These portraits hidden in source code reveal the faces of refugees who became coders

72andSunny worked on project for HackYourFuture

Published On
Feb 11, 2020

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The faces of refugees who have trained as coders have been hidden in source code on some of the world's biggest websites, in a campaign by Dutch coding training program HackYourFuture.

Created pro bono by 72andSunny Amsterdam, the campaign has hidden the portraits on the websites of companies such as eBay and Accenture, as well as others such as Backbase, Exact, Marktplaats and Zivver.

Viewers on the sites can click "View Source" to find the portraits, entirely built with code. They represent seven graduates of HackYourFuture, which has so far helped 120 people in the Netherlands and more than 200 globally to find a job as a developer.

"It was great to partner up with HackYourFuture and help reframe the conversation around refugees in The Netherlands," said Laura Visco, deputy executive creative director from 72andSunny Amsterdam, in a statement: “ The intimate interviews we had with the graduates really moved us. We were curious to hear what they went through, and we are excited to see what the future holds for them."


Feb 11, 2020
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Hecho Studios
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Stainless Sound

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