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C/I Code Camp – Get Hype!

January 14, 2016 by

For the first time in its history Code/Interactive is hosting a 24 hour coding event for NYC high school students, Code Camp! At this exciting event, students will form teams to design and build a website or mobile app. Student creations will aim to solve a social issue that teenagers face using technology. These can be issues impacting teens now (though they might not be entirely aware of them), issues that will impact teens in the future, or issues that teens currently have the power to solve.

We have a full schedule planned for Code Camp. Attendees should expect plenty of workshops, including a Google Maps API workshop. There will also be prizes in a variety of categories for the winning teams. These categories include Best Overall Hack, Most Creative Hack, and Best Presentation, among others. To keep the creativity flowing, there will be a ridiculous amount of food for our students and volunteers. There will also be plenty of SWAG! We guarantee a great time for everyone participating. We only ask that students be curious about learning more code and bring good vibes. 

It may seem daunting to participate in a 24 hour event, but never fear! Here are some helpful tips for students:

  • Be sure to get a good night’s sleep prior to Code Camp so you can make the most of the event.

  • Arrive in comfortable clothing.

  • It’s helpful to have a few ideas ready before the event, but this is entirely optional.

  • If you feel tired, take a break or a nap.  There will be dedicated gender-specific quiet rooms available.

  • We recommend bringing a sleeping bag / pillow / blanket.

  • Stay hydrated throughout the event. Keep snacks handy as well.

  • Devise an action plan and distribute the work across your team.

  • Don’t worry if you’re not a coding wizard. This experience is a learning opportunity.

  • Be willing to learn something new or teach a peer something. Don’t be shy about asking peers and mentors for help — that’s what they’re here for!

  • Keep calm and have fun!

This much anticipated event will begin at 12:00 PM on January 30, 2016 and continue through 3:00 PM on January 31, 2016. Keep in mind that once this event kicks off, students will not be able to leave the venue without parental permission until the event concludes. Code Camp will take place at LMHQ, which is located on the 20th floor of 150 Broadway in Lower Manhattan. This building is easily accessible by subway. Fulton St stations for the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, and Z lines are all within walking distance of the venue. The R train’s Cortlandt St Station is also within walking distance. 

We are always open to volunteers and sponsors. If you would like to be involved with Code Camp:

All of us at Code/Interactive absolutely cannot wait for this event!


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