Our premium student skills development event for code & design students in the programme is Create Camp, a 2 day app-building challenge for teams of SoT2017 students. They’re supported by industry mentors, and the challenge this year was to use an API or dataset, and build something cool in a weekend, e.g. a web/mobile app or data visualisation.
Here’s the profile of one of the teams from our Wellington Web Create Camp, held at Flux Federation on the 12th & 13th August 2017:
Team: Giverny (Designer), Aidan, Harley, Andy (Developers), Bex, AJ, Chris (Mentors)
App Name: Unify
What does it do? We built an app for secondary school students to search and compare courses from different NZ universities and other institutions in one place, allowing them to cut through the noise and make more informed choices about their future in tertiary study.
What tools did you use to build it? Tertiary Institutions List from Education Counts, course lists from individual universities.
Anything else you’d like to share about your Create Camp experience?
It was a difficult but immensely helpful event. I learnt more there than I have at any SoT event and would thoroughly recommend it to everyone!