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Codebar Bristol

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 hosted across 22 different cities across the world from London to Sydney, Manchester to Shanghai and from 2019 we kick off in Bristol!


Our students come from a variety of backgrounds. Some want to become full-time developers, where as some would like to learn the basics of coding in a supportive environment.

We offer a welcoming, inclusive and learning-friendly environment, and have a zero tolerance policy towards any form of harassment or inappropriate behavior. Before you sign up, read our code of conduct .

If you would like to attend as a student, make sure you meet our eligibility criteria as our workshops are only available to women, LGBTQ, people from underrepresented minority groups.

Lastly, when you click the sign up button, you’ll be taken to something called GitHub. After logging in with a GitHub account, you’ll be taken back to the codebar website. If you don’t have an account yet, you’ll need to create one. It doesn’t take long and it’s something that will come in handy when you get started with coding!

You can sign up to join our vibrant community and attend our workshops here 


We couldn’t run without you. We encourage new students to work on HTML/CSS/JavaScript, Python or Git. We also help them understand programming concepts. We are always on the lookout for more developers to join our community and help coach at our workshops. You can sign up as a coach here

Our first event is happening on Tuesday 12th February from 6.30pm at Runway East Bristol and kindly sponsored by Immersive Labs. Our normal format is 30 minutes of socialising with food and drinks, followed by a quick overview of what we are going to get up to then coding.

We are really pleased with the support so far.  Although to enable us to expand Codebar Bristol we are looking for help and further support by local companies to sponsor future workshops in 2019. Please get in touch for more info

Keep an eye out for an overview on how our first workshop went next month.

Thanks for being amazing Bristol.


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