The codebar unconference is back! Now in its FIFTH year, uncodebar is our annual one day event that encourages the codebar community to come together, share knowledge and strengthen the community that supports our workshops.
You can get the scoop on last year's event here.
uncodebar is an unconference, a "loosely structured open space event emphasising the informal exchange of information and ideas between participants".
Instead, the event lives and dies by the participation of its attendees. They propose talks, workshops and panels and decide what topics will be discussed. Then they convene separate breakout sessions.
In other words, an unconference has no agenda until the participants create it.
See what people said last year:
💖 🌈 Super enjoyable to write about #uncodebar4 and revisit the wonderful experience of @codebar's annual #unconference! Thank you @TwitterUK @womeng for hosting us again! #uncodebar https://t.co/HEuqiS8s2S— Kara de la Marck (@KaraMarck) October 5, 2018
#uncodebar wraps up after a day of brilliant talks, sessions and one terrific poetry 💖 Thanks for the hosting and catering the amazing food @TwitterUK 😋😍 Major props to all the @codebar organizers who made this happen! 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/HMdtgKbo3P— Karan (@geekykaran) September 15, 2018
Beaming after a great day at #uncodebar. What a group of wonderful people! Thanks to @twitter for hosting and @ThisIsJoFrank @Brainfoodinator @indykidd and @KimberleyCook91 for such a great job organizing!— Giancarlo G P (@juancarlito88) September 15, 2018
This is an opportunity for anyone to propose and run a session on the day - in the supportive environment that codebar is known for.
We're counting on everyone attending to make some amazing sessions to happen. Of course, not absolutely everyone needs to prepare something but we encourage all levels to think about the topics/sessions they are interested in. We welcome sessions from seasoned and first time speakers, there is no better setting to practice that talk you had in mind for a while.
This is a 100% participant-driven event: we're only going to suggest time slots and spaces, and in the morning, you'll pitch sessions and snag slots on the schedule.
As this is an unconference, you can decide what type of session you want to run: workshops, talks, discussions, etc are all welcome. Topics can include anything related to web development, software development, game development, learning, mentoring, community, and many more. This event is what we/you make of it -- the organisers will just be present to make sure you're engaged, entertained, well-fed and hydrated.
At our regular workshops the number of students outweighs the number of coaches by a fair bit. For this event we are aiming to have at least half the coaches if not more. This is only to ensure that we have a good base of industry knowledge and experience among participants to drive knowledge sharing and insightful discussions on a variety of topics. This does not mean that you shouldn't propose a session if you are student or only recently entered the industry. We would especially like to see sessions run or initiated by such attendees. Having a good amount of coaches is to ensure that there's a bit of balance. So please do not be discouraged during the sign up when you need to choose between signing up as a coach or signing up as a student.
If you sign up as student, this doesn't mean you can't run a session. If you sign up as a coach, this doesn't mean that you are obliged to run one.
If you have an idea for a session but need help developing it, feel free to get in touch with any of the codebar organisers.
All attendees are welcome to join the #uncodebar channel in the codebar Slack to discuss potential sessions and session ideas. We will also be using the channel on the day for posting info and other updates.
Are you travelling from outside of London? We encourage you to get in touch with us on [email protected] before you book your travel. We have set a budget to contribute towards travel expenses. Usual eligibility criteria apply, however if you are running a session and we haven't used up our budget then we may also be able to help.
Accessibility information: lifts, accessible toilets
09:30 - 10:00 ✍️ Arrivals and registration
10:00 - 10:15 📈 Welcome talk and session pitches
10:15 - 11:00 ⏳ 1st round of sessions
11:15 - 12:00 ⏳ 2nd round of sessions
12:00 - 13:00 🍝 Lunch
13:00 - 13:10 ⚡️ Sponsors talks
13:15 - 14:00 ⏳ 3rd round of sessions
14:15 - 15:00 ⏳ 4th round of sessions
15:15 - 16:00 ⏳ 5th round of sessions
16:00 - 16:30 ☕️ Break
16:45 - 17:30 ⚡️ Lightning talks
17:30 onwards 🍹 Pub (TBD) for refreshments