Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I learn programming?

Firstly, women are still severely underrepresented in the tech industry. Secondly, it is fun! Yes, just trust us! We are learning front-end programming which is HTML, CSS & JavaScript as well as the most important tools you need to get started. Front-end is the part of a website that is visible, so besides writing some code, it is very creative and strategic.

Which languages do the teachers speak?

Niklas is German and can explain in German & English.Erik is Swedish and speaks English & Swedish. However, the overall language of the course will be English.

What will I able to be programming after this week?

You will be able to understand and create your own website. You will know which programs to use for what, what tools are necessary and where to look up all the questions that might pop up later. Besides getting the basics of programming, you will also gain a great womens network and understand many more tech-related words.

What is front-end programming?

The front-end concerns everything that happens in the browser. All that you as a user see and interact with. HTML is a markup language to create webpages and it mostly concerns all text. CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) is all about styling the webpage. Here it is really starting to be fun. And then there is JavaScript, a programming language, that can be used to make things move on your page and create dynamic content. Don't freak out, if you don't understand this right now, we will go through it step by step!

What is the difference between programming and coding?

None! It sounds just confusing because in German we only use the word "programmieren" and not "kodieren".

Can I just come to learn programming, but not go surfing or do yoga?

Yes, but it would be a real pitty because the whole week is about finding a balance between studying and recreation. Just write that information in the application form or write an email.

Do I get a certificate?

Yes, you will get a Code Excursion Coding Camp certificate. After this week you will see that more important than the certificate will be the hands-on project you create.

How do you choose who can join?

First come, first serve! We only ask some questions in order to know if we should make some adjustments in the course so that you get the best and most suitable experience.

Why do you have male teachers when it is a female coding week?

We think equality is about getting the most of both genders and helping eachother. Thus, when the wonderful Erik & Niklas offered to teach our group of women about front-end programming, we were over the moon to have such experienced developers as teachers. Of course, if you are a woman who would like to teach or just inspire, get in touch and we might find a spot for you on the next Code Excursion, be it a workshop or next time we hold the code camp.

What is included in the ticket price?

Almost everything! 25 hours front-end programming course, 3 afternoons surfing or yoga, accomodation in a double luxury tent with shared bathrooms, all breakfasts & lunches and 3 dinners.The only thing you have to organise yourself is the flight & transportation. Some drinks & dinners are excluded, because you might want to stay at the beach after a wonderful surfing afternoon and enjoy a drink & dinner at the beach bar.

Can my company pay for my ticket?

Yes, of course! We can send you a receipt for the course or they can buy the ticket directly.

Can I get my money back, if I change my mind?

Unfortunately not. As we have to make downpayments ourselves, it is not possible. However, you can sell your ticket to someone else until 30 days before the event.

Is there an age limit?

You have to be 18 years old to buy a ticket.