Codecamp 5year neg
CodeCamp is back!
- and it's bigger and better than ever

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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 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 time.

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.

All you need to do is complete the application form by Wednesday 28 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 Wednesday 28 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 let you know by Friday 30 June to let you know whether or not you’ve been successful.

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 already have an idea for an app, talk about it. 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 with loads of experience, 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.

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 five 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.

You’ll be using App Inventor to create and develop your Android apps, and you’ll also get the chance to try out other tech, including VR and AR headsets, over the course of the two weeks.

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.

How to apply

Applying for your free place at this year's CodeCamp is simple.

  1. 
Check you meet all the entry requirements.
  2. Complete the application form, including your 250-word statement about why you want to attend CodeCamp. Remember, this statement is what we’ll use to decide who gets a place, so make sure you think carefully about your answer.
  3. Get your parent or guardian to read the terms and conditions and complete the consent section of the application form.
  4. Submit your application by the closing date of Wednesday 28 June – we’ll be in touch by Friday 30 June to let you know if you’ve been successful.