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 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 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 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

Tuesday, Jan 21

Workshop at Cogapp

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Brighton

Workshop at Metaswitch

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Cambridge

Wednesday, Jan 22

Workshop at Makers

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London

Thursday, Jan 23

Workshop at Codecademy

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New York

Workshop at GoCo

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Houston

Monday, Jan 27

Workshop at Delivery Hero

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Berlin

January monthly at Jigsaw XYZ

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Workshop at Pennsylvania Avenue Resource Center (PARC)

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Savannah

Tuesday, Jan 28

Workshop at Teknologihuset

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Oslo

Workshop at Pickr

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Norwich

Workshop at Residently

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Manchester

Wednesday, Jan 29

Workshop at DAZN Amsterdam

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Amsterdam

Workshop at hrc recruitment

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Glasgow

Workshop at Austin Fraser

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Reading

Thursday, Jan 30

Workshop at Oracle Netsuite

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Barcelona

Workshop at CodeClan Edinburgh

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Edinburgh

Tuesday, Feb 04

Workshop at Microsoft Reactor

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Sydney

Thursday, Feb 06

Workshop at le wagon Shanghai

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Shanghai

Workshop at Topl

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Houston

Monday, Feb 10

Workshop at N26

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Berlin

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Workshop at Cookpad

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Bristol

Monday, Feb 24

Workshop at SauceLabs

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Berlin

Workshop at Pennsylvania Avenue Resource Center (PARC)

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Savannah

Tuesday, Feb 25

Workshop at Neontribe

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Norwich

Thursday, Feb 27

Workshop at Oxford County Library

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Oxford

Thursday, Mar 26

Workshop at Oxford County Library

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Oxford

Monday, Mar 30

Workshop at Pennsylvania Avenue Resource Center (PARC)

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Savannah

Monday, Apr 27

Workshop at Pennsylvania Avenue Resource Center (PARC)

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Tuesday, Apr 28

Workshop at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library

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Monday, May 18

Workshop at Pennsylvania Avenue Resource Center (PARC)

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Savannah

Tuesday, May 19

Workshop at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library

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Tuesday, Jun 23

Workshop at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library

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Monday, Jun 29

Workshop at Pennsylvania Avenue Resource Center (PARC)

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Savannah

Monday, Jul 27

Workshop at Pennsylvania Avenue Resource Center (PARC)

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Monday, Aug 31

Workshop at Pennsylvania Avenue Resource Center (PARC)

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Monday, Sep 28

Workshop at Pennsylvania Avenue Resource Center (PARC)

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Monday, Oct 26

Workshop at Pennsylvania Avenue Resource Center (PARC)

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Monday, Nov 16

Workshop at Pennsylvania Avenue Resource Center (PARC)

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Monday, Dec 14

Workshop at Pennsylvania Avenue Resource Center (PARC)

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