Code Camp

Code Camp is a learning and hacking experience. The code camp approach can be defined as a collaborative learning setting that aims to promote profession-oriented skills. In code camp, the term camp refers to a situation where students assemble and stay a while together. The term code refers to coding, i.e. writing computer programs. During a code camp, students write programs together, solve problems related to their work together, eat together and even might relax together in a sauna.

This page is a portal that compiles information about all the Code Camps that are going on at LUT and cooperating universities. Usually at LUT there is one or two Code Camps for each semester (fall, spring and summer). Course signup method depends on the arranging organisation and persons. Please read more information and the find the sign up link about each Code Camp in its individual section. Also, check out our Facebook community at https://www.facebook.com/groups/lut.tech/ !

2013-2014 Code Camps

This year's planned Code Camp schedule

  • 9.12. - 13.12. - .NET Code Camp (Imagine Cup!), CT30A9301 Code Camp on Platform Based Application Development (4 cr) (FINISHED)
    • Build your own great desktop app or web service and participate in world's largest programming competition!
    • Get teaching about the basics and coaching for the competition.
    • More information about Imagine Cup competition: http://www.imaginecup.com/
    • Worldwide finals to be held in Redmond, USA in 2014 (LUT students have reached the world-wide finals in 2009 and 2012, competing in Egypt and Australia)
  • 24.1. - 26.1. - Finnish Game Jam Code Camp - Winter 2014 (FINISHED)
  • 24.2.2014 - 28.2.2014 - Open Data (Jolla) Code Camp, CT30A9301 Code Camp on Platform Based Application Development (4 cr) (FINISHED)
    • Use web technologies to access various open data services to build your own application.
    • The planned platform for the course is the Sailfish OS, Jolla mobile phone company's new platform
  • 6.5.2014 - 24h Android CodeCamp! Get to know the most popular mobile platform and learn how to develop on it. CT10A9700 Summer School on Communications Engineering (2 cr)
  • 1.8.2014 - 3.8.2014 - 48h Gadget Code Camp. Starting on Friday, 1st of August and ending on the 3rd of August there's a 48h Gadget Code Camp at Lappeenranta University of Technology! Brainstorm and bring out your most creative ideas! Develop for all sorts of gadgets from Arduinos to brainwave scanners. We will bring out all the exotic gadgets that the IT department has collected into its storage through the years. What's the most creative you can implement with these devices? The weekend event will be held at the university beachfront sauna and will connect through a video wall to a concurrent event that is held in Wernigerode, Germany. You will be able to use this international connection to discuss and present your projects. CT10A9700 Summer School on Communications Engineering (2 cr)



Upcoming Code Camps

Registration for these Code Camps is open or going to open soon


Jolla Code Camp - Winter 2014

CT30A9301 Code Camp on Platform Based Application Development (4 cr)

Week 9, 24. - 28. February 2014

  • Location: Computer lab 6218 (Linux basement classroom)
  • Course pages opening by 3rd of February.
  • Consider bringing in your own laptop.
  • PERCOM program students - Please also register at the link above! We need student details in order to give ECTS credits at the end of the course.

Important Dates (all in December and in classroom 6218, except for sauna)

  • Course starts on Monday 24th of February at 10:00AM.
  • First idea presentations are at 5PM on Monday at the LUT beach sauna
  • There will be a sauna and social event on Monday at the LUT beach sauna, after the project presentations
  • Project returns at 9AM on Friday (in the Code Camp week)
  • Group project final returns on the following week (end of week 10)

We have verified that we will get actual Jolla phones for development and that we will get a Jolla developer to introduce the platform. Sign up! This is an unique opportunity to learn from the people who developed the platform.

Learn to develop on the new Sailfish operating system and use your development skills to harness open web data from around the world! Challenge yourself and provide useful services to the users: Bus schedules, traffic information, weather.. Can you figure out new, innovative ways to combine the freely accessible data to make new services?
Get more information and get started with developing by downloading the Sailfish OS development tools at https://sailfishos.org/develop.html and read the tutorial at https://sailfishos.org/develop-overview-article.html . You can use JavaScript, QT or Android Java to develop for the platform. We have Jolla personnel arriving to the event, with phones, lectures and tutorials!

If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask Antti Knutas . (firstname.lastname@lut.fi)

Jolla CodeCamp 2014 Pages

Previous Code Camps

Code Camps that have been finished this year

Finnish Game Jam Code Camp - Winter 2014

January and February 2014, main event at 24.-26.1.

.NET Code Camp - Winter 2013

CT30A9301 Code Camp on Platform Based Application Development (4 cr)

Week 50, 9. - 13. December 2013

  • Location: Computer lab 6218 (Linux basement classroom)
  • Course pages opening by 9th of December.
  • Sign up for the course HERE
  • Consider bringing in your own laptop!

Important Dates (all in December and in classroom 6218, except for sauna)

  • Course Signup opens on 19th of November
  • Course starts on Monday 9th of December at 10:30AM.
  • First idea presentations are at 5PM on Monday, in 6218
  • There's sauna at the LUT rooftop sauna roughly 6pm on Monday 9th of December.
  • Project returns at 9AM on Friday (in the Code Camp week)
  • Group project returns 9AM - 3PM on Tuesday (17.12.)
    • Reserve your group project return time HERE

This course helps you prepare for the Imagine Cup 2014 or getting your own Windows 8 or Windows Phone 7/8 application prepared for publication in the marketplace. Two teams in past years from past Code Camps have gone to represent Finland in the world wide category in Egypt and Australia!

If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask Antti Knutas . (firstname.lastname@lut.fi)

Participate in the study, get pizza! Download the Belbin Team Role test HERE and email it to antti.knutas at lut dot fi!

dotNET 2013-14 Code Camp Course Page





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