< Code Ninja >

The student app / game development competition

Submissions have closed for the 2017/18 college year.
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CodeNinja is a student app development competition. It's designed to train and encourage students to be creative in the cultivation of their own tech ideas. It is open to both individuals and groups that want to build web and mobile applications.



Judging Criteria


  • Quality

    Is your App functional? How good is your coding style, modularity, documentation and overall architecture?

  • Novelty Value

    How unique is your App when compared to other offerings? Does it stand out from and improve upon existing competitors?

  • Usability

    Can you demonstrate a superior user experience? Is it tailored to your target audience?

  • Market Potential

    Can you build an App that customers will buy? Do you have a strategy for growing your customer base?



Rules

  1. The competition is open to students (under- and postgraduate) of NUI Galway and GMIT
  2. Closing date for entries is 1pm on Monday, March 12th, 2018. You should Register first, to let us know that you intend to submit an entry.
  3. Submissions can be either a mobile, desktop or web application or game.
  4. You can enter as either a team or an individual
  5. Strictly no plagiarism allowed. Your submission must be your own work.
    • Using frameworks, libraries, templates or scaffold projects is of course allowed.
    • Where using open source code, make sure to preserve any licenses and give credit where it is due.
  6. Use version control to show your work and progress.

Events

There will be a series of talks and workshops to help you develop and construct your ideas into digital products.


November


Code Ninja Introduction & Developing your idea.

Introduction to the CodeNinja competition.

  • Learn all about the competition's rules, judging criteria and future events.
  • Get insights into how to develop your ideas while considering market demand, target audience and current state of the art.
  • After the talks, there will be a chance for you to pitch your ideas. Give us an overview of your idea, its potential and how you will implement it during a casual discussion session.

Time
6-7:30pm
Date
Wedneday, 8th November 2017
Location
Room G011, Ground floor
Hardiman Research Building
NUI Galway ( View on map )

Tools & platforms to kickstart your idea

See what free & powerful tools and platforms are available to kickstart your app development and help avoid common pitfalls. Learn how professional app developers work including best practices, productivity and automation tools.

  • After the talks, there will be a chance for you to pitch your ideas. Give us an overview of your idea, its potential and how you will implement it during a casual discussion session.
Time
6-7:30pm
Date
Wedneday, 15th November 2017
Location
Room G010, Ground floor
Hardiman Research Building
NUI Galway ( View on map )

January


Android Development Workshop ( )

Want to gain knowledge of how to turn your great idea into a finished digital product? More specifically an Android application?

The first in a series of three workshops, will teach you how to create an app of the standard expected to win the CodeNinja coding competition.

So if you fancy a chance to win some great prizes, or if you just want to learn about building cool Android apps, come down to learn and mingle with the other Ninjas.

The talk takes place in G010, on the ground floor of the Hardiman Research Building (in the library building, opposite the entrance to the library).

Time
18:30 – 20:00
Date
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
Location
Room G010, Ground floor
Hardiman Research Building
NUI Galway ( View on map )
Web Development Workshop ( )

Want to gain knowledge of how to turn your great idea into a finished digital product? More specifically a web application?

The second in a series of three workshops, will teach you how to create a web app of the standard expected to win the CodeNinja coding competition.

So if you fancy a chance to win some great prizes, or if you just want to learn about building cool web apps, come down to learn and mingle with the other Ninjas.

The talk takes place in G010, on the ground floor of the Hardiman Research Building (in the library building, opposite the entrance to the library).

Time
18:30 – 20:00
Date
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Location
Room G010, Ground floor
Hardiman Research Building
NUI Galway ( View on map )

February


Game Development Workshop ( )

Want to gain knowledge of how to turn your great idea into a finished digital product? More specifically a game?

The third in a series of three workshops, will teach you how to create a game of the standard expected to win the CodeNinja coding competition.

So if you fancy a chance to win some great prizes, or if you just want to learn about building cool games, come down to learn and mingle with the other Ninjas.

The talk takes place in G010, on the ground floor of the Hardiman Research Building (in the library building, opposite the entrance to the library).

Time
18:30 – 20:00
Date
Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Location
Room G010, Ground floor
Hardiman Research Building
NUI Galway ( View on map )

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Prizes


Prizes to be confirmed. Rest assured that your efforts will be greatly rewarded!

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