Otso Case CodeCamp - Fall 2016

CT10A7040 Code Camp, 4 cr
Week 50, 24.10.2016 - 28.10.2016
Location: LUT computer lab 6218
Start: 24.10.2016 at 09:30AM

A business case -based Code Camp with a local company, LTC Otso. Brainstorm and bring out your most creative ideas for the health and wellbeing sector! Develop new application for engaging user to improve his / her or the team/company health and wellbeing. Application should encourage user to perform actions that are beneficial for health purposes. This can be walking, exercising, dieting, regular sleeping, mindfulness anything you can think of! The application could be either web application or mobile app. You can work with any prototyping tool you are familiar with from React to Unity.

Platform: Cross-platform devices. Programming language: Any. (web recommended, or alternatively Unity for health games) Theme: Solving a business case and presenting a practical demo with the assigned platform and programming language.

Is your JavaScript rusty, or do you not have much experience? Start with these tutorials:

Official material and startup links from Otso:

Course News

  • Let's get started at 09:30AM!
  • Guidelines for Friday's presentation:
    • 20min per group
    • Emphasis on the software and the solution you have created
    • Present first on how you saw the problem in the case
    • Then go on to how you designed the solution and present the design decision
    • Finally: How does the software you present solve the case's problem?
    • Do not forget to present all of your vision. You probably did not have the time to implement everything during the week. Show your entire vision in the presentation before going to the implementation. How cool would your finalized solution be?
  • We have discussion system available at https://lutcodecamps2016.slack.com . It works with your LUT email address.

Course Tools

Note: If you prefer any other mobile framework like TopHat or Ionic, you are free to use it for your project. Alternatively, you can make a web page with PHP or Node.JS and have just a mobile-friendly user interface. However, the project must be HTML5 + mobile friendly.

Go to our new Slack discussion platform at https://lutcodecamps2016.slack.com ! It's very useful.

Helping Material

  • Feel free to paste useful links here!

Code Camp Week

Location 6218 basement computer lab

  • Course starts on Monday at 09:30AM.
  • Project returns at 10AM on Friday (in the Code Camp week)
  • Social event after the presentations
  • Group project final returns on the following week

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
08:15 - Code complete
09:15 Welcoming presentation: What are Code Camps? Coding Coding Coding Presentations and projects complete by 10AM
10:15 Case Intro by Otso Coding Coding Coding Project presentations start at 11AM
12:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Event completed
13:00 Group Formation Coding Coding Coding
14:15 Idea brainstorming and group formation / Rapid prototyping Q&A in Slack Q&A in Slack Coding
16:00 Progress reports by all teams Coding Coding Coding
02:00 Coding Coding Deadline style Coding and Code complete


Group Application Name 1 Name 2 Name 3
Group 1 MINT Sarah kexel Carlos Gonzalez Juarez Muninder Adavelli
Group 2 OFFICE_WORKOUT Mohamed Khaled Aljundi Hafiz M Shahzad Sikandar Hana Kadlcikova
Group 3 Healthy you Nawrin Binte Nawab Gulshan Kundra

Return requirements for groups and the return schedule

  • On Friday, at the end of the course, you need to have
    • Five minute presentation about your program (idea, motivation, goals, technology used, what was actually implemented etc.)
      • Proposed talk topics
      • Design plan
      • How you used open data, and which sources
      • Experiences about the platform
      • One or two things in the source code that you are most proud of and think that might be useful to others
    • Five minute demonstration of your working program
      • Proposed talk topics
      • The application flow and features
      • The user experience with the application
      • Showcase your best features and explain how they are cool or useful
    • = Total presentation time of 10 minutes
    • Finished your wiki page and linked it to this one. Use this or this as an example for your wiki page.
      • Group members
      • Idea
      • Motivation
      • Features (with screen captures!)
      • Which kind of technology, platforms, access methods you have used
      • Some explanatory charts (optionally)
      • Your project folder compressed and uploaded to the wiki OR a public link to your Git or Mercurial repository
  • In one week, (i.e. 7 days from from your final presentations)
    • Update your wiki page with:
      • Five page project report on the same themes as your wiki pages. Write more on these themes and also put the content back on your wiki page. Remember to address the business case!
        • Use the same criteria as in the wiki page. Use a seminar paper template. (except no literature review required here, of course)
      • One page poster about your project (see examples from previous years, also upload this poster to the wiki)
        • Make this more like an advertisement. Try to sell your idea and solution in here! Also: Try to make it so that it'd look good in your CV.
      • Project source code OR a link to your public repository (good places are Github or Bitbucket)

Discussion and the Q&A


Programming experience(I hope you all have some…if not..then you'll have one during this code camp) and of course learning INTEREST is the most.

Can I prepare to Code Camp ?

Yes. During code camp week we will brainstorm a software idea, design it and code it. Getting good ideas might sometimes be hard and thinking about different ideas before code camp makes it faster to get into coding part.

I have an exam in Code Camp week ?

You are free to go exam, but code camp in intensive course and idea is to focus coding during the well, so it is recommended you prepare to exam before the code camp week.

Grading ?

Grading 1-5 from

  • Idea and presentation of the Idea in wiki: 25%
  • Coding of the implementation: 25%
  • Presentation: 10%
  • Code Camp Spirit: 20%
  • Code camp report 20%

More ?

If you have questions about code camp send email to Antti Knutas (firstname.lastname@lut.fi).

Code Camp is a learning and hacking experience. The code camp approach can be defined as a collaborative learning setting that aims to promote profession-oriented skills. In code camp, the term camp refers to a situation where students assemble and stay a while together. The term code refers to coding, i.e. writing computer programs.