7 - 11 AugustKivik, Sweden

Java for beginners  

Are you curious about programming but don't know where to start? Do you like meeting new people, enjoying nature and learning new things?  Then you've come to the right place!

Pink Programming is organizing our popular Java course for beginners. We will return to the beautiful apple farm in Kivik for a five day intensive course in Java where, teacher-led lessons will be combined with hands on programming tasks - all to give us the best possible programming start. 

For those who like to stretch their bodies and relax their minds to get ready for the tasks, we will offer yoga classes every day. You also have the opportunity to go running  along the coast or walking in the national park, 'Stenshuvud', between the sessions. During the evenings we will cook delicious vegetarian meals and eat together and have time to relax after all new and exciting knowledge.

You as a woman or transperson, are welcome regardless of age and background. The only requirements are that you are new to Java programming, want to learn and have access to your own computer.

About the course:

The course gives an introduction to programming and the programming language Java and is the perfect start even for those who never programmed before. The main focus of the course is to get training in solving problems with help of the computer. We will do that in Java by constructing our own algorithms and introduce object-oriented concepts, such as classes, methods and objects.

Expected learning outcomes:

After the course the attendant should have got:

    • A general understanding of programming as an important part of the society, how a computer program executes on the computer and how algorithms can be used to solve real world problems.
    • Training in constructing algorithms in Java using loops, variables, conditions and basic built-in functions.
    • Training in how to use simple textual input and output to make the computer program communicate with the user.
    • Knowledge of the basic concepts of object-oriented programming such as classes, objects and methods.

All you need to know

When and where?

Wednesday August 7 to Sunday August 11 2019 in Kivik, Skåne (detailed instructions on how to get to the camp will be sent out to the participant before the camp).

Who is this camp for? 

We welcome all women-identified, whether they are girls, aunts, ladies, cis or trans. Our events are of course also open to those who do not identify themselves as women but because of gender identity does not feel represented among programmers.

What are the pre requisites? 

  • To get something out of the workshops at the camp, we recommend this camp for those that are new to programming and are at a beginner level. Prior to the camp, detailed instructions on what programs to download before arrival, will be sent out to the participant .
  • You will have to bring your own computer.

What is the price? 

  • Corporate Price: 7000 SEK (For companies that want to send their employees)
  • Regular Price: 5700 SEK 
  • Student or unemployed Price: 4700 SEK 

What is included in the ticket price? 

  • Shared accommodation in our beautiful house in Kivik, with access to outdoor hot tub. We want to give an extra notice that you will share room with other participants.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) which we will cook together at the house.
  • Daily yoga classes with yoga instructor. 
  • An intensive course in Java programming for beginners. You probably will not be a full-featured Java developer after this camp but you will know what programming is about, can continue to evolve on your own, and above all, we hope you've had a lot of fun. 
  • You will also get a certificate after finished course that you can add to your CV and Linkedin.

What is not included? 

  • Travel costs are not included in the price. Although, we advice you to take the train to Simrishamn train station and then take bus 'SkåneExpressen 3' to Kivik Torg where we will pick you up. If arriving by car we will provide you with the gps coordinates as google maps can not find the address. 
  • Sheets and towels are not included, so you will have to bring your own. 
  • Insurance (Please check with you insurance company and make sure that you are covered)

Which language will the class be in? 

The class will be held in Swedish, so it's mandatory that you have basic Swedish knowledge. But hey, check out some of our other camps that will be held in English.


Your friends at the camp

Sandra Nilsson
Java Teacher

Sandra Holds a masters degree in computer science from Lund University and has subsequently worked as a software developer in the business sector. She is now teaching Java programming full time at LTH and will make sure you get the best start possible in Java programming. 

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Matilda Andersson
Code Mentor

With a passion for teaching and spreading the joy of programming and with some experience in development, Matilda will support and assist you through the different programming tasks. For those still not sure if they want to fully join the programming world or not - ask Matilda to share her story about why she has now decided to study Computer Science. 

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Amanda Eriksson
Code Mentor & Camp Manager

My name is Amanda Eriksson. I’m from Örebro in Sweden but been living in Malmö with my “kiwi” partner the past 5 years. I’ve been studying Information- and Communication Technology at LTH and currently studying Software Development at Malmö University. My past has been everything BUT programming as I been living in Australia for four years. Back then I thought I’d spend my time wave surfing. When I realised that you can do both coding and surfing I met my match. I’m super excited to spend a week in Kivik this summer doing programming, yoga and hanging out!

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Alexandra Antgren
Code Mentor & Camp Manager

Alexandra will be your code mentor and she will assist you with your practical work. She will make sure that everything runs smoothly and be the go-to when it comes to practical questions! She has a masters in enjoying life and you will always find her taking 5 minute dance breaks or enjoying the nature outside, reflecting on new ideas and insights she just read about. She is an Industrial Engineering student and during the camp she will always be up for adventure and exploring Kivik!

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Organized by

Pink Programming

We are a non profit organization aiming to encourage and inspire women to code. We welcome all women-identified, whether they are girls, aunts, ladies, cis or trans. Our events are of course also open to those who do not identify themselves as women but because of gender identity does not feel represented among programmers.