Meet Our Code Campers

Max, 18

Built a web app to track student attendance
For the International Baccalaureate Internal Assessment (Computer Science)

Computer Science can be taken as a subject for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, which is offered by a number of secondary schools in Singapore. Students have to complete a project-based Internal Assessment (IA) as part of meeting the requirements for the programme.

Max, International Baccalaureate Computer Science Student
Max, International Baccalaureate Computer Science Student

Meet Max, 18, who completed Principles 7 in 2018. For his IB Internal Assessment project at the United World College (Dover), Max applied what he learned from our Principles program - using a combination of Python and JavaScript to develop a prototype web portal that allows school administrators to keep track of student attendance. Students tap into school using their student passes and attendance is automatically recorded via an NFC card reader communicating with a Google Cloud backend - impressive!

Cedric, 15 | Daniel, 14 | Elliot, 15
Jamie, 14 | Marcus, 14 | Matthew, 14

Built a Smart Warehouse Shelving Unit
For the 2017 IMDA Hackathon - 3rd Prize & Top 6 Position

App Wizards at IMDA Hackathon Award Ceremony Team Eclipse IMDA Hackathon 6th Place Winners

The Code:XtremeApps hackathon is an annual coding competition organised by the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) that has been running continuously for more than 10 years. Meet our Principles students who took part in the 2017 edition of the competition. The teams worked over 24 gruelling hours straight to create prototypes of a smart shelving unit which made use of infrared sensors and a video camera to broadcast its storage capacity over the internet. The capacity data was then consumed by a dashboard built with HTML, CSS and JavaScript which allowed for the monitoring of items stored in real time.

Cedric, Daniel and Elliot’s solution won them the 3rd Prize in the School category - a formidable achievement after only 8 months of coding with us on Campus, and at the time, completing Principles 5.

Jamie, Marcus and Matthew also placed in the Top 6 - an impressive result for Code Campers who were absolute beginners less than a year before and had graduated from Principles 3 just prior to the competition!

Daniel, 14

Won Silver Medal
At the 2018 National Olympiad in Informatics (NOI)

Attained 11th place for Singapore
At the 2018 Asia Pacific Informatics Olympiad (APIO)

Team Eclipse IMDA Hackathon 6th Place Winners
Daniel (third from left), with course mates from Principles Level X (Machine Learning).

The Singapore National Olympiad in Informatics (NOI) is an annual competition hosted by the School of Computing (SoC) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) since 1998. The competition focuses on the finer points of programming, which involves useful algorithmic techniques and problem-solving skills, and is modelled after the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), the ultimate international competition in computing for pre-U students worldwide.

Meet Daniel, one of our pioneering students with a real passion (and talent) for coding. Daniel has been a weekly regular on Campus ever since 2016, and is currently taking Principles 8.

Daniel was first introduced to algorithms in our Principles X class, which spurred him to pursue the topic further and put his competence to the test by participating in the 2018 edition of the NOI. Instead of building a tangible project, Daniel was required to individually solve and program a solution to each of 4-5 programming tasks (with subtasks of varying difficulties) over five hours. He received a Silver Medal for his efforts - an admirable accomplishment indeed!

Austin, 9 | Josh, 9
Aditeya, 11 | Harini, 11 | Moksha, 11

Built a Smart Laundry System
For the 2017 IMDA Hackathon - Participation

Junior Hackathon Code Training Camp Microbit for kids ages 9-12 Learn to code the Microbit Microbit Coding Classes for kids

Meet some of the graduates from our Basics programme who took part in the Junior Category of the Code:XtremeApps::2017 Competition to build solutions to everyday problems faced by Singaporeans. Aditeya, Harini and Moksha rose to the challenge by prototyping a smart laundry system which made use of the light and humidity sensors of the micro:bit to alert users to when clothes were dry - putting what they learned from Basics 3 to good use!