About Us

We are a community-run youth coding club based in Brixton, empowering young people to learn to code. We strive to make coding more accessible for young people and provide free monthly workshops in the local area, open to any young person (aged 10 - 17years) wishing to attend. Sign up now!

Coder Brixton mentors are all volunteers working within the technology sector and have undergone full DBS security checks. Mentors generously donate their time, talent and expertise.

Interested in becoming a mentor? Get in touch!

To keep our sessions free we rely on the generous donations from individuals and companies. Please consider supporting our work.

Join a workshop

Coder Brixton workshops take place on the first Saturday of every month (from 1.30pm to 4.30pm) at the amazing offices of Digital Detox in Brixton.

Our workshops are open to any young person aged 10-17 years. We aim to accommodate young people of all skill levels, from absolute beginners to seasoned hobbyists.

There are limited spaces for all our workshops and due to demand, we operate a waiting list system. Once signed up, you will be informed when spaces become available for our workshops.

Join the waiting list

"We need more coders; we need more people who understand how to put data online."

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, British inventor of The Internet.

Become a Volunteer

Interested in volunteering? We're always on the lookout for new mentors to join our team. Mentoring is a great opportunity to share your skills and expertise with young people with a keen interest in coding.

Join our great team of coding enthusiasts and volunteer a few hours of your time each month to empower young people in the local community of Brixton.

Become a mentor

The Mentors

Dave Hooper

Dave Hooper

Software developer by day, gamer and tinkerer by night, I've enjoyed programming since I was 7, because making things is fun and an incredible learning experience.

Gareth Shapiro

Gareth Shapiro

I've been coding since I was 10. It feels great to be inspiring the next wave of youngsters interested in learning something that I’ve enjoyed for so long.

Kaif Ahmed

Kaif Ahmed

I recently entered the world of coding as a JavaScript developer. Mentoring young people who are learning to code has been an incredibly rewarding experience.

Three young people working on a project together at a Coder Brixton workshop.
A Coder Brixton mentor assisting a young person.
A young person at a Coder Brixton workshop.
A large group of young people at a Coder Brixton workshop.
Two young people working on a project together at a Coder Brixton workshop.

Support Our Work

Coder Brixton is organised and run entirely by unpaid volunteers. Our events are free of charge to all attendees, however we do have general running costs (equipment, room hire, snacks) and we can only succeed with the help of our supporters. You can support us to continue this great initiative by making a donation today.

"Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer..."

Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc.

Become a Sponsor

We are free and open to any young person wishing to attend. We strive to remove barriers to learning and none of this would be possible without the generous support from the companies below.

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Our Supporters

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