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WP7(Windows Phone 7 Code Camp 2011

Code Camp Week: Monday 17.10 - Friday 21.10.2011 Room no: Basement 6218

CT30A9300 Code Camp on Communications Engineering (4 cr)

This week's theme is utilizing open APIs available in Finland. ( see: and ) Also, as a new theme the target is to get your app published all the way to the marketplace.

News & Notes

  • The Code camp starts at 10:00 with short introduction to the course and will be continued with the basics of WP7 programming.
  • Social evening starts at 18:00 at (location will be mentioned later).
  • Please contact Bishal Raj Karki ( for any questions or queries.
  • The classroom 6218 is in use by other IT course from 14:15 to 17:15. Otherwise it is free for us to use. So it is not available during that time. The official secondary location for us is the classroom 6325.
  • A short demo about marketplace publishing will be given at 13:00 on Wednesday.
  • The phones are generally available during the marked “coding” hours (09:30 - 14:00 and 17:00 - 20:30). If you really need one right away, fire off an email to Antti Knutas. .
  • If you are unable to get into the classroom, call Antti Knutas (0408270139).
  • Wiki access is now open. Please update your group page with your project information, the slideshow you're going to present at the demo and the project sources. You can see examples for group pages from previous code camps.
  • The return address for reports is (Antti Knutas). Please put “[WP7CC-2011] Group X” (X is your group number) as the email topic.

Code Camp Week

Location 6218 Basement Lab
Demos and presentations in 6325 on Friday

  • Start time on Monday 17.10.2011 at 10:00
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
08:15 - Coding Coding Coding Code Finalizing
10:00 Introduction to Code Camp & WP7 Basics Coding Coding Coding Code complete
12:00 Lunch Coding Coding Coding Demo @ 6325
13:00 Group Formation Coding WP7 Marketplace How-To Presentation Coding Demo @ 6325
14:15 Idea Development Lunch / Dinner (classroom not available) Lunch / Dinner (classroom not available) Lunch / Dinner (classroom not available) Closing @ 6325
18:00 Social event and sauna(Idea Presentation) at LUT 66xx sauna Coding Coding Coding
02:00 Coding Coding Deadline style Coding Feedback


Feedback times

  • To be updated after the code camp.


Group Application Name 1 Name 2 Name 3
LUT1 Contact Directory Hilmi Abdullah - -
LUT2 LibrarianCamilo Cifuentes Mihai Iusan Valtteri Kekki
LUT3 TEAM NAME Student 1 Student 2 Student 3
LUT4 TEAM NAME Student 1 Student 2 Student 3
LUT5 TEAM NAMEStudent 1 Student 2 Student 3

WP7 CodeCamp Minimal Requirements

  • More requirements coming up later
  • XAP Application must be created in
    • either Silverlight
      • Application must have either Panorama control or pivot control(for UI)
      • Application must include multiple screens and transitions between screens.
      • Application must preserve state so that input data on the screen does not get lost after call/camera interruptions (Tombstoning).
    • or XNA Game Studio
      • Game must use accelerometer, touch control, GPS etc
      • Game must preserve state when call or other interruption(camera, home key pressed) occurs, so that game wont restart from the very beginning after the call(Tombstoning).
      • Game must have multiple play levels.
      • Game should store user credentials(nick, game points/scores, current game level etc) and must provide the list of top scorers.


Discuss coding etc. problems

  • IRC :
    • #lut-codecamp
  • Forums ⇒ will be there soon!!
  • Skype


  • Participation in any of previous code camps on .NET
  • 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 is intensive course and idea is to focus on coding during the week, 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: 15%
  • Coding of the implementation: 40%
  • Presentation: 10%
  • Code Camp Spirit: 20%
  • Code camp report 15%

More ?

If you have questions about code camp send email to


Some basic Tutorials links: .


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What is Code Camp ?

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.


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