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Coffee and coding

The aim of the Coffee & Coding meetups is to nurture, enable and encourage a vibrant, supportive and inclusive coding community at an organisation. Coffee & 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/ruminations/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
Organisation Resources Contact Notes
Cabinet Office Website and GitHub coffee-and-coding@cabinetoffice.gov.uk Every two weeks on Fridays from 10.15 to 11.15, Horse Guards Road and Google Hangouts
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy W:/TRAINSHARE on CBAS (open only to CBAS users in BEIS and partner orgs) coffeeandcoding@beis.gov.uk Weekly at 10-11am on Wednesdays, open to all
Department for Education https://github.com/dfe-analytical-services/coffee-and-coding coffee.coding@education.gov.uk Sessions are usually held on every other Wednesday morning from 10-11AM. Rooms are booked for the London, Sheffield, and Darlington offices.
Department of Health and Social Care https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/health-r-coding-club-tickets-52481515626 All events are arranged via the eventbrite link.
Department for Transport https://github.com/departmentfortransport/coffee-and-coding coffee.coding@dft.gov.uk
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) alice.whiteway@hmrc.gov.uk Sessions happen in London, Manchester, Newcastle and Liverpool
Ministry of Defence Internal GitLab Charlie Willis charles.wills106@mod.uk Usually once a month on Friday mornings
Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government Internal Microsoft Teams site ‘Coffee & Coding Public’ coffeeandcoding@communities.gov.uk Roughly fortnightly on Monday afternoon’s, held in 2 Marsham Street, London
Ministry of Justice (MoJ) https://github.com/moj-analytical-services/coffee-and-coding-public Coffee-and-Coding@justice.gov.uk
Office for National Statistics Data Science Campus https://github.com/datasciencecampus/coffee-and-coding coffee.coding@ons.gov.uk Monthly
UK Hydrographic Office https://github.com/UKHO/coffee-and-code coffee-and-code@ukho.gov.uk Sessions held every Wednesday morning 9-10am at the UK Hydrographic Office, Taunton
Welsh Government CoffeeCoding@gov.wales, Coffi.Codio@llyw.cymru Monthly on a Friday

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