Tech summer camp encourages teens into IT


The two-week camp will take place for the fifth year running at Queen’s University, Belfast, between 24th July-4th August 2017. Attendees must be tech-orientated individuals, aged between 14-18.

With help from Kainos professional software engineers, and guest speakers offering career advice, students will have the chance to boost their coding skills and professional and business skills, with tech-based activities including Raspberry Pi tutorials and VR/AR demonstrations.

“We are really delighted to have this opportunity again to host and support Kainos through CodeCamp. We see this and other outreach activities as helping us to get young people enthused and excited about coding,” said Dr Phil Hanna, Director of Education at the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Queen’s University.

“Through CodeCamp we have seen many young people take their first step towards computing at school and university, and from there to a rewarding career in the computing sector.”

Applications begin on May 3rd 2017. Due to high demand, applicants must include a 250 word statement, specifying why they would like a place on the course, and how they feel that it would benefit them. Students can apply here:

Edited from press release by Leah Alger