codebar is a non-profit initiative that facilitates the growth of a diverse tech community by running regular programming workshops.

Our goal is to enable underrepresented groups to learn programming in a safe and collaborative environment and expand their career opportunities. To achieve this, we run free weekly workshops, regular events and try to create opportunities for our students making technology and coding more accessible.

  • I started using some of the online schools and whilst they are helpful to supplement knowledge, there is nothing like talking through things with a coach, which Codebar provides. I know no matter what I decide to do in the future, coding and programming will be an important part of the industry (in fact it already is in many industries) and the fact that Codebar encourages those who would otherwise not have an opportunity to learn how to code (which I know is a category I would have fallen under) is great.

    Priya Patil

  • Codebar is awesome! The atmosphere is excellent - everyone is really friendly and the coaches really want to help in any way they can. Coding alone in your room isn't great for when you get stuck and so meeting other coders at Codebar made me realise that others were struggling with the same problems that I was. This really helped boost my confidence, which is vital when learning a new subject. Thoroughly recommended.

    Nishita Singhal

  • Thanks to the patience and clarity given from tutors, I understand coding and programming much better and this has improved my employment prospects. Tackling coding and programming by myself would have been impossible and my motivational levels were quite low. I have enjoyed the community feel in Codebar and the support from coaches and fellow students has made my goal of becoming a developer more attainable.

    Lisa Mac

  • I currently work as a Mobile Producer and whilst this involves a lot of project management I'd been looking for other ways to help my team. The opportunity came in the form of web development and as I already possessed a good understanding of HTML and CSS, the next step was for me to learn Javascript. Since joining Codebar my understanding and confidence in using Javascript has improved immensely, the coaches there are extremely helpful and are patient in ensuring that all the students work to the best of their ability and at their own pace. The environment is one which encourages everyone to learn and I would recommend anyone who has the urge to learn how to code to join!

    Jeania Pang

  • I find Codebar's mentoring model incredibly empowering. When learning programming at university, I found it hard to speak up in class or ask for help. Working through online coding courses later in life became frustrating when I couldn't fix a non-obvious mistake on my own, or boring if I couldn't see a real-world application. Codebar mentors share not just their coding skills 'toolbox' but also the knowledge of when and how it's best to use each 'tool', and are honest about their own experiences of the technology industry. Best of all, the Codebar code of conduct provides a safe learning environment, which I find makes it much easier to ask questions. I have learned so much already from the tutorials, and now have the skills and confidence to start work on my own projects.

    Jacqueline Currie


Our students

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Our students come from a variety of backgrounds. Some want to become developers and others would simply like to learn the basics of coding in a supportive and social environment.

Sign up to join our vibrant community and to attend our workshops and programming events.

What we teach

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We encourage new students to get started by working on our tutorials and learning HTML & CSS before moving into JavaScript, Ruby or Python. We also help them understand programming concepts!

We are always on the lookout for more developers to join our community and teach at our workshops.


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We are sponsored and hosted by some amazing companies who support our cause. We usually spend the first 30' checking people in and having some food and a chat, followed by a lightning talk and lots of coding!

Help our expansion and enable us to provide help and support to our chapters by hosting and sponsoring our workshops.

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