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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

Workshop at Claromentis

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Brighton

Wednesday, Sep 25

Workshop at CodeClan Edinburgh

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Edinburgh

Workshop at The App Business (TAB)

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London

Thursday, Sep 26

Workshop at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library

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Tuesday, Oct 01

Workshop at Propeller Aero

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Sydney

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Workshop at Ubiqum Code Academy

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Barcelona

Workshop at University Centre Peterborough

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Peterborough

Workshop at GoCo

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Houston

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Workshop at Lisk

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Berlin

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Workshop at OneUp Co-Working

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Bristol

Thursday, Oct 10

Workshop at Ordergroove

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New York

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Workshop at The Creative Coast

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Savannah

Tuesday, Oct 15

Workshop at Helsinki Think Company - Center

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Helsinki

Wednesday, Oct 16

Workshop at FiveAI

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Cambridge

Workshop at Flatiron School Houston

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Houston

Thursday, Oct 17

Workshop at Agora Space

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Shanghai

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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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Monday, Dec 09

Workshop at The Creative Coast

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Savannah

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Workshop at Agora Space

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Workshop at Codecademy

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