Code Camp is a programming, design and entrepreneurship contest all rolled up into a ridiculously compressed 24-hour event. It’s crazy fun! Teams ranging in size from one to four participants compete against other teams to build the best web or mobile app. This year’s event features four divisions:

  • Industry teams who compete to develop company ideas and claim bragging rights.
  • Collegiate teams who want to impress potential employers.
  • Novice teams who are exploring the industry and learning new techniques.
  • Rookie Kit teams who are exploring the industry and want to base their project on the provided rookie kit (download).

When is Code Camp?

The 8th Annual 2017 Code Camp will be Friday, November 10th @ 8:00am through Saturday, November 11th @ 10:00am. Click here to view the full schedule and venue details for the 2017 Code Camp.

Who is Code Camp For?

You! If you are (or are aspiring to be) a programmer, designer, entrepreneur, project manager, mentor/advisor, investor, or Leeroy Jenkins, Code Camp will provide you with tremendous opportunities.

To more adequately award effort, teams competing in the 2017 Fall Code Camp will be placed in one of three separate tracks: Novice (junior/high school teams and total beginners), Collegiate (DSC, SUU, etc.) and Industry (teams comprised primarily of full-time professionals). We will meet with each team prior to the start of the competition to help determine which track is most applicable for your team. See the rules for more details.

Why Should I Participate?

Aside from getting a rad Code Camp t-shirt, you’ll have perhaps the best opportunity of the year to bring your skill-set to new heights. There is nothing as exhilarating (and perhaps humbling) as trying to build something meaningful (e.g. and something that works) in just a 24-hour window.

Past years’ participants have deepened relationships with colleagues, found jobs or business partners, launched successful businesses, formed new friends, built new networks, and made lasting memories. If this sounds too good to be true, we dare you to come participate and prove us wrong 😉

How Did Code Camp Originate?

The first code camp was in 2010. The idea was originally conceived by Jerry Brown of OveractDev and Jill Elliss of USTAR at the Business Resource Center. Since then, an active board of volunteers has evolved Code Camp into a highly-anticipated, sponsor-funded event that is gaining both popularity and recognition across the region. Code Camp wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for our generous sponsors and dedicated organizers.