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 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
  • 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

    Lisa
  • 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 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
  • 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

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

Monday, Sep 16

Workshop at Helsinki Think Company - Kumpula

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Helsinki

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Tuesday, Sep 17

Workshop at Inspera

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Oslo

Workshop at 68 Middle Street

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Brighton

Workshop at Amazon Cambridge

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Cambridge

Wednesday, Sep 18

Workshop at Eastside Co

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Birmingham

Workshop at Shutl

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London

Workshop at Facebook

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New York

Thursday, Sep 19

Workshop at Oracle Netsuite

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Barcelona

Workshop at Oxford County Library

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Oxford

Monday, Sep 23

Workshop at King (Berlin)

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Berlin

Tuesday, Sep 24

Workshop at Reaktor

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Helsinki

Workshop at ThoughtWorks Manchester

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Manchester

Thursday, Sep 26

Workshop at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library

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Norwich

Thursday, Oct 03

Workshop at University Centre Peterborough

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Peterborough

Workshop at GoCo

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Houston

Monday, Oct 07

Workshop at Lisk

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Berlin

Thursday, Oct 10

Workshop at Ordergroove

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New York

Monday, Oct 14

Workshop at The Creative Coast

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Savannah

Tuesday, Oct 15

Workshop at Helsinki Think Company - Center

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Wednesday, Oct 16

Workshop at FiveAI

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Cambridge

Workshop at Flatiron School Houston

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Thursday, Oct 17

Workshop at Agora Space

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Shanghai

Thursday, Oct 24

Workshop at Healthify

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New York

Tuesday, Oct 29

Workshop at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library

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Thursday, Nov 07

Workshop at Agora Space

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Shanghai

Workshop at Handy

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Monday, Nov 11

Workshop at The Creative Coast

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Savannah

Tuesday, Nov 19

Workshop at Amazon Cambridge

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Thursday, Nov 21

Workshop at Twitter NYC

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New York

Tuesday, Nov 26

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Thursday, Dec 05

Workshop at Betterment

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New York

Monday, Dec 09

Workshop at The Creative Coast

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Savannah

Thursday, Dec 19

Workshop at Agora Space

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Shanghai

Thursday, Jan 23

Workshop at Codecademy

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