2018 has been a HUGE year for codebar mobile!
We ran 10 workshops, 5 for Android, and 5 for iOS! This has involved the help of around 100 coach positions, for over 150 students!
Thank you to everyone who has graciously hosted us:
January @ Quander
February @ TransferWise
April @ Deliveroo
May @ Starling Bank
June @ TrainLine
July @ WiPro with help from DevelopHer & Lloyds Banking Group
August @ Twitter
September @ Deloitte Digital
October @ TheAppBusiness
November @ SkyScanner
Thank you to all the coaches who gave up their evening to help our students learn something new.
Thank you to all the students, who even after a long day of doing their regular day came to learn something new and challenged themselves!
Thank you to everyone who left feedback this year, without it we wouldn’t have made things better!
For instance, now we send people an email ahead of the workshops so they can install either Android Studio or XCode. Which is far better than using valuable workshop time to watch a progress bar go!
Another thing we’ve learned through feedback is to diversify our tutorials:
Thank you to everyone who helped worked on the tutorials to make them better.
To Savvas who helped me learn Kotlin in one evening so we could write a tutorial which ended up everyone building their own cookie themed tinder!
Thank you to Londroid, Google IO Extended London, and NSLondon for allowing us to talk about what we’re doing and why we needed support to achieve everything this year!
So what will 2019 entail?
We’re looking for support from the community to help run our workshops from February each month on Thursdays, aiming for the start of the month! We’re a maximum of 10 coaches and 20 students (30 people) who only need some food and drink, wifi, electricity and some comfy chairs to run a workshop! If this is something you think you could help us out with please reach out to mobile [at] codebar [dot] io!
Finally, I like to be held accountable to future goals. This year I had a dream to end the year with a hackathon building apps for social good. Unfortunately too much “life” got in the way to make that happen. In 2019 I want to make this happen! If you’d like to help please find me anywhere on the internet!
Finally, thank you to YOU for taking the time to read this post!