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Meet up

Talk the walk by Codebar

Thursday, 1st May at Skills Matter, London

This meetup was organised by Codebar in May 2014

Want to break into the world of programming, but don't know where to start? Join Codebar London, a local community initiative aiming to make the tech scene more diverse, for an evening of talks that will make the jump into coding as easy as possible.

What is programming?

In our every day life, we use a lot of computer software. Have you ever wondered how this software is created and wanted to understand more about what programming is?

In this talk, Swathi will be introducing you to programming and its importance. We will be looking at what a programming language is and what it consists of.

Swathi Kantharaja

Swathi Kantharaja is a full stack Web developer living in London. She enjoys coding in Ruby.

Can I ever be good enough to be a developer?

Do you find yourself on the fence as to whether you could feasibly see yourself working as a computer programmer? Maybe you really enjoy learning to code but can't help but think “I could never be good enough”? For numerous reasons, too many women are denying themselves the opportunity to pave a career in software development. In this session I will tell my story of becoming a developer.

I was the same. At university, when first trying to learn to code, I spent many painful nights tearing my hair out, wanting to throw my laptop at the wall, crying woefully into the keyboard. There were times where I found it hard not to give up and my confidence was severely lacking. Since then a lot has changed and I am loving life in my first role as a developer. I will share some of the highs and the lows at this point, still very early into my programming career and help you realise that armed with a willingness to learn and the right support around you, that you may just surprise yourself.

Rosa Fox

Rosa is a developer at Government Digital Service and an organiser of the Code Bar.

Programming bootcamps, are they worth it?

Do you feel that becoming a programmer seems an impossible task? Join me as as I share my story of moving to London and fulfilling my dream of becoming a Software Engineer.

I grew up in Kyrgyzstan in an average family. A lot of things about my current life would have seemed beyond possible to me back then. The fact that I now live in London and my daily commute to work is a a bike ride over the historic Tower Bridge is pretty surreal, but working as a Software Engineer is something that back then would have been completely inconceivable. Me? Really?

Jarkyn Soltobaeva

Jarkyn is a recent recruit to the tech community as a Junior Web Developer. She is always eager to learn how to write beautiful code and apply best practices.

Attending Members

Overview

Want to break into the world of programming, but don't know where to start? Join Codebar London, a local community initiative aiming to make the tech scene more diverse, for an evening of talks that will make the jump into coding as easy as possible.

What is programming?

In our every day life, we use a lot of computer software. Have you ever wondered how this software is created and wanted to understand more about what programming is?

In this talk, Swathi will be introducing you to programming and its importance. We will be looking at what a programming language is and what it consists of.

Swathi Kantharaja

Swathi Kantharaja is a full stack Web developer living in London. She enjoys coding in Ruby.

Can I ever be good enough to be a developer?

Do you find yourself on the fence as to whether you could feasibly see yourself working as a computer programmer? Maybe you really enjoy learning to code but can't help but think “I could never be good enough”? For numerous reasons, too many women are denying themselves the opportunity to pave a career in software development. In this session I will tell my story of becoming a developer.

I was the same. At university, when first trying to learn to code, I spent many painful nights tearing my hair out, wanting to throw my laptop at the wall, crying woefully into the keyboard. There were times where I found it hard not to give up and my confidence was severely lacking. Since then a lot has changed and I am loving life in my first role as a developer. I will share some of the highs and the lows at this point, still very early into my programming career and help you realise that armed with a willingness to learn and the right support around you, that you may just surprise yourself.

Rosa Fox

Rosa is a developer at Government Digital Service and an organiser of the Code Bar.

Programming bootcamps, are they worth it?

Do you feel that becoming a programmer seems an impossible task? Join me as as I share my story of moving to London and fulfilling my dream of becoming a Software Engineer.

I grew up in Kyrgyzstan in an average family. A lot of things about my current life would have seemed beyond possible to me back then. The fact that I now live in London and my daily commute to work is a a bike ride over the historic Tower Bridge is pretty surreal, but working as a Software Engineer is something that back then would have been completely inconceivable. Me? Really?

Jarkyn Soltobaeva

Jarkyn is a recent recruit to the tech community as a Junior Web Developer. She is always eager to learn how to write beautiful code and apply best practices.

Who's coming?

Attending Members