codebar is a charity that facilitates the growth of a diverse tech community by running free regular programming workshops for minority groups in tech.

Our goal is to enable minority group members 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.

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 we 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.

How to support us

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Use the donation page

Support us with a one-time or recurring donation through the donation form on our website.

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Amazon Smile

Pick us as your charitable organisation while shopping on Amazon. This allows us to receive 0.5% of the net purchase price of eligible purchases as a donation.

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Open Collective

Setup a recurring contribution or make a one-time donation through Open Collective.

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Benevity

Benevity is a platform enabling corporate social responsibility and employee engagement. We receive a donation from your employer with every hour you volunteer with us.

Upcoming Events

Tue, 04 Oct 2022

Brighton

Tue, 04 Oct 2022

18:30 - 21:00 BST (GMT+01:00)

Wed, 05 Oct 2022

Glasgow

Wed, 05 Oct 2022

18:00 - 20:00 BST (GMT+01:00)

Tue, 11 Oct 2022

Helsinki

Tue, 11 Oct 2022

18:00 - 21:00 EEST (GMT+03:00)

Tue, 11 Oct 2022

18:30 - 21:00 BST (GMT+01:00)

Thu, 13 Oct 2022

Thu, 13 Oct 2022

18:30 - 20:30 CEST (GMT+02:00)

Thu, 13 Oct 2022

17:30 - 21:00 BST (GMT+01:00)

Thu, 20 Oct 2022

Norwich

Thu, 20 Oct 2022

18:00 - 20:00 BST (GMT+01:00)

Mon, 21 Nov 2022

Cambridge

Mon, 21 Nov 2022

18:00 - 21:00 GMT (GMT+00:00)

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