#Coding, camping, yoga and exploration in the Himalayas
##April 4th -May 20th 2016 Leading into HillHacks.in May 21 to June 5
####Applications are now closed :( ##Come to HillHacks.in!!!
CodeCamp is a peer to peer environment to facilitate
- Learning, practicing and teaching
- Contributing to open source
- Preparing for Learning X-Prize
- Working on open source projects like LifeMaker. >> More details and suggested projects up for grabs
- Yoga in mornings.
- Conducting and participating in sessions/activities around knowledge share, treks, self-exploration, community service, music, fitness etc. 17:00 to rest of the night on weekdays. Full weekends. Submit your proposal
- Having a cultural exchange with a village
####Applications are now closed for the 2016 CodeCamp. ###Application
Location and travel
The host is Infinity Hackbase, at Ghoomakad, village Rakkar in the laps of majestic Dhauladhar range of Dharamsala, India. You can find the location on Google Maps or Open Street Map.
For travel tips, visit this page.
Cost for full time attendees
Total cost on camp (three meals, camp stay, internet, facilities) for six weeks, per attendee is expected to stay around Rs. 15000. This is just to cover the misc. expenses of the program. The organizers do not earn any money from this. Here's a detailed breakdown of the expenses: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EIukrJNAbknal9yvjAW9ZON8pCO7cz4FpVM3yeZ5OXg/edit#gid=0
Cost for day scholars
For day scholars the cost to camp should be around Rs. 2000 for six weeks including 1 meal a day.
Scholarships are available for Himachali students
For Himachali learners from financially poor background, there can be a partial or full waiver of the fee. Will be great if you can still contribute towards your food by bring in rice or daal from your farm (if you have one)
###Morning programming practice: HackerRank & CodeAcademy Freeman will conduct daily sessions helping beginners learn programming by taking classes on CodeAcademy and doing challenges on HackerRank. His background is with Java, but can help beginners in other languages get started as well. Also, experienced programmers will be present as assistant mentors in this session. Those interested in web development are advised to follow Free Code Camp
###CodeForIndia X-Prize Submission Freeman will also be coordinating a number of volunteers to help develop an Android application to help kids learn math and language skills. While we can use a variety of different skills from Java to illustration on this project, absolute beginners should first gain experience working on smaller projects Ayush will help organize.
Projects - open source or own!
Read me!! Suggested projects and details of the session During the 2:30 - 4:30 PM slot, we will do projects. A suggested list of projects is being compiled. You can also Propose a project on the same thread.
You can work on personal, closed source projects too. Contribution to open source is encouraged, but not a strict condition. Peer to peer learning is a main focus of the camp.
Flaura and Fauna of Rakkar
An interesting project is that of collection of birds and plants spotted in Rakkar area, by children of the village and anyone else who wants to join in! This collection will be fed into an information management system and hosted online as an ongoing project of the village lab. You can find the details of all projects here
You will find the daily schedule on this page.
That's about it for now. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to start a discussion on our github issues page