Kainos CodeCamp is back - and it's bigger and better than ever!
As well as running for the first time in
our flagship Belfast event offers both the Foundation and Advanced courses, giving you the chance to kick start your career in tech no matter your level of experience.
Foundation is for STEM students aged 14-16. You'll learn all the skills you need to build apps using App Inventor, designing, coding and building your very own app from start to finish.
Whichever course you attend, you'll take part in interactive sessions with IT geniuses, hear talks on everything from cybercrime to artificial intelligence, compete for epic prizes and get to present your final app or website to a panel of industry experts!
Date: Monday 22 July to Friday 2 August
Times: 10am to 4pm
Location: Queen’s University Belfast’s world-leading Computer Science labs
Open to: STEM students aged 14 to 18
Applications for CodeCamp 2019 are now closed. If you're interested in attending CodeCamp 2020, please register your details.
Kainos CodeCamp is open to students aged 14-18 who are studying a STEM subject, e.g. maths, science, computing, engineering and technology.
Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible to attend the Foundation or Advanced course.
Attendees need to be able to commit to attending the course full time for all 10 days – part time attendance will not be permitted.
Which Camp is right for me?
CodeCamp is open to students aged 14-18 and depending on your circumstances you may be eligible to attend the Foundation or Advanced course. Entry criteria is as follows:
Aged 14-16 and HAVEN’T attended CodeCamp before?
If you’re aged 14-16 and haven’t been to CodeCamp before, you’re eligible to take the Foundation course. Here, you’ll gain an understanding of the principles of coding by developing your own app as well as getting an insight into the latest technologies, all with the help and guidance of our skilled mentors.
Aged 14-16 and HAVE attended CodeCamp before?
I’ve attended a previous CodeCamp event – can I still come?
If you've previously attended the Foundation course you are eligible to take the Advanced course. Read ‘Which Camp is right for me?’ for more information.
Due to the popularity of CodeCamp, which sells out every year with large waiting lists, priority for places will be given to students who haven't attended the course they're applying for before.
I can’t attend the whole course – can I still apply?
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.
Do I need to have any previous experience of programming?
This depends on whether you’re taking the Foundation or Advanced course.
Participants of the Foundation course 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.
Participants of the Advanced course are expected to have a basic knowledge of coding, and even some previous experience. For instance, if you’ve attended CodeCamp before, you’ve completed the Foundation course and would be ready to switch things up a gear!
How do I apply for a place at CodeCamp?
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.
When is the closing date for applications?
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!
How will you choose who gets a place?
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.
What should I include in my 250-word statement? What are you looking for from applicants?
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.
Will I need to bring anything?
Please bring your unique confirmation email – either printed or on your phone – so that we can check you are who you say you are! Food isn’t provided so we recommend you bring a packed lunch each day – there is a shop a few minutes away if you wish to purchase something.
For participants of the Foundation course - if you have your own Android device, we recommend you bring this with you to test your app regularly.
What technologies will I experience at CodeCamp?
At CodeCamp, you’ll get hands-on time with lots of different technologies and gadgets, including the latest VR and AR headsets!
What happens if my application is not successful?
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.
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!