Design, build and launch your own app at CodeCamp 2017
It’s CodeCamp’s fifth birthday and we’re celebrating in style with our biggest event yet! Join us from 24 July – 4
August at Queen’s University Belfast’s brand new world-leading Computer Science labs to learn how to build apps
from scratch, take part in interactive sessions with IT geniuses and compete for some very cool prizes.
Tickets are free and are available to students aged 14-18 who are studying a STEM subject and haven’t attended a
CodeCamp event before.
What happens at CodeCamp
Learn everything you need to know about app development from our professional mentors
Enjoy talks from inspirational guest speakers and interactive demos of the latest technology
Design, build and launch your own fully-functional Android app using MIT AppInventor
Present your app to a panel of expert judges for the chance to win epic prizes
What you'll get from 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
Frequently asked questions
Who can attend CodeCamp?
CodeCamp is open to students aged 14-18 who are studying a STEM subject (e.g. maths, science, computing,
engineering, technology etc) and who haven’t attended a CodeCamp event before.
You’ll also need to be able to commit to attending the course full time for all 10 days – part time
attendance will not be permitted.
I’ve attended a previous CodeCamp event – can I still come?
You can still apply for a place but please be aware that this year, priority for places will be given to
students who haven't attended before. CodeCamp is a very popular initiative which sells out every year
with huge waiting lists. Giving priority to students who haven’t attended before is partly to give as
many young people as possible the chance to attend, but also because the content of the event is very
similar year-on-year, so repeat attendees wouldn't really be learning anything new.
When does the camp run?
The camp will run 24 July – 4 August Monday to Friday from 10am – 4pm each day. Please note doors
won’t open until 10 am so if you arrive any earlier you’ll need to make your own arrangements for
somewhere to wait.
I can’t attend the whole course – can I still come?
To come 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 in a row, 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
Do I need to have any previous experience of programming?
Nope! All you need is to have an interest in software development. Our mentors will guide you through
the rest, including how to use App Inventor if you haven’t done so before.
How do I apply for a place at CodeCamp?
Applications for CodeCamp are now closed.
When was the closing date for applications?
Applications closed on Wednesday 28 June.
How did you choose who got a place?
We selected applicants from everyone who mets the entry requirements based on their 250-word
statement about why they wanted to attend CodeCamp.
What were you looking for from applicants?
We were looking for people who are keen, enthusiastic and interested in all things tech.
Participants don't have to be experts with loads of experience, they just have to really want to
come along to CodeCamp and be committed to making the most of the opportunity. We wanted people to
demonstrate why they were excited about CodeCamp, why they wanted to come and what they were hoping
to get out of it.
Will I need to bring anything?
Please bring your unique confirmation email – either printed or on your phone – so that we can check
you’re who you say you
are! Food isn’t provided so we recommend you bring a packed lunch each day – there is a shop about
minutes’ walk away if you wish to purchase something. If you have your own Android device we recommend
you bring this with you so you can test your app regularly.
What technology will be used?
You’ll be using App Inventor to create and develop your Android apps, and you’ll also get the chance
try out other tech, including VR and AR headsets, over the course of the two weeks.