Otso Case CodeCamp - Spring 2015

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  • Visual Studio Virtual Machines

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Code Camp Week

Location 6218 basement computer lab

  • Course starts on Monday at 10:00AM.
  • First idea presentations are at 5PM on Monday at the building six rooftop sauna.
  • There will be a sauna and social event on Monday at the LUT rooftop sauna, after the project presentations in 6709
  • Project returns at 9AM on Friday (in the Code Camp week)
  • Group project final returns on the following week

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
08:15 - Wrapping things up / testing demos
09:15 - Coding Coding Coding Presentations
10:15 Welcoming presentation: What are Code Camps?
Task Introduction: The Otso Case
Short Tech Briefing: C# and Windows 8 apps
Coding Coding Coding Presentations complete: Winner announced
12:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Closing
13:00 Idea brainstorming and group formation / Coding Coding Coding Coding
14:15 Rapid Prototyping Coding Coding Coding
17:00 Progress reports in 6709 and then sauna! Coding Coding Coding
02:00 Coding Coding Deadline style Coding and Code complete


Group Application Name 1 Name 2 Name 3 Name 4
Group 1 PaavoInsurances Otto Laitinen Joonas Pohjala Juhana Repo Tatu Virta
Group 2 Fixurance Manuel Delgado Alejandro Antillon Norismiza Ismail
Group 3 Insurance Mikko Turunen Janne Salopaasi Konstantin Taranov
Group 4 SalesApp Mansoureh Rousta Ibrahim Olanigan Francis
Group 5 SureApp Isto Sipilä Fahad Rezwanul Islam Yongyi Wu Markku Painomaa
Group 6 MEGACELL Mika Savolainen Juuso Perttilä

Return requirements for groups and the return schedule

  • On Friday, at the end of the course, you need to have
    • Five minute presentation about your program (idea, motivation, goals, technology used, what was actually implemented etc.)
      • Proposed talk topics
      • Design plan
      • How you used open data, and which sources
      • Experiences about the platform
      • One or two things in the source code that you are most proud of and think that might be useful to others
    • Five minute demonstration of your working program
      • Proposed talk topics
      • The application flow and features
      • The user experience with the application
      • Showcase your best features and explain how they are cool or useful
    • = Total presentation time of 10 minutes
    • Finished your wiki page and linked it to this one. Use this or this as an example
      • Group members
      • Idea
      • Motivation
      • Features (with screen captures!)
      • Which kind of technology, platforms, access methods you have used
      • Some explanatory charts (optionally)
      • Your project folder compressed and uploaded to the wiki OR a public link to your Git or Mercurial repository
  • In one week, (i.e. 7 days from from your final presentations)
    • Update your wiki page with:
      • Five page project report on the same themes as your wiki pages. Write more on these themes and also put the content back on your wiki page. Remember to address the business case!
      • One page poster about your project (see examples from previous years, also upload this poster to the wiki)
      • Project source code OR a link to your public repository (good places are Github or Bitbucket)

Discussion and the Q&A


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%

More ?

If you have questions about code camp send email to Rasmus Halsas or Antti Knutas (firstname.lastname@lut.fi).

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 actual course page.