Coffee and coding

The aim of the coffee and coding meetups is to nurture, enable and encourage a vibrant, supportive and inclusive coding community at an organisation. Coffee and coding provides a regular opportunity for people within an organisation who are interested in coding to share skills and knowledge, provide advice and guidance to each other and generally network and get to know each other.

A common format is 40 minutes for a presentation and questions to the presenter(s) followed by 20 minutes Code Surgery. The presentations usually take the form of a demonstration of a tool or technique and/or a show and tell of work done within the department using these methods. The Code Surgery provides the opportunity for people to pose any coding related queries or ruminations or ideas to the gathered coding community.

Some sessions are live-streamed and recorded. Contact presenters or organisers for material (videos, slides, notes) that isn’t publicly available – it might be possible for them to share it with you directly.

Offers to present sessions in other departments are often gratefully accepted.

Coffee and coding groups

This group meet up every two weeks on Fridays from 10.15 to 11.15 am at Horse Guards Road and via Google Hangouts.

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Takes place weekly at 10 to 11am on Wednesdays – open to all.

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  • W:/TRAINSHARE on CBAS (only open to CBAS users in BEIS and partner organisations)

Sessions are usually held on every other Wednesday morning from 10 to 11am. Rooms are booked for the London, Sheffield, and Darlington offices.
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All events are arranged via their Eventbrite link.

Sessions take place in London, Manchester, Newcastle and Liverpool.

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Usually once a month on Friday mornings.

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  • internal GitLab Charlie Willis

Roughly fortnightly on Monday afternoon’s, held in 2 Marsham Street, London.

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  • internal Microsoft Teams site “Coffee and Coding Public”

Sessions held every Wednesday morning 9 to 10am at the UK Hydrographic Office, Taunton.

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Meetups are monthly on a Friday.

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