July Monthly

Mon, 31st July | 18:30 BST (GMT+01:00)




The Whitechapel Building, 15 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 8QS


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Please join us for the July edition of codebar Monthlies!

Speakers 📢

Sareh Heidari, "Scaffolding at Scale"

Ever thought about localising your site, but realised it led to a lot of messy duplication? Do you want to re-use component styles, but have some styles overwrite others due to that cascade? Not sure where to start with CSS architecture? In this talk, you'll learn how to get started with your own lightweight, localised CSS setup. We'll go through how we use Grandstand, a CSS framework built by BBC Sport, as the scaffolding for our CSS. Starting with bare bones of just ~10kb, it has the flexibility to allow layouts in 10 scripts for 20+ languages, and we're using it across the BBC News & Sport sites.

Amy Phillips, "This isn’t about Testing"

We spend so much time talking about testing. Have you tested this? Are you going to test this? Do you even know what testing is? I’m going to talk about why we should be talking about quality rather than testing.

Lightning talks ⚡️

Sabrina Leandro, "The life changing magic of deleting code"

Does this code bring you joy (a.k.a. value)? If not, delete! I'll talk about how to delete code and declutter your codebase.

Anastasia Lopez, "Dependency Paralysis”

When we start learning to program we tend to rely a lot on Open Source, why wouldn’t we? There are hundreds of libraries that solve most of our problems done by smart people. But it can be very overwhelming to see so many libraries, and so many different opinions. So, where should you start? Who should you listen to? With this short talk we will try to define the best practices on when and how to use a library in your project.

We're looking for lightning talks! We'd especially love to hear from codebar students. Contact us at [email protected].

Who else will be there?

  • Oliver Turner (he/him)

    Oliver Turner (he/him)
  • Jamie Webb (He/him)

    Jamie Webb (He/him)
  • Emmett Walsh (he/him)

    Emmett Walsh (he/him)
  • Bailey Kursar (She/her)

    Bailey Kursar (She/her)
  • Sofia Pohjalainen

    Sofia Pohjalainen
  • Sergio Garcez (he/him)

    Sergio Garcez (he/him)
  • KJ Daniells (he/him)

    KJ Daniells (he/him)
  • Mihaela Ciobanu

    Mihaela Ciobanu
  • Samatar Axmed

    Samatar Axmed
  • Ben Scott (He/him)

    Ben Scott (He/him)
  • Tonje  Eriksson  (she/her)

    Tonje Eriksson (she/her)
  • Sapphire Mason-Brown (She/Her)

    Sapphire Mason-Brown (She/Her)
  • Zac Colley (he/him)

    Zac Colley (he/him)
  • Richard Westenra (he/him)

    Richard Westenra (he/him)
  • Lin Taylor (she/her/they/them)

    Lin Taylor (she/her/they/them)
  • Vivien Barousse

    Vivien Barousse
  • Katia Panter (she/her)

    Katia Panter (she/her)
  • Tacuma Bellford

    Tacuma Bellford
  • Lewis Blackwood (he/him)

    Lewis Blackwood (he/him)
  • Mark Channer

    Mark Channer
  • Marilyn Magnusen (she)

    Marilyn Magnusen (she)
  • Jo Franchetti

    Jo Franchetti
  • Jessica Badru (She)

    Jessica Badru (She)
  • Safra Ducreay (she)

    Safra Ducreay (she)
  • Sam Plews

    Sam Plews
  • Raymond Ssekandi (Raymo)

    Raymond Ssekandi (Raymo)
  • Ioannis Valasakis

    Ioannis Valasakis
  • Rosa Fox (she/her)

    Rosa Fox (she/her)
  • Kaitlyn Tierney (she/her)

    Kaitlyn Tierney (she/her)
  • Nick Colley (he/him)

    Nick Colley (he/him)
  • Kevin McCarthy

    Kevin McCarthy
  • Denislav Dimitrov (he/him)

    Denislav Dimitrov (he/him)
  • Sabrina Leandro (she/her)

    Sabrina Leandro (she/her)
  • Andy Punter (he)

    Andy Punter (he)
  • Aleena Baig

    Aleena Baig
  • Clare Spencer (She)

    Clare Spencer (She)
  • Ben Harris

    Ben Harris
  • Kate Osborne (she)

    Kate Osborne (she)
  • Alex Fakhri

    Alex Fakhri
  • Eli Schutze (she/her)

    Eli Schutze (she/her)
  • Lisa  Mac

    Lisa Mac


  • Kriszta Matyi (she/her)

    Kriszta Matyi (she/her)
  • James Spencer (they/them)

    James Spencer (they/them)