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 people to learn programming in a safe and collaborative environment and expand their career opportunities. To achieve this we run free regular workshops, regular one-off events and try to create opportunities for our students making technology and coding more accessible.

  • 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

    Jacqueline
  • 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

    Priya
  • 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

    Nishita
  • 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

    Jeania
  • I started attending Codebar to learn how to code an idea I had, but I ended up learning more than just the basics. I have built my initial prototype and progressed far more than I thought I could. The best part about the workshops are the coaches, they are very patient and help you understand difficult concepts. Attending weekly has given me the confidence to code any idea into a prototype – something I didn’t think I could do a year ago! I would highly recommend Codebar to anyone, especially if you come from a non-technical background like me!

    Harini Manivannan

    Harini

Students

Our students come from a variety of backgrounds. Some want to become full-time developers, whereas some would like to learn the basics of coding in a supportive environment.

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

Coaches

We encourage new students to work on our HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, Python or Git tutorials. We also help them understand programming concepts.

Therefore are always on the lookout for more developers to join our community and help coach at our workshops.

Workshops

We are hosted by some amazing companies who support our cause. Our normal format is 30 minutes of socialising with food and drink, followed by a lightning talk then coding.

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

Upcoming Events

Sunday, Apr 28

Virtual Workshop at codebar

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Monday, Apr 29

April Monthly 🐣 at Red Badger

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Tuesday, Apr 30

Workshop at Agora Space

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Shanghai

Workshop at MPB

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Brighton

Workshop at ThoughtWorks Manchester

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Manchester

Wednesday, May 01

Workshop at Eastside Co

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Birmingham

Workshop at QuantumBlack

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London

Thursday, May 02

Workshop at Compare the Market - Peterborough

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Peterborough

Virtual Workshop at codebar

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Sunday, May 05

Virtual Workshop at codebar

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Monday, May 06

Workshop at Nitor

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Helsinki

Workshop at Wayfair

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Berlin

Tuesday, May 07

Workshop at Propeller Aero

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Sydney

Workshop at Yoyo

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Kent

Demystifying Tech Tests at Bloom & Wild

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Monday, May 13

Workshop at The Creative Coast

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Savannah

Tuesday, May 14

Workshop at BJSS

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Bristol

Thursday, May 16

Workshop at Thoughtworks Shanghai

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Shanghai

Workshop at University Centre Peterborough

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Peterborough

Workshop at Metail

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Cambridge

Monday, May 20

Workshop at SauceLabs

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Berlin

Thursday, May 23

Workshop at Oxford Computer Consultants

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Oxford

Wednesday, May 29

Workshop at Wayve

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Cambridge

Thursday, May 30

Workshop at Emptiness

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Shanghai

Workshop at neu

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Glasgow

Monday, Jun 10

Workshop at The Creative Coast

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Savannah

Tuesday, Jun 18

Workshop at Metail

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Cambridge

Monday, Jun 24

Workshop at The University of Kent

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Kent

Monday, Jul 08

Workshop at The Creative Coast

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