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Kainos CodeCamp is coming to Birmingham for the first time!

Following seven successful years of our flagship event in Belfast, we're bringing CodeCamp to Birmingham, meaning that more STEM students than ever will get the chance to kick start a career in tech.

The two-week long day camp is totally free of charge, and is for STEM students aged 14-18. You'll learn how to build apps from scratch, take part in interactive sessions with IT geniuses and hear talks on everything from cybercrime to artificial intelligence, gaining an insight into the latest tech.

You'll get the chance to compete for some very cool tech prizes as well as getting to present your final app or website to a panel of industry experts!

So what are you waiting for? Register your interest in attending now and we'll let you know as soon as applications open.

Date: Monday 22 July to Friday 2 August

Times: 10am to 4pm

Location: Birmingham City University

Open to: STEM students aged 14 to 18

Cost: Free

So if you want to kick-start your career in tech, learn from the experts, improve your skills and get ahead of the rest, what are you waiting for? Apply before Friday 21 June 2019.

Why attend CodeCamp

Improve your skills, from programming to project management
Enjoy hands-on experience of the latest tech
Get mentoring from our friendly software developers
Kick-start your future with academic and career advice
Be inspired by talks and demos from our guest speakers
Get the chance to win great prizes or even ongoing support for your app

What will you learn?

What skills will you take away?

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Frequently asked questions

CodeCamp 2019 takes place from Monday 22nd July – Friday 2nd August.

CodeCamp will be held at Birmingham City University.

Kainos CodeCamp is open to students aged 14-18 who are studying a STEM subject, e.g. maths, science, computing, engineering and technology.

Attendees need to be able to commit to attending the course full time for all 10 days – part time attendance will not be permitted.

To apply to CodeCamp you must be able to commit to attending full time for all ten days. If during the course you’re unable to attend for any reason for more than two days, you will forfeit your place. We ask for this commitment to make sure that everyone gets the most of out the course – each day will build on work done on the previous day, so it’s important you’re there for the whole time.

No, you don't need any previous experience – all you need to have is an interest in software development and our mentors will guide you through the rest.

All you need to do is complete the application form by Friday 21 June, including a 250-word statement on why you want to attend CodeCamp. After the closing date, we’ll review the applications and get back to you to let you know if you’ve got a place.

You’ll need to get your application in by Friday 21 June. No applications will be accepted after this date. Places are NOT first-come, first-served but we recommend you apply early if you can to avoid a last-minute panic!

We’ll select applicants from everyone who meets the entry requirements based on your 250-word statement about why you want to attend CodeCamp – so take your time to answer this. There's some tips on what we're looking for below.

We're looking for people who are keen, enthusiastic and interested in all things tech, so you can include anything you think demonstrates that you're one of those people.

You can include anything you think shows us your interest in technology. For example, if you've been to any similar events or clubs, explain what you enjoyed about them. If you have a STEM-related hobby, tell us what it is and why you like it. But most importantly of all, tell us why you want to come to CodeCamp and what you're hoping to get out of it.

You don't have to be an expert, you just have to really want to come along to CodeCamp and be committed to making the most of the opportunity. So make sure your application shows us that you're excited about CodeCamp and tells us why.

If you have your own Android device, we recommend you bring this with you to test your app regularly.

At CodeCamp, you’ll get hands-on time with lots of different technologies and gadgets, including the latest VR and AR headsets!

Participants of the Foundation course will use App Inventor to build an Android app, while participants of the Advanced course will use HTML, CSS and JavaScript to develop a website.

We’ll place everyone who submitted a strong application but didn’t get a place onto a waiting list. If anyone drops out prior to the event, we’ll allocate their place to someone on the waiting list.

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If you are interested in attending CodeCamp 2020 please register your interest now and we will make sure you are the first to know when you can apply!

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