About the Catalyst Course

Want a job in tech?
Refactory is the industry's hiring blueprint.

Get the skills the tech industry is asking for, and learn how to become a great software developer.

Tech companies in Uganda are struggling to hire developers who have the competence the industry demands. Refactory was created by and for the industry to fill this "skill gap". Do you want to work in tech? Refactory is the blueprint for what Ugandan tech companies look for when they hire developers.

Refactory gives you an intensive introduction to tech. You will learn both the technical and non-technical skills required to meet the demands of a tech industry that competes globally. The technical modules are designed together with ICT companies and follows industry standards and best practice methods.

Our Catalyst Course is a 3-month program that covers everything from Javascript and Git, to project management, system security and leadership. Refactory is a full-time course, but with emphasis on self-study and practical tasks. You are in charge of your own success!

Tech skills

We believe in the startup mantra: Fail fast, fail often.

Whether you just graduated with a degree in computer science, have been coding on your own for years, or just started out, you will be challenged at Refactory.

You will be introduced to both basic and cutting edge technology, and get to use them on actual projects.

Non-technical skills

Building an IT solution is about more than just knowing HTML, Python, React, C++ or SQL. Before you start coding, you need to know how and why you're solving the problem.

That's why we spend a lot of time on key skills like critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, and project management.

This is what distinguishes ordinary developers from exceptional developers.

How does it work?

We have developed a program that takes you from zero to job-ready in 9 months. The program consists of 3 steps.

Step 1:
Catalyst Course

A focused three-month program that includes training in leadership, critical thinking, IT project management, as well as introductions to different technologies.

Step 2:
Bootcamp

A six-month boot camp, where a key component is practical learning through projects with industry partners.

Step 3:
Last Mile Program

A program that gives graduates the opportunity to work at an elite ICT company for 6-12 months.

This is how you'll spend your time

Our curriculum changes continuously based on feedback from our industry partners to make sure that we are always teaching you what you need to know!

Week 1

Soft skill: Leadership and Personal development

Tech skill: Software Dev’t Platforms; Web, Desktop, Mobile, Cloud, Embedded & Data Analytics

Week 2

Soft skill: Leadership and Personal development

Tech skill: HTML & CSS

Week 3

Soft skill: Lean & Agile

Tech skill: Introduction to Javascript & Git

Week 4

Soft skill: Lean & Agile

Tech skill: Data Structures & Algorithms

Week 5

Soft skill: Human Centered Design

Tech skill: Object-Oriented JavaScript

Week 6

Soft skill: Human Centered Design

Tech skill: Object-Oriented JavaScript

Week 7

Soft skill: Lean Start-up, Planning, Tracking & Management

Tech skill: Node JS + TDD + DOM

Week 8

Soft skill: Lean Start-up, Planning, Tracking & Management

Tech skill: Node JS + TDD + DOM

Week 9

Soft skill: Cyber Security

Tech skill: Node JS + TDD + DOM

Week 10

Soft skill: Cyber Security

Tech skill: Node JS + TDD + DOM

Week 11

Soft skill: Community Engagement

Tech skill: Vue. JS

Week 12

Voice of the Customer

Wrap-Up Assessments

Is this something for you?

Apply now and start your tech career.