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Mon, 24th April at 18:30



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Please join us for the April edition of codebar Monthlies!

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.

Khalid, “Barriers to Entry in the JavaScript Community"

In this talk, I'll share what it was like for me as a new JavaScript programmer from a minority background. We’ll then discuss some ideas for creating more welcoming environments.

Lightning Talks
Jo Franchetti, "What happens when you put lego in a washing machine"

How lego complexes, created when a bucket of lego is put through a wash cycle, are a fun example of a Monte Carlo sampler, and what other uses Monte Carlo samplers have.

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?

  • Kaitlyn Tierney (she/her)

    Kaitlyn Tierney (she/her)
  • Sapphire Mason-Brown (She/Her)

    Sapphire Mason-Brown (She/Her)
  • Sam Plews (he/him)

    Sam Plews (he/him)
  • Richard Westenra (he/him)

    Richard Westenra (he/him)
  • Lisa  Mac

    Lisa Mac
  • Funmi Adewodu (She/Her)

    Funmi Adewodu (She/Her)
  • Shu-yang Chia (He/Him)

    Shu-yang Chia (He/Him)
  • Kirstie  Langan (Miss)

    Kirstie Langan (Miss)
  • Elena Beccaro (she)

    Elena Beccaro (she)
  • Ben Scott (He/him)

    Ben Scott (He/him)
  • Jazzy Gasper (She/her)

    Jazzy Gasper (She/her)
  • Ebere Nwoko

    Ebere Nwoko
  • maria cogo (she)

    maria cogo (she)
  • Rachael Ward (She/her)

    Rachael Ward (She/her)
  • Victoria Ledsom (she/her)

    Victoria Ledsom (she/her)
  • tas torkia (n/a)

    tas torkia (n/a)
  • Oliver Turner

    Oliver Turner
  • Sofia Pohjalainen

    Sofia Pohjalainen
  • Daniel Liburd

    Daniel Liburd
  • Emily Chai (she/her)

    Emily Chai (she/her)
  • Eva Tkavc (she)

    Eva Tkavc (she)
  • Fatuma Khaireh (Her/she)

    Fatuma Khaireh (Her/she)
  • Giancarlo Galliani (He)

    Giancarlo Galliani (He)
  • Felix Harrison (he/him)

    Felix Harrison (he/him)
  • Chris Cooper (he/him)

    Chris Cooper (he/him)
  • Izabela  Jelonek (she/her)

    Izabela Jelonek (she/her)
  • Gonçalo Morais (He/him)

    Gonçalo Morais (He/him)
  • Eliska Copland (She)

    Eliska Copland (She)
  • Goundo Sidibe (She)

    Goundo Sidibe (She)
  • Barbara Shinkarenko

    Barbara Shinkarenko
  • Zimuzo Ezeozue (He)

    Zimuzo Ezeozue (He)
  • Remyce Savanna

    Remyce Savanna
  • Kaushik Chaubal

    Kaushik Chaubal
  • Fiona Dorrington (She)

    Fiona Dorrington (She)
  • Luke Sheard

    Luke Sheard
  • Nelly Kiboi (She)

    Nelly Kiboi (She)
  • Sergio Garcez (he/him)

    Sergio Garcez (he/him)
  • agata krzywda

    agata krzywda
  • Dafin Aziz

    Dafin Aziz
  • Patricia Cupueran

    Patricia Cupueran
  • Kamara Bennett (she/her)

    Kamara Bennett (she/her)
  • Angela Hamer (She)

    Angela Hamer (She)
  • Denislav Dimitrov (he/him)

    Denislav Dimitrov (he/him)
  • Astrid Ronja Novicky (She)

    Astrid Ronja Novicky (She)


  • Kriszta Matyi (she/her)

    Kriszta Matyi (she/her)
  • Hazel Parreno

    Hazel Parreno
  • James Spencer (they/them)

    James Spencer (they/them)