Young Coders Summer Camp 2020

We invite young coders (age 10 to 14) to spend the week here learning how to code and how to live ecologically.

Kuckucksmuehle is part of the Eco Hacker Farm community, here we mix permaculture with hackerculture for sustainable living. We are a diverse community with 5 people living on site (3 from Germany, 1 from Malta and 1 from the UK) and volunteers from all over the world come and stay to help out with ongoing tasks and maintenance of the farm. As we are an international bunch we speak mostly English.

The program is designed around and with the participants so please do let us know your programming skills and what your interests are when you apply so that we have something for everyone. The idea is that we find practical uses for the code and prototypes we produce together during the camp that can be used on site and that anyone can reproduce elsewhere. All the code is open source and freely available online to be improved and adopted by others.

The program is shaped in collaboration with the attendants and includes animal care, meal preparation and various programming languages and also non coding topics such as version control tools, prototyping, app design, different licenses etc.

As we want to instill in our young coders - open source culture - we will encourage participants to record their experience, write good quality code and share it publicly on Gitlab and on this wiki.

Based on previous year's calculations, 5 days of coding camp come to 350€ or 70€ per coding camp day.

This covers coding workshops, day activities around the farm and evening social games and hangout activities.

A camp day starts at 9am and ends at 11pm (except on night walks we could be a little longer).

You can look at last year's programme here.

If you cannot afford these costs then please contact us to discuss other options.

Send us an email.

Where will we sleep?

There will be a shared room/s or shared tents depending on your preference.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Laptop
  • Cool tech stuff you want to share with other campers
  • A set of working clothes
  • Bathing stuff (in the warm weather we could go swimming in the lake or at the pool)
  • Sun cream
  • House shoes
  • Warm clothes for a night walk
  • Walking shoes
  • Pjs & toothbrush
  • Eco friendly shower gel / shampoo
  • Mosquito repellent spray
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Some pocket money for extra snacks

If you want to sleep in a shared tent you should also bring

  • Sleeping bag
  • Headlight / torch

I want to come but the dates are not good for me

Depending on demand the dates may be a little flexible, let us know what dates are good for you and then we can see what we can do.

I want to come but cannot afford the costs

Please contact us to discuss this. We try to find a compromise that covers our costs somehow.

I want to sponsor a young coder who cannot afford the costs

You are an angel. Head over to our donations page, make sure you reference the donation accordingly so we can allocate the funds to this event.

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  • Last modified: 2020/02/23 18:40
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