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CODEBAR	

BRIDGINGTHE DIVERSITY GAP
WHAT IS CODEBAR?
• Initiative promoting diversity by teaching women and
minorities programming for free	

• Weekly worksho...
WHERE IS IT?
• Started in London in October	

• Today running our first workshop in Brighton	

• Thanks to @rosaemerald and...
• Would be amazing to have events running
across the UK	

• Help by spreading the word or 	

• If you live outside London,...
STRUCTURE
• Students can work on any tutorial - friendly for variety of
levels	

• Goal is to release a new tutorial every...
WHAT DO WETEACH?
• Set of tutorials who become progressively advanced	

• Begin at basics, HTML/CSS	

• Focus on building ...
WHAT’S ATUTORIAL LIKE?
• Explain concepts	

• Give background information	

• Show example(s)
BUILDTHINGS!
• Focus on goal	

• Prepare what’s less
important (e.g. HTML/CSS
for Javascript tutorials)	

• Detailed step ...
ONLY WORKSHOPS?
• No, not just workshops!	

• Focused one day long courses to explain more
specialised concepts
SO FAR…
• HTTP Fundamentals	

• Understanding how requests work	

!
• Talk your walk	

• Get more women speakers out there!
UPCOMING COURSES…
• Git and Github	

!
• The terminal
MORE…
• Responsive Design	

!
• Testing andTDD
CHALLENGES
• Finding space (and food) can be hard	

• Gauging attendance and matching numbers of
coaches	

• Finding coach...
• Enforcing minority specific goals without being
offensive	

• Creating and enforcing a policy	

• Becoming a charity!
CAN I HELP?
• Coach at our workshops	

• Write a tutorial	

• Or improve what’s already there	

• Maybe run a course?
WANTTO DO MORE?
• Spread the word	

• Get other developers involved	

• Speak to your boss about us, host a workshop	

• G...
http://codebar.io
!
@by_codebar
THANKS! ANY QUESTIONS?
@despo
!
RESOURCES
• Sign up as a student or coach http://codebar.io	

• Tutorials http://codebar.github.io/tutorials	

• Github ht...
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We are all too familiar with the diversity problem in the tech industry. Being vocal on issues is important, but to make a difference we must also act. In October, I decided to start Codebar as an attempt to offer free weekly coding workshops to women, LGBT and other underrepresented minorities with the help of the community.

Through my personal experiences and struggles as a developer, I've learned just how important communities and the support they offer are. Things are easier when someone is sitting next to us offering a helping hand or just encouraging us to continue.The talk focuses on Codebar, what this is all about, the vision, and what you can do to help make tech a better and more welcome place.

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Codebar - Bridging the diversity gap

  1. 1. CODEBAR BRIDGINGTHE DIVERSITY GAP
  2. 2. WHAT IS CODEBAR? • Initiative promoting diversity by teaching women and minorities programming for free • Weekly workshops • Friendly and supportive environment • Encouragement: Everyone should attend • Eliminate the fear of I’m not good enough to be programming
  3. 3. WHERE IS IT? • Started in London in October • Today running our first workshop in Brighton • Thanks to @rosaemerald and @phuunet <3 <3 <3 • New chapter coming up soon in Edinburgh!
  4. 4. • Would be amazing to have events running across the UK • Help by spreading the word or • If you live outside London, start your own chapter!
  5. 5. STRUCTURE • Students can work on any tutorial - friendly for variety of levels • Goal is to release a new tutorial every week • Pair small groups (1-3) students with coach for direct assistance and feedback • Offer support on personal projects, if we have the capacity
  6. 6. WHAT DO WETEACH? • Set of tutorials who become progressively advanced • Begin at basics, HTML/CSS • Focus on building up knowledge, not solving specific problems • Aim to build something in each workshop. • Sense of achievement makes people want to do more
  7. 7. WHAT’S ATUTORIAL LIKE?
  8. 8. • Explain concepts • Give background information • Show example(s)
  9. 9. BUILDTHINGS! • Focus on goal • Prepare what’s less important (e.g. HTML/CSS for Javascript tutorials) • Detailed step by step guide • Aim for excitement!
  10. 10. ONLY WORKSHOPS? • No, not just workshops! • Focused one day long courses to explain more specialised concepts
  11. 11. SO FAR… • HTTP Fundamentals • Understanding how requests work ! • Talk your walk • Get more women speakers out there!
  12. 12. UPCOMING COURSES… • Git and Github ! • The terminal
  13. 13. MORE… • Responsive Design ! • Testing andTDD
  14. 14. CHALLENGES • Finding space (and food) can be hard • Gauging attendance and matching numbers of coaches • Finding coaches with free time - we run workshops every week
  15. 15. • Enforcing minority specific goals without being offensive • Creating and enforcing a policy • Becoming a charity!
  16. 16. CAN I HELP? • Coach at our workshops • Write a tutorial • Or improve what’s already there • Maybe run a course?
  17. 17. WANTTO DO MORE? • Spread the word • Get other developers involved • Speak to your boss about us, host a workshop • Get your wife/girlfriend/friend to sign up as a student
  18. 18. http://codebar.io ! @by_codebar
  19. 19. THANKS! ANY QUESTIONS?
  20. 20. @despo !
  21. 21. RESOURCES • Sign up as a student or coach http://codebar.io • Tutorials http://codebar.github.io/tutorials • Github http://github.com/codebar • Want to do more? Let’s have a chat. • Email me! despo@codebar.io

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