Rafid Hoda

I teach non-technical people how to code so they bring their ideas to life.

Rafid Hoda

I teach non-technical people how to code so they bring their ideas to life.

Want to build your tech product,
but don't know how to code?

These are your options:

Outsource to a Dev Shop

  • Can take a long time
  • Dev Shop is not as motivated as you
  • Can be costly

Find a Technical Co-Founder

  • Great solution, but...
  • Very hard to find
  • How to do you know they are good?

There is a third option

Learn enough to start building your product and launch.

This way you can get your product in the hands
of real users and iterate while you look for a
technical co-founder.

But... where do you start?

That's where I come in.

I'm a developer and teacher.
I specialize in teaching beginners how to code
so they build and launch their products.

Nowadays, there are several programming languages,
frameworks and tools that are designed to let you
build your product fast and relatively easily,
without being a rockstar developer.

Think of me as your temporary CTO.

I will work closely with you for 6 months,
during which you'll get:

1. Live Sessions

1.5 hour live online session through Zoom. This is where we talk product and discuss direction and issues.
2. Personalized Videos

You will get personalized instructional videos every week that will walk you through how to build your product.
3. Tips and Advice

Tips and advice on which tools, platforms and strategies to use to grow your business.

At the end of the 6 months, you'll:

  • • Be a fairly competent developer.
  • • Understand the tech behind your product.
  • • Be able to look for good programmers.

And most importantly...

You will have launched your product and gathered tons of customer feedback.

Let's listen to the experts

Paul Graham

Co-Founder of YCombinator

Sam Altman

Co-Founder of OpenAI
and Former President of YCombinator

"When hackers have to for their startups, they are willing to learn business stuff. Business people should do the same. If you're not willing to do this, you should remember that there are far greater challenges coming in the course of a startup than learning how to code. You should also remember that you can probably learn to code in less time than it will take to find the right cofounder."

Read full blog post

Naval Ravikant

Co-Founder of AngelList and Angel Investor

Don't Outsource Coding

Michael Seibel

CEO of YCombinator and Co-Founder of Twitch

Should I Use a Dev Shop?

Can't I learn for free?


All the resources you need are available
on the internet for free.

You can also buy very low cost online courses.

The problem is that traditional
online resources don't work
for most people

"Udemy reports that the average student enrolled in a Udemy course completes just 30% of the content. And an average of 70% of students never even start the course!"

Read more

This is why what I offer is different

We will meet weekly, for a 1.5 hour live online session.

I will mentor and guide you throughout the 6 months.

I will create personalized video tutorials just for you.
This will save you hundreds of hours.

When you get stuck you'll
be able to ask me for help.

I can recommend you tools
that I have tried and tested.
This will save you a lot of time.

You'll still need to work hard,
but your chances of success will be much higher

Who am I?

Hey! My name is Rafid Hoda.

I'm a developer and teacher living in Oslo, Norway.

For the past 3 years I've been teaching beginners how to code. I've personally taught over 300 students, from the ages of 6 to 55 years old.

I'm a tech person with a business mind.
I try to create products that people love to use.

I'm also the CEO and Co-Founder of CurlyBrackets.

I go out of my way to use programming languages, frameworks and tools that are fun and easy to use.

When it comes to teaching, I'm quite good at taking beginners and equipping them with just enough knowledge so that they can be dangerous. A common thing that my students tell me after a couple of classes with me is that they didn't think it would be this easy.

You can read some press articles with me here, here and here. It's all in Norwegian, but you should be able to use Google Translate.

I'm also on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

You can email me at rafid@hoda.io.


I'm currently accepting students.

I can only help you if you're building a software product.

The first step is to fill out a form so I can better
understand what you want to build and if you are a
good fit for the program.

After you've filled out the form,
I'll contact you within 2 business days
to set up a free 1 hour video call.

During the call:

You'll explain what you want to build.

We'll define the scope of the project.

I will explain in detail what I offer.

We'll decide if you are a good fit.

If you're a good fit for the program,
we can start building your product very soon.

I charge $499 per month.
That's a total cost of $2,944 over 6 months.

Please, only fill out the form if you know you can afford it.

I have a 30 day money back guarantee.

If you don't like it,
you get all your money back,
no questions asked.

Questions? Ask me in the chat!

Ready to get started?