moreinfoCodeMaker – A one day course to teach you the essentials of coding, how web and mobile apps work and how to build them. Being more digitally enlightened will enable you to converse better with software developers, scope projects and make better choices in your digital projects. Attendees have included senior marketeers from Adidas, BBC Worldwide, Diageo, Money Supermarket, Mr and Ms Smith, Haymarket, Phillip Morris and many of London’s leading agencies as well as others who want to manage their digital project better.

The next courses will be held on 25 and 26 March 2015 at the Trampery Old Street, home of the Publics Drugstore.

CodeMaker video – Learn to Make a Website in a Day

We recently took a few groups of Publicis London employees through the one day CodeMaker course and they had a ball. One of them even told us that she managed to impress her 13 year old son afterwards with her new found coding skills. And as we all know its not easy to to impress a 13 year old. Well done! One a more serious note: everybody who went onto the CodeMaker course said that understanding ‘digital’, which is so often surrounded by a wall of mysterious geek talk will make their work with clients better. It is a truly amazing experience to witness a whole group going from learning the basics of programming to building their own website using HTML, CSS, Javasript and some API”s. Have a look at the video, enjoy and if you are interested in joining the CodeMaker revolution drop us a note at hello at

Thurs 29th Jan saw the third prescription of our monthly innovation event ‘Meet the Makers’ held at the Publicis Drugstore.

This time our focus was on the rise of digital currencies and their potential to disrupt traditional finance models, as well as an explanation of the more basic fundamentals – what actually is Bitcoin and what does it mean for us?

After a drinks reception in the amazing Ballroom space, the 100 strong crowd of Publicis staff, clients and agency friends settled down to listen to four presentations by the entrepreneurs currently transforming finance…. Read more

MiniBar, 27 April 2013, ‘Focus on Northern Ireland’

If you could not make it to the last MiniBar check out the video featuring five interesting new tech start ups from Northern Ireland. Our friends from the NISPO fund invested in them and were so kind to bring them over. There seems be lots of opportunities to open a business in Northern Ireland. The developers are cheaper, it is easier to raise investment and grants and last but not least rents are cheaper as well (even if you can’t understand a bloody word of what they are talking about after a couple of pints).

The video features the following companies:

Aaron Taylor – Goprezzo
Breda Doherty – Hubb it
Vincent Breslin – Sians Plan

Chris Johnston – Adoreboard
Patrick Cutliffe  – Choorp

  • About MiniBar “Simply the best non corporate(suits) group on the internet in London if not Europe…”

    Ian Dawson
  • “Excellent group for meeting a great range of people interested in tech “stuff”.”

    Rupert Hurley
  • CEO and Founder of Shutl ‘When we started Shutl MiniBar was crucial for us in spreading the word to tech community’

    Tom Allason
  • VP Product and founder of Cloudmade “We launched our first business at MiniBar in London – I now live in San Francisco and wish they’d do one here “

    Nick Black
  • Founder of DoNation on MiniBar “ Really interesting mix of people, definitely helped me to overcome my fear of techie geeks… ”

    Hermione Taylor