knock ledge as possible. Therefore I am currently working on a seminar for the participants to get an impression on how to work with CodeDoor.

Why is being part of the Code4SP project important to you?

CodeDoor has been working since 2015 to make it as easy as possible to learn and absorb programming skills. At the same time, CodeDoor focuses on acquiring problem-solving and transfer skills. The other organisations at Code4SP face the same challenges in their daily work. We have been able to solve many of them in the past years and are excited to share our approaches within the project.

How do you like to spend your free time? I have two little kids - so there is hardly any free time just for me. With my family I love to be outside, to camp and climb, to swim and to constantly discover new things.