CodeNewbie is a non-profit organization that helps developers by providing free education, mentorship opportunities, and an online forum.

This community started as a weekly Twitter chat in 2014, and since then it has grown to a global community of developers in the early stages of their careers. CodeNewbie is also part of DEV, another community for developers. The weekly chat also continues today, every Wednesday at 9 PM EST. In these sessions, the CodeNewbie team asks questions on a different topic each week, and members can join the chat and answer them by using the #CodeNewbie hashtag.

You can join for free and get access to CodeNewbie's online forum. Inside, you will find over 5900 developers from all over the world, with diverse backgrounds and expertise levels. Members talk about many different programming languages inside the forum, and you can create your own posts to share what you are learning or to ask questions. It's a great place to get advice and feedback as well, and to leverage other programmers' experiences and insights to further grow your knowledge.

Additionally, the online forum has a dedicated section where you will find mentorship opportunities and a job board. These listings are great to develop your career and growing as a programmer. Furthermore, the online forum is full of resources members share every day. You can find helpful training and book recommendations, as well as useful links, articles, and videos. Other great sources of content are the CodeNewbies podcasts (CodeNewbie Podcast and Base.CS), and the community's blog and YouTube channel.

To get even more learning opportunities, you can attend the annual conference "CodeLand". This conference is produced by CodeNewbie and DEV. The 2021's edition was a 2-day conference of 6 hours each day. Attendees enjoy talks with industry experts, panel discussions, and optional workshops. It's also a great networking opportunity to meet other developers and companies looking to hire their next talents.

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  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2014
  • Founders:

    Saron Yitbarek

  • Amount of members: 5,900
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Job board: Yes
  • Language: English
  • ONG: Yes
  • Method: Virtual


Learn how to code:
CodeNewbie is a great community for anyone interested in learning how to code. You can find lots of content and resources to further develop your skills and successfully build a career as a developer.

Connect with fellow developers:
The community's online forum is a great place to meet like-minded developers from diverse backgrounds and expertise levels. You can leverage other members' knowledge and get advice, feedback, and insights from their coding experiences.

Get access to industry experts:
The annual conference CodeLand gives you access to many industry leaders in the form of expert talks, panel discussions, and workshops, to skyrocket your career and get juicy job opportunities in the tech industry.



No requirements.



Every Wednesday at 9 PM EST, you can join CodeNewbie's Twitter chats. Each week the community's team asks questions on a specific topic that other members can reply using the #CodeNewbie hashtag. You can also interact with fellow developers and respond to their coding experiences and stories. It's a great opportunity to share and receive links and resources, and to get advice/feedback from others.

Learning Events

Every year you can participate in the CodeLand Conference. This conference is for early-career programmers and also for experienced developers. The conference it's organized by two coding communities: CodeNewbies and DEV. The 2021 version of the conference took place virtually during the course of two days, six hours each day. It was full of talks with experts, panel discussions, and optional workshops. 

Networking Events

You can interact with other beginners developers in the community's online forum. Inside, you can find lots of tutorials written by members on many different development languages and how to do diverse tasks. Additionally, there are posts with coding experiences, insights, and things members have learned along the way.

In the forum, you can share resources, ask for feedback and advice, and get accountability to reach your goals when you lack motivation to keep practicing. On the other hand, the forum also has a "Listings" section. Inside, you will find job offers and mentorship opportunities. To join is totally free and you can meet like-minded developers who are also in the early stages of their careers.

Content Library

CodeNewbie has currently two podcasts. On the one hand, you can listen to CodeNewbie Podcast, which features stories of diverse developers and their coding journeys. On the other hand, the Base.cs podcast covers the basics of computer science in short and fun episodes. The community's blog is also a great place to get more content for beginner developers.

Additionally, you will find lots of resources on CodeNewbie's online forum. Members share useful links every day and provide recommendations on boot camps, courses, and other types of training.


CodeNewbie is a non-profit organization that empowers beginner developers to further pursue their careers, and don't give up on their coding practice. They provide free education and a free online forum for members to get accountability, networking, and advice. There are also free mentorship opportunities available at CodeNewbie.


"Communities like @CodeNewbies, @WomenWhoCode, @AnitaB_org helped me build up my confidence and hope in tech again." -Twitter User

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