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codebar - Skills Development Sessions


Options generally cover:

  • HTML & CSS
  • JavaScrpt
  • Python
  • Ruby


codebar itself is volunteer led, running workshops and other events all around the world. The workshops themselves follow a format of 30 minutes of socialising with food and drink, followed sometimes by a lightning talk, then coding. The codebar participants/students are paired either 1 to 1 or 2 to 1 with the coaches and can either go through the online courses available via the site, or get assistance with their own projects.

The workshops are free, led by Yoyo Design, and available to people who fit the eligibility criteria. These workshops form part of the County wide Kent codebar chapter, with the hopes to get more women, LGBTQ and people from other underrepresented groups involved with programming as well as getting tech sector based companies involved with supporting these communities in and around Kent.

Food and Drink will be provided / Bring your own laptop!

If you haven’t already signed up to codebar as either a coach or student, you can do so at

For any companies who would like become a sponsor for the Kent chapter, you can find more information at or email

24th June '19 at 18:30- 21:00 (Sibson Seminar Room 6)

29th July '19 at 18:30- 21:00 (Sibson Seminar Room 6)

19th August '19 at 18:30- 21:00 (Sibson Seminar Room 6)

September '19 - TBC

October '19 - TBC

November '19 - TBC

Depending on the workshop and available coaches sometimes there are other languages available too. A page of tutorials that codebar uses can be found at

The coding part of the workshops tend to consist of the codebar student going through one of the tutorials on the site, or another code tutorial site, such as There are a few rules around the type of work participants can do. For example they shouldn't be doing any paid for work, bootcamp or external learning based work during the workshop.


The normal format is 30 minutes of socialising with food and drink, followed by a lightning talk then coding.


codebar encourage new participants / students to work on their HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, Python or Git tutorials. They also help them understand programming concepts.

Therefore codebar are always on the lookout for more developers to join their community and help coach at their workshops. If you are interested in being a coach then please visit here

Participants (Codebar Students)

codebar participants (codebar 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.




yoyo Design


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Last Updated: 05/04/2019