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 upcoming courses will be held on 23 July and 30 July at The Young Foundation


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 minibarlabs.com

MiniBarCamp at Ravensbourne

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

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

    Rupert Hurley