Tech Returners, a community which aims to remove barriers which all returners face after a career break, is bringing coding and charity together with a series of learning events which will raise funds for NHS Charities Together.

Over the Easter bank holiday, 150 individuals from the Tech Returners community came together to take part in a CodeWars Challenge, designed to enhance tech skills and bring people together during lockdown. Anyone who completes the challenge will win a £10 Amazon voucher, and Tech Returners has pledged to make a £10 per head donation on behalf of those who take part and finish the learning event.

On top of this, the organisation has also launched a 5-day webinar programme – ‘Dinner & DevOps’, which will bring together a collective of software engineers and developers from businesses including Hiring Hub, Barclays and AutoTrader. Here, they will expand their DevOps knowledge and skills, with 10% of any sign up fees also going to NHS Charities Together.

Speaking about the events, CTO James Heggs has commented:

“Our focus is and always has been on positive learning experiences which bring our community together, being in lockdown hasn’t changed that so we’ve created these challenges and courses which whilst done remotely are very much designed to bring people together and we knew we could go one step further by raising some funds along the way for our fantastic NHS”

The Dinner and DevOps webinar challenge will continue throughout this week, with a second course scheduled in line with Spring Bank Holiday. Meanwhile, Tech Returners is continuing to deliver two cohorts of its extremely successful and widely-known ‘Your Journey Into Tech’ programme, with 30 returners set to graduate in May and July of this year.

For more information on Tech Returners programmes visit