Kainos CodeCamp is an opportunity for STEM students to learn how to build apps and websites from scratch, take part in interactive sessions with IT geniuses and hear talks on everything from cybercrime to artificial intelligence, gaining an insight into the latest tech.
The camp is made up of two courses - Foundation and Advanced. Students on the Foundation course will learn how to build apps from scratch, take part in interactive sessions with IT geniuses and hear talks on everything from cybercrime to artificial intelligence, gaining an insight into the latest tech.
Plus, you'll get to compete for some very cool prizes as well as present your final app or website to a panel of industry experts! Places on both courses are free.
Interested in attending CodeCamp 2019? Register your interest now and we’ll make sure you are the first to know about where and when it will be taking place! This year, CodeCamp is taking place in Belfast and Birmingham for the first time!
Learn everything you need to know about coding from our professional mentors
Enjoy talks from inspirational guest speakers and interactive demos of the latest technology
Design, build and launch your own fully-functional app or website using the latest tools and technology
Present your app to a panel of expert judges for the chance to win epic prizes
There are a million reasons to attend Kainos CodeCamp, and you don’t need to take our word for it, hear straight from our campers about why they loved it so much.
What will you learn?
What skills will you take away?
The best bits of Kainos CodeCamp
Improve your skills, from programming to project management
Enjoy hands-on experience of the latest tech
Get mentoring from our friendly software developers
Kick-start your future with academic and career advice
Be inspired by talks and demos from our guest speakers
Get the chance to win great prizes or even ongoing support for your app
Frequently asked questions
When is CodeCamp 2019?
CodeCamp 2019 will take place from Monday 22nd July – Friday 2nd August.
Who can attend Kainos CodeCamp?
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?
Yes, as a previous attendee 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 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 in a row, 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?
Please complete the Register Interest form on this page to be placed on our mailing list and be kept up to date on where and when CodeCamp 2019 will be taking place.
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.
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 2019, taking place from Monday 22nd July – Friday 2nd August, please register your interest now and we will make sure you are the first to know when you can apply!