WEB DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN AGENCY

Our story and team 🗺️

01 Our journey

Yalla is all about community and fuelling fair opportunities for everyone, regardless of location and borders.

Our genesis was a collaboration between our founders Joe Friel and Simon Dupree in the UK and Ramy Al Shurafa in Gaza, Palestine. Joe and Simon were graduates of Founders and Coders in London, an amazing peer-led web development bootcamp. They teamed up with Ramy, a graduate of Gaza Sky Geeks who give freelancers, founders and coders in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem technical training they need to earn an income online.

From there started a four year journey of learning and growing from the founders to 9+ talented designers, developers, project managers and strategists, all focused on building digital products with an emphasis on driving social good through everything we do.

We work with charities, non-profits, start ups and impact-driven businesses, helping them get to the heart of the problems they’ve looking to solve and delivering the products their users’ need.

So whether you're looking for a new website, an app, UX design, workshops or anything similar, contact us and we can chat.

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02 Our team

Joe Friel
Joe Friel
Co-founder, Project manager and UX lead
Simon Dupree
Simon Dupree
Co-founder, Developer and QA
Ramy Al Shurfara
Ramy Al Shurfara
Co-founder and Lead developer
Jem Abulhawa
Jem Abulhawa
Co-founder and Lead designer
Lina Ayesh
Lina Ayesh
Project Manager, Operations Lead
Erica Gasparini
Erica Gasparini
Project Manager
Kristina Jaggard
Kristina Jaggard
Project Manager
Bethany Scott
Bethany Scott
UX designer
Farah Shaqoura
Farah Shaqoura
Developer
Fadi Ghali
Fadi Ghali
Co-founder and Lead developer
Israa Ahmed
Israa Ahmed
Developer
Cemal Otken
Cemal Otken
Developer
Ibrahim Jarada
Ibrahim Jarada
Full Stack Developer
Hassan Al Najjar
Hassan Al Najjar
Full Stack Developer
Ahmed Shatat
Ahmed Shatat
Developer and DevOps
Adnan Afana
Adnan Afana
Designer

03 Our values

Fuelling opportunities for everyone

Diverse, inclusive and values driven

Being inventive and working outside the rule book