Cross-Platform HTML5+JS Code Camp 2013

Code Camp Weekend: Friday 14.6. - Saturday 15.6.2013 Room no: 6218

CT10A9700 Summer School on Communications Engineering (2 cr)

Learn to program on HTML5, JavaScript and the PhoneGap library for cross-platform app development and deployment!

News & Notes

  • Registration open
  • Course pages open
  • Remember to reserve a time for your project return. Details under the header “Return requirements for groups and the return schedule”.
  • Competition! Publish your JS app and the team that gets most downloads in the app store by November 1st will win bluetooth speakers.

Code Camp / WOrkshop Schedule

Location 6218 basement computer lab
Workshop is from 9AM to 3PM on Tuesday
Code Camp is from Tuesday 9AM until Wednesday midday

  • Start time on Tuesday 15.10.2013 at 9:00
  • 09:00 - 11:00 Technology Briefing
  • 10:00 Coffee Break
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch and group forming
  • 13:00 → Coding
  • 16:00 PhoneGap & PhoneGap Build tech demo
  • Presentations on Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00

Feedback times and return deadlines

To be announced (return for deadlines roughly two weeks after the course weekend)


Two (to three) person teams:

Group Application Name 1 Name 2 Name 3
Group 1 Match Pairs Poorang Vosough Alireza Adli
Group 2 Treasure Hunter Teemu Virta Eero Pajunen
Group 3 Boiler Room Esko Naski Tatu Huttunen Joonas Kylmälä
Group 4 Shopping List Kalle Kareinen Teemu Hokkanen
Group 5 Earth Defence Deluxe Kimmo Bordi Arttu Tolvanen
Group 6 jokuruokajuttu Ville Tele
Group 7 Supra Ball Arttu Urpalainen Rasmus Halsas
Group 8 Pool Janne Tallqvist Sami Tarkiainen
Group 9 SunClock Anna Osipova Joonas Pohjala

Requirements for projects

  • Release and present a program that uses HTML5 and JavaScript on some mobile or tablet device
  • Return a poster and a five page report /OR/ a poster and a published Windows 8 / WP8 / Android / iOS app

Return requirements for groups and the return schedule

  • On Wednesday, at the end of the Code Camp, you need to have
    • Five minute presentation about your program (idea, motivation, goals, technology used, what was actually implemented etc.)
    • Five minute demonstration of your working program
    • = Total presentation time of 10 minutes
    • Done your wiki page and linked it to this one. Use this or this as an example
      • Group members
      • Idea
      • Motivation
      • Features
      • Tech
      • Some explanatory charts optionally
      • Link to your source code repository, or have the project in the wiki page
  • By Thursday 24.10., you need to have
    • Reserved a time for your final return meeting with the course assistant.
      • Reserve a time for Thursday HERE
    • A finished application for presentation
    • A poster
    • A published app in any of the application stores (iOS, Android, Windows Phone / Windows 8) OR a 5 page report about your development process

Publish your JavaScript application in the application store. The team that has most downloads by November 1st will win Bluetooth speakers! More details at the last slide of the introduction slide deck.

Discussion and the Q&A

Q&A goes here. Feel free to edit!


Programming experience(I hope you all have some…if not..then you'll have one during this code camp) and of course learning INTEREST is the most.

Can I prepare to Code Camp ?

Yes. During code camp week we will brainstorm a software idea, design it and code it. Getting good ideas might sometimes be hard and thinking about different ideas before code camp makes it faster to get into coding part.

I have an exam in Code Camp week ?

You are free to go exam, but code camp in intensive course and idea is to focus coding during the well, so it is recommended you prepare to exam before the code camp week.

Grading ?

Grading 1-5 from

  • Idea and presentation of the Idea in wiki: 25%
  • Coding of the implementation: 25%
  • Presentation: 10%
  • Code Camp Spirit: 20%
  • Code camp Report 20%

Publish in the app store to at least double the coding section grading. (+ 1-2 grades)

More ?

If you have questions about code camp send email to Antti Knutas (

Helpful Links

What is 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.


Registration link is on the front page.