Otso Case CodeCamp - Winter 2015

CT30A9301 Code Camp on Platform Based Application Development (4 cr)
Week 50, 7.12.2015 - 11.12.2015
Location: LUT computer lab 6218
Start: 7.12.2015 at 10AM

Brainstorm and bring out your most creative ideas for Insurance business sector ! Develop new service for Customer feedback collection by using laptops, tablets, mobiles, camera’s, interfaces etc… What's the most creative service and pay also attention for the user interface design, architecture, integration and process automation you can implement with these devices – the service could be either web application or mobile apps.

Platform: Cross-platform mobile with JavaScript and PhoneGap (see http://phonegap.com/ ) Programming language: JavaScript with the PhoneGap and jQuery Mobile libraries. Theme: Solving a business case and presenting a practical demo with the assigned platform and programming language.

Is your JavaScript rusty, or do you not have much experience? Start with these tutorials:

Course News

  • Let's get started at 10AM!
  • There's an advisory meeting on Thursday at 2PM. Try to be present and show your programming progress! Otso people will be present and give you tips on presenting.
  • Guidelines for Friday's presentation:
    • 20min per group
    • Emphasis on the software and the solution you have created
    • Present first on how you saw the problem in the case
    • Then go on to how you designed the solution and present the design decision
    • Finally: How does the software you present solve the case's problem?
    • Do not forget to present all of your vision. You probably did not have the time to implement everything during the week. Show your entire vision in the presentation before going to the implementation. How cool would your finalized solution be?

Course Tools

Note: If you prefer any other mobile framework like TopHat or Ionic, you are free to use it for your project. Alternatively, you can make a web page with PHP or Node.JS and have just a mobile-friendly user interface. However, the project must be HTML5 + mobile friendly.

Go to our new Slack discussion platform at https://lut-codecamps.slack.com ! It's very useful.

Helping Material

  • Feel free to paste useful links here!

Code Camp Week

Location 6218 basement computer lab

  • Course starts on Monday at 10:00AM.
  • Project returns at 1PM on Friday (in the Code Camp week)
  • Social event on Friday at 4PM in the Otso offce
  • Group project final returns on the following week

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
08:15 - Code complete
09:15 - Coding Coding Coding Presentations complete
10:15 Welcoming presentation: What are Code Camps?
Otso Case: The Introduction
Coding Coding Coding Wrapping things up / testing demos
12:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Wrapping things up / testing demos
13:00 Short Tech Briefing: PhoneGap and jQuery Mobile Coding Coding Coding Presentations
14:15 Idea brainstorming and group formation / Rapid prototyping Q&A in Slack Q&A in Slack Advisory session with Otso people. Be present and show your project progress! Presentations complete: Winner announced
16:00 Progress reports by all teams Coding Coding Coding Afterparty
02:00 Coding Coding Deadline style Coding and Code complete


Group Application Name 1 Name 2 Name 3 Name 4
Group 1 Project Erlangen Aitor Brazaola Eduard Telezhnikov Rohan Durugkar Behnaz Norouzi
Group 2 WeAreSmooth Ilkka Tommola Hatef Shamshiri Michal Micor Razaq Shonubi
Group 3 PaavoSähkö Otto Laitonen Lassi Lääti Anna Osipova
Group 4 TeamName Firstname Lastname Firstname Lastname Firstname Lastname Firstname Lastname
Group 5 Zeros Naeem Ahmad Sattar Meher Yar Khan Jai Kumar Mansoureh Rousta
Group 6 The Propeller Hat Team Kurosh Farsimadan Hieu Tran Lakshmi Prasanna Kuchimanchi Muninder Adavelli

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 for your wiki page.
      • 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!
        • Use the same criteria as in the wiki page. Use a seminar paper template. (except no literature review required here, of course)
      • One page poster about your project (see examples from previous years, also upload this poster to the wiki)
        • Make this more like an advertisement. Try to sell your idea and solution in here! Also: Try to make it so that it'd look good in your CV.
      • 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 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.


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