If you are reading this, it means you are interested in organising your own CodeUp branch. That's awesome!
- 1 Apply Now!
- 2 What is CodeUp?
- 3 The Basics
- 3.1 What is a CodeUp session?
- 3.2 Ethos
- 3.3 Using the CodeUp name
- 3.4 Ready?
- 3.5 What do CodeUp organisers and mentors do?
- 3.6 Step by step
- 3.7 Environment
- 3.8 Workshops and other session resources
- 3.9 Mentors
- 3.10 Venue
- 3.11 Example schedule
- 3.12 Costs and sponsors
- 3.13 Media
- 3.14 Promotion
- 3.15 Website
- 3.16 Code of Conduct
- 3.17 FAQ
In this manual we are going to explain to you how CodeUp branches work, what you need to do and how to get started. So... let's get into details:
What is CodeUp?[edit | edit source]
CodeUp is the adult version of Code Club, providing free and friendly adult coding tuition.
We will create an open, friendly and supportive learning environment where any adult can attain new digital skills for zero financial cost.
We see Regular, packed and enjoyable sessions run in multiple locations. We see people not only learning digital skills, but going on to change their lives based on those new skills. We see engaged and passionate mentors teaching people who’ve never written a line of code putting together an application. We see our students return as mentors to invest in the future of CodeUp.
The Basics[edit | edit source]
What is a CodeUp session?[edit | edit source]
CodeUp branches run regular monthly drop-in sessions, taster session style workshops and one-off additional events throughout the year. Both organisers and mentors are volunteers, and all our sessions are free to attend.
CodeUp events are always non-profit and free for participants. We do not pay mentors, speakers or organisers. Attendees don't need any previous knowledge about programming, all the attendees need is a laptop and some curiosity.
Ethos[edit | edit source]
Our passion is learning. as we reach adulthood, attending a learning environment so often comes at a cost. any cost is a barrier. We believe in providing the opportunity for adults to learn how to create great digital experiences; whether that’s writing an app for a smartphone or creating a website for fun.
Most importantly, we provide that opportunity without the barriers; We don’t sell you anything and we won’t charge you anything. We’ll give you a way to learn digital skills in a fun, friendly and inclusive environment.
All we ask is to bring along your enthusiasm a drive to learn something new.
Using the CodeUp name[edit | edit source]
To use the CodeUp brand name, you need to follow these simple steps;
- read this manual
- apply to organise a branch here
- wait for our response
- we will create your branch's meetup page and email account
- we will invite you to the organiser's slack channel
- you can start!
It is very important for us to know about all events that use the CodeUp name. Please make sure not to use it, unless you contacted us.
Ready?[edit | edit source]
Learn what it takes to organise a CodeUp branch...