Coffee and coding

The aim of the coffee and coding meetups is to nurture, enable and encourage a vibrant, supportive and inclusive coding community at an organisation. Coffee and 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, or presenters, followed by 20 minutes Code Surgery. The presentations usually take the form of a demonstration of a tool or technique or a ‘show and tell’ of work done in the department using these methods. The Code Surgery provides the opportunity for people to pose any coding related queries or ruminations or ideas to the gathered coding community.

Some sessions are live-streamed and recorded. Contact presenters or organisers for resources that are not publicly available, as it might be possible for them to share them with you directly. Resources could include videos, slides, or notes.

Offers to present sessions in other departments are often gratefully accepted.

Coffee and coding groups

This group meet up every two weeks on Fridays from 10.15 to 11.15 am at Horse Guards Road and on Google Hangouts.

If you have any questions about the sessions, please email .

You may find the following resources useful:

Sessions are open to everyone and take place once a week from 10 to 11am on Wednesdays.

If you have any questions about the sessions, please email .

You can find more information on W:/TRAINSHARE on CBAS. This is only available to CBAS users in BEIS and partner organisations.

Sessions are usually held on every other Wednesday morning from 10 to 11am. Rooms are booked for the London, Sheffield, and Darlington offices.
If you have any questions about the sessions, please email .

You can find more information about the Department for Education’s coffee and coding sessions on GitHub.

Sessions usually take place fortnightly on Monday afternoons at 2 Marsham Street, London.

If you have any questions about the sessions, please email .

You can find more information about the coffee and coding sessions run by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on their internal Microsoft Teams site called ‘Coffee and Coding Public’.

If you have any questions about the sessions, please email .

You can find more information about the Department for Transport’s coffee and coding session on GitHub.

Sessions take place in London, Manchester, Newcastle, and Liverpool.

If you would like more information about the sessions, please email .

Sessions usually take place once a month on a Friday morning.

If you have any questions about the sessions, please contact .

You can find more information about the Ministry of Defence coffee and coding sessions on the internal GitLab page.

If you have any questions about the Ministry of Justice sessions, please contact the team at .

You can find more information about the Ministry of Justice coffee and coding sessions on GitHub.

Sessions take place once a month.

If you have any questions about the sessions, please contact the team at .

You can find more information about Data Science Campus coffee and coding sessions on GitHub.

Office for Rail and Road (ORR) Coffee and Coding sessions are open to everyone.

If you would like more information about the sessions, please contact the team at DataScience@orr.gov.uk.

Sessions take place every Wednesday morning from 9 to 10am at the UK Hydrographic Office in Taunton.

If you have any questions about the sessions, please contact the team at .

You can find more information about the UK Hydrographic Office coffee and coding sessions on GitHub.

Sessions take place once a month on a Friday.

If you would like more information about the sessions, please contact the team at or .