Codebar Norwich MeetUp No 1… an introduction to codebar
Alexandra Moore of Neontribe has launched with Digital East Anglia a Norwich codebar!
Join us for food, drink and to get yourself set up and get started with learning to code with the help of a mentor. Please read the rest of this post before you sign up and if you do sign up, don’t forget your laptop!
For those of you who do not know who or what codebar is, here is some background info..
What is Codebar?
Who Can Attend a codebar Workshop?
Codebar workshops are free, regular workshops available to women, LGBTQ and people who are underrepresented in the tech industry. If you belong to one of these groups, you are more than welcome to attend. If not, there are some other great initiatives and workshops that are run by Norfolk Developers and we hope in future to be able to provision support for the rest of the community but Digital East Anglia has identified that there is no community running code workshops explicitly for these communities in Norfolk and it is highly underrepresented.
But we welcome anyone to become a codebar mentor and please feel free to sign up if you would like to pass on your skills and enable, support, mentor and welcome women, LGBTQ and people who are underrepresented in the tech industry into the technology industry – we really need YOU, the community to make this happen, so please do get involved!
Why Did You Start codebar in Norwich?
We feel that we should pick up from where the great work SyncDevelopHER events left off in supporting women in technology – SyncDevelopHER events laid the foundations, these events had women speakers and have sadly not taken place for a couple of years but have continued their activities through the DevelopHER Awards and as such Digital East Anglia have decided to sponsor this years awards which will be held in Norwich to further support and promote women in technology in the East of England via the DevelopHER Awards founded by Vickie Allen.
Want to get involved?
Great! Go to: http://www.codebar.io/ and sign up. Once you’ve done that, add yourself as a student or mentor for the Norwich chapter and sign yourself up for our first workshop.
it is totally free to do so, as is attending our workshops. You will have to sign up for workshops via the codebar website, but if you aren’t sure and would like to come along to our first meetup and find out more, RSVP on meetup and pop along, we can help guide you through the signup process on the day (but it is only for this one event, after this, events will be advertised via meetup with a CLOSED RSVP).
Hope to see you on the 8th at St Georges Works, at reception at 6pm!