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Alex Jackson
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Member of:
Team Gingerbread

Where are you from? Belfast

Where do you study? Sullivan Upper School

What do you study? GCSEs

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To learn more about coding and app design

What are you looking forward to most? Finishing my app and getting feedback on it

What career do you see yourself going down? Teaching or the IT sector

Best joke: I changed my password to "incorrect". So whenever I forget what it is the computer will say "Your password is incorrect".

Aaron Devine
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Member of:
Team Honeycomb
Where are you from? Belfast, Northern Ireland
Where do you study? Belfast Metropolitan College
What do you study? I studied Computing and Systems Development.
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I applied for CodeCamp to learn about the creation of apps.
What are you looking forward to most? I'm looking forward to building my own apps from scratch.
Best joke: Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I like going to the pub with my mates.
Aaron Rowan
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Member of:
Team Eclair
Where are you from? Belfast
Where do you study? Recently finished at Belfast Metropolitan College, Millfield
What do you study? BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (Networking & System Support)
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I want to expand my programming knowledge and create apps for Android.
What are you looking forward to most? I'm looking forward to creating my own apps and using them on my phone.
Best joke: Q: How do you tell an introverted computer scientist from an extroverted computer scientist? A: An extroverted computer scientist looks at your shoes when he talks to you.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I like to relax.
Abbi Taylor
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Member of:
Team Doughnut
Where are you from? Killinchy, Northern Ireland

Where do you study? Bloomfield Collegiate

What do you study? I'm doing my A Levels: System Software Development, Business Studies, Media Studies and History

Why did you apply for CodeCamp?I applied for Code Camp to help with a new subject, System Software Development which I'm taking on for A level

What are you most looking forward to? I am looking forward to learning how to code

Other than computers, what do you like to do most? I do Ju-Jitsu in my spare time.

Adam Toner
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Member of:
Team Froyo
Where are you from? I'm from Armagh

Where do you study? St. Colman's College, Newry

What do you study? Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Additional Maths, English language, Religion, French, Spanish, History, I.C.T, Design and Technology

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I wanted to learn more about app development and coding in general

What are you looking forward to most? Making my own app

Best joke: Why did the programmer quit his job? Because he didn't get arrays

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I like the concept of business, buying, selling, making money, etc...

Alex Crowley
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Member of:
Team Lollipop
Where are you from? Limavady

Where do you study? I left Limavady Grammar School in 2014. Starting at Queen's University Belfast in September 2014

What do you study? I studied Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Biology at A-Level. At Queen's University Belfast I will be studying for an MEng in Computer Science

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To learn more about industry practices and app development, as well as new technologies such as Swift

What are you looking forward to most? The 'Breakout' sessions on Swift and Python

Best joke: Where do naughty rays of light go? Prism. -_-

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Watching films and going out with friends

Alex Mawhinney
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Member of:
Team Eclair

Where are you from? Belfast

Where do you study? Methodist College Belfast

What do you study? Core science, Computing, Technology and History

Why did you apply for CodeCamp?

What are you looking forward to most?

Having the experience of learning to code Apps

What career do you see yourself going down? Games development or Computer management

Best joke: Q: Why was the computer cold? A: It left it's Windows open!

Alex Symes
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Member of:
Team Donut

Where are you from? West of Norway

Where do you study? Hopefully belfast met

What do you study? Hopefully video game development

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? Because I enjoyed it last year

What are you looking forward to most? Finishing my app

What career do you see yourself going down? Games Development / Software Developer

Best joke: Knock Knock.. Who's there? JOHN CENA

Alex Symes
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Member of:
Team Jellybean
Where are you from? Born in London, but live in Belfast

Where do you study? Our lady and Saint Patrick's College, Knock

What do you study? Computing, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Technology and Design, English, Further Mathematics, Religion, LLW/citizenship

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I am interested in computer programming

What are you looking forward to most? Finalising my application

Best joke: Knock knock, 'Who's there?' Orange 'Orange who?' Orange you glad I didn't say banana? *Hysterical laughter*

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Airsoft

Andrew Coalter
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Member of:
Team Eclair

Where are you from? Lisburn

Where do you study? The Wallace High School

What do you study? Just finshed my GCSEs 

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To learn about programming

What are you looking forward to most? Learning some programming

What career do you see yourself going down? Computer Science

Best joke: Windows 8 

Andrew Cunningham
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Member of:
Team Eclair
Where are you from? Lisburn
Where do you study? Just finished at Friends’ School Lisburn and hoping to start QUB in September.
What do you study? I studied Spanish, Technology and Maths in school and I hope to study Software and Electronic Systems Engineering at QUB.
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To start learning more about making apps before I start university.
What are you looking forward to most? Meeting new people and learning more about the industry.
Best joke: Windows Vista.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most?  I like tidying and organising.
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Andrew Paul
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Mentor of:
Team Honeycomb
Hi there, my name is Andrew. I study Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Queen’s University, Belfast. I first learned about Kainos through AppCamp in 2012. Kainos provides so many brilliant experiences, and now I am currently on a summer placement at Kainos- which has largely involved organising CodeCamp in the background and I will be moving to AppCamp 2013 once it has finished!
Outside of work, I enjoy rugby and playing music- mainly trombone! I can’t wait for Kainos CodeCamp to start- it should be class for you and us!
Anna Hyland
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Member of:
Team Cupcake

Where are you from? Belfast

Where do you study? Our Lady and St. Patrick's College

What do you study? French, Art, English Literature and Biology

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To learn the basics of coding.

What are you looking forward to most? A better understanding of computing because I am starting with no previous experience.

What career do you see yourself going down? I plan to study French and International Relations at university and hopefully go on to work in this field.

Best joke: Where's the best place to hide a body? Page 2 of Google

Annalisa Misra
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Member of:
Team Eclair
Where are you from? I’m from Belfast
Where do you study? I’m going into Upper sixth at Methodist College Belfast
What do you study?  I am currently in between A levels studying Maths, ICT, History and Biology.
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I wanted to learn how to make apps and to gain more computing experience.
What are you looking forward to most? I'm looking forward to making my own app and meeting new people.
Best joke: If at first you don’t succeed; call it version 1.0
Other than computers, what do you like doing most?  I like watching movies with my friends.
Aoibheann McAleer
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Member of:
Team Jellybean

Where are you from? Kildress, outside Cookstown
Where do you study? University of Ulster, Jordanstown
What do you study? ICT
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I was interested in making apps, which is something I had never done before, and I wanted to find out which specific job I would like to do.
What are you looking forward to most? Learning how to make apps, and gaining new skills for the industry.
Best joke:  Blonde: “What does IDK stand for?” Brunette: “I don’t know.” Blonde: “OMG, nobody does!”
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? In my spare time I enjoy baking, photography and customising shoes!
Aoife O’Toole
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Member of:
Team Froyo

Where are you from? Newcastle, Co.Down

Where do you study? Shimna Integrated College

What do you study? Applied ICT, English Literature and Geography

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I thought it would be a great opportunity to meet new people with similar interests and to learn how to code.

What are you looking forward to most? Developing my own app!

What career do you see yourself going down? I'd like to go to university to study computing, and work in an ICT company like Kainos in the future.

Best joke: What did the ocean say to the beach? Nothing, it just waved.

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Ashleigh Ward
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Mentor of:
Team Cupcake
Hey! My name’s Ashleigh. I am a placement student currently studying Information and Communication Technologies at University of Ulster Magee. Throughout my placement year at Kainos, I have been exposed to a wide variety of programming languages and technologies, which have helped me further my knowledge in such a fast paced and growing company. Throughout my time, I have also had the opportunity to gain experience testing new programs.
In my spare time, I like to spend time on my motorbike, travelling to Scotland, socialising with friends and watching movies. I am looking forward to meeting everyone in my group and hope we can have a fun experience exploring app development.
Bethany Dunwoody
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Member of:
Team Doughnut
Where are you from? Sydenham

Where do you study? Bloomfield Collegiate

What do you study? I'm currently doing A-Levels, in History, Maths, Physics, Software Systems Development

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? My mum had heard about it on the radio and told me about it

What are you looking forward to most? Developing my app and expanding on my knowledge

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Watching Youtube, Netflix and hanging out with friends

Ben Carlin
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Member of:
Team Ice Cream Sandwich
Where are you from? Crumlin

Where do you study? Rathmore

What do you study? Maths, Physics and ICT

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I thought it was a fantastic way to meet people from different backgrounds with similar interests, as well as give my Xbox a chance to cool off for two weeks

What are you looking forward to most? Growing an application from an idea to fully functional mobile app, and learning about software development on the way

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I like to think of myself as something of a 'Netflix connoisseur'

Ben McKillop
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Member of:
Team Doughnut
Where are you from? I'm from Cushendall, Co. Antrim

Where do you study? St Killians College, Carnlough.

What do you study? For GCSE i studied Additional Maths, ICT, Business Studies and French

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I heard about it at the CoderDojo I go to, I thought it would be a good experience to meet new people and to learn about coding. I'm not a good person at being at home all day - I get bored so decided to actually do something educational and something that I enjoy! I'm really glad I did as it has helped me so much. Also we had the best mentor! Ryan Beckett 🙂

Best joke: The three most dangerous things in the world are a programmer with a soldering iron, a hardware engineer with a software patch and a user with an idea.

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I run my own business - selling phone accessories online on Amazon and eBay.

Benjamin Young
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Member of:
Team Eclair

Where are you from? Holywood.

Where do you study? Our Lady and St. Patrick's College Knock.

What do you study? GCSE's including Computing

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To learn more programming.

What are you looking forward to most? Making my own app.

What career do you see yourself going down? Computer Science

Best joke: Two aerials meet on a roof - fall in love - get married.  The ceremony was rubbish - but the reception was brilliant.   

Blake Shearer
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Member of:
Team Honeycomb

Where are you from? - Comber

Where do you study? - Regent House Grammar School

What do you study? - Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Physics

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? My mate was doing it.

What are you looking forward to most? Prizes?

What career do you see yourself going down? That is a good question... I have no clue.

Best joke: A hunter calls the ambulance service saying he think his friend is dead and lady asks him to check... You hear a loud BANG... the hunter then asks "Now what"

Bobby Kordula
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Member of:
Team Doughnut
Where are you from? Limavegas!

Where do you study? I used to go to LImavady Grammar

What do you study? I'm hoping to study Computer Games Design

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To get programming experience and get further insight into the IT industry

What are you looking forward to most? Finishing my app

Best joke: So this guy is taking his girlfriend to the high school prom. And he's got a lot of work to do.

First he has to rent a tux, so he goes to the tuxedo store. But there's a huge tuxedo line at the store. Finally he gets out of there and realises he has to go buy a corsage, so he goes to a florist. But there's this big long corsage line at the florist. Finally he gets the corsage and has his tux and he's gotta go rent a limo. But there's this huge line when he gets to the limo place.

Finally after waiting and making all the arrangements, it's the night of the prom. He picks her up and takes her down there to get in, but there's this huge ticket line at the door. Finally they get in and they start dancing and having fun, and she says to him, "I'm hungry," so he goes to get her some food, but there's this huge buffet line. He gets her some food and they eat and they're dancing again and she says, "Now I'm thirsty, can you get me a drink?" So he goes to get her a drink and there's no punchline.

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I really like playing games, and reading books

Callum Black
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Member of:
Team Froyo
Where are you from? Carnlough

Where do you study? St. Killian's College

What do you study? Taking Maths, Physics, Biology and English onto A Level

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I want to learn more about coding

What are you looking forward to most? I'm looking forward to trying Google Glasses

Best joke: How many software engineers does it take to change a lightbulb?

They won't, it's a hardware problem.

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Playing guitar

Cameron Dodds
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Member of:
Team Doughnut
Where are you from? Belfast, Northern Ireland

Where do you study? Lagan College

What do you study? I'm studying Computer Science, Biology & Applied ICT

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I thought it would be a good opportunity to meet people with similar interests, and also to make sure I put my Summer holiday to good use and learn something.

What are you looking forward to most? Going to university if I can get the grades

Cameron Thompson
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Member of:
Team Gingerbread

Where are you from? Lyndhursst Park, North Belfast 

Where do you study? Methodist College Belfast

What do you study? Economics , Physics , Maths and Computing

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I wanted to learn more about programming because it always seemed interesting and Kainos code camp provided me with an opportunity to start.

What are you looking forward to most? Im looking forward to seeing the apps created by fellow code campers and learning from their ideas and problems.

What career do you see yourself going down? I had originally been planning a career in mechanical engineering however code camp has seriously sparked my interest in coding and has made me seriously consider a career in the coding industry.

Best joke: My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.

Charlie Quinn
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Member of:
Team Eclair
Where are you from? Holywood

Where do you study? Sullivan Upper School

What do you study? A-level Maths, Physics, Biology, Chemistry

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? It looked fun and I need an ICT course for the job that I am looking to get into after university

What are you looking forward to most? The App building as it sounds fun and challenging

Best joke: Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one - and let the other one off

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Xbox (GTA5, Battlefield 4) and playing hockey

Chris Jenson
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Member of:
Team Donut

Where are you from? Ballymena/Comber

Where do you study? Ballymena Academy

What do you study? Maths, Further Maths, Physics

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To finish my app.

What are you looking forward to most? Writing cool algorithms.

What career do you see yourself going down?  AI design

Best joke: 2b||!2b

Christian Harper
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Member of:
Team Ice Cream Sandwich

Where are you from? Dromore

Where do you study? Banbridge Academy

What do you study? GSCE's

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I'm intrested in creating my own app.

What are you looking forward to most? I'm looking forward to incresing my skills in creating apps for Android/IOS in the future.

What career do you see yourself going down? I see myself proceeding a career in either the Computer Science route or in the Stock Market.

Best joke: Q: What did the dealer say to the deck of cards? A: "I can't deal with you anymore." 

Ciaran Mooney
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Member of:
Team Eclair
Where are you from? Belfast

Where do you study? Aquinas Grammar School in Belfast

What do you study? Maths/further maths, Sciences, Religion, Spanish, English/literature, and Business Studies

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I was eager to learn about IT as I had not learnt much IT at my school

What are you looking forward to most? I'm looking forward to learning how to code!

Best joke: What did one computer say to the other?

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Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Hanging out with my friends

Cameron Gordon
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Member of:
Team Gingerbread
Where are you from? Holywood

Where do you study? Sullivan Upper School

What do you study? Computing, Maths, Physics

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I have an interest in coding and computers in general

What are you looking forward to most? I don't know!

Best joke: How do you get a Pikachu on a bus? Poke 'em on

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Eating

Claire Gadd-Hayward
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Member of:
Team Froyos
Where are you from? Ballykinlar Where do you study? Down High Grammar School What do you study?Software Systems Development, Maths and Art Why did you apply for CodeCamp? Because I wanted to learn to create an app What are you looking forward to most? Making an app for my phone! What career do you see yourself going down? I want to be an animator Best joke: What do you get when you mix literature and alcohol? Tequila Mockingbird
Clare Conlon
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Member of:
Team Jellybean
Where are you from? A village called Mullaghbawn situated just outside Newry.
Where do you study? Our Lady’s Grammar School, Newry
What do you study? I am currently studying Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Geography at A Level.
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I applied to CodeCamp to gain insight into what career path I wish to follow.
What are you looking forward to most? I am really looking forward to taking an idea and developing an app, which will hopefully solve an everyday problem.
Best joke: Why did the man drown in his muesli? He was pulled under by a strong currant.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I love shopping!
Ciaran Donoghue
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Member of:
Team Donut
Where are you from? I'm from County Fermanagh.
Where do you study? Institute of Technology, Sligo
What do you study? Computer Programming
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I want to get more experience in creating and programming apps.
What are you looking forward to most? I'm really looking forward to creating my app.
Best joke: “Knock knock”
“Who’s there?
“Whoo”
“Whoo who?”
“Calm down, it’s only a joke!”
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I really like Gaelic.
Conor Fynan
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Member of:
Team Honeycomb

Where are you from? Carryduff

Where do you study? Aquinas Grammar School

What do you study? GCSEs

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? Via E-Mail

What are you looking forward to most?

What career do you see yourself going down? Im looking forWard to learning IT in A-Level and in university.

Best joke:As my chemistry teacher once told me, if you're not part of the solution you're part of the precipitate.

Conor Matthews
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Member of:
Team Gingerbread

Where are you from? Belfast, Ireland

Where do you study? Methody

What do you study?  GCSE's

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To get experience in app building to discover if its the right career path for me.

What are you looking forward to most? Completing my app.

What career do you see yourself going down? Not sure just yet, still trying to decide.

Best joke: Why did the skeleton not go to the party. He had no-body to go with

Conor Moss
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Member of:
Team Honeycomb
Where are you from? Glengormley

Where do you study? Belfast Royal Academy

What do you study? Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, ICT

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I was made to. But it's okay - I actually liked it

What are you looking forward to most? I'm looking forward to making an app that functions correctly

Best joke: An Irishman walks out of a bar

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I like swimming, and playing video games

Conrad McQuitty
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Member of:
Team Honeycomb
Where are you from? Carnmoney
Where do you study? Lagan College
What do you study? Physics, Computer Studies and Sociology A-level
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I want to further advance my knowledge on the computing world and see what it’s really like to build an app. I understand the benefits of this course, and if I weren't here I’d be sitting around doing mostly nothing (except working on my book).
What are you looking forward to most? Learning how to build apps!
Best joke: A neutron walks into a bar and asks “How much for a drink?” The Bartender replies “For you sir, no charge!”
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I don’t really have a favourite, so here’s a small list: Watching movies and TV shows (TWD + GoT), reading books, listening to music, playing video games (BF3 ftw!) and recently, writing my book!
P.S. In the following years look out for my book, of the name Ulysses: Alpha Centauri!
Cormac King
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Member of:
Team Donut
Where are you from? Killeavy, Armagh
Where do you study? St Colman’s College, Newry
What do you study? Business Studies, Spanish, ICT
Why did you apply for CodeCamp?  To get more knowledge on computer programming and the IT industry in general.
What are you looking forward to most? To see my final piece come together after days of developing along with getting useful advice from Mentors.
Best joke: I was at the canteen yesterday and someone threw some cheese at me. I thought, “So mature…”
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Hanging out with mates, watching TV shows
Cormac Ó Maoláin
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Member of:
Team Froyo
Where are you from? Armagh
Where do you study? St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Armagh
What do you study? I studied English, Irish, and politics
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I really wanted to learn the experience required for inventing apps - this was something I was always interested in since I first saw an iPhone. I’ve always been very interested in computers and coding, but never got the chance to in school.
What are you looking forward to most? The feeling of satisfaction after finishing completing my first app that I created on my own.
Best joke: “On a scale of 1 to 10, how likely is it that this question is using binary?” “…3?” “What’s a 3?”
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I like competitive video games.
Chris Allen
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Member of:
Team Cupcake
Where are you from? Lisburn
Where do you study? SERC Lisburn
What do you study? HND computing and systems development
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? Learn about app inventor and to design and build my own android app
What are you looking forward to most? Developing my own android app.
Best joke: I told a chemistry joke once. there was no reaction
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I like relaxing!
Christian Curragh
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Member of:
Team Honeycomb
Where are you from? Belfast
Where do you study? Belfast Metropolitan College
What do you study? IT
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I want to get experience in developing any form of software, and due to the recent shift towards app development, it seemed like a perfect opportunity.
What are you looking forward to most? Developing my own app from scratch.
Best joke: A man, a woman and a dog walk into the sun. They die; because it’s so hot…
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Playing online games such as League of Legends
Christopher Curran
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Member of:
Team Jellybean
Where are you from? I'm from Belfast.
Where do you study? Belfast Metropolitan College
What do you study? I recently just finished a a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in creative media, but I hope to study a BTEC Level 3 diploma in IT this coming September and from that, go on to do Computer Science at university.
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I applied to CodeCamp because I play and use apps all the time on my phone and I thought it would be cool to to know how develop one. I also applied because I want to learn a lot more about the IT industry and software development because it is a field I want to get in to and one day become a software engineer.
What are you looking forward to most? I’m looking forward to actually seeing the app I created on my phone, I think it is an amazing feeling seeing that you created something that really works. I am also looking forward to learning about the company and what being a software engineer/programmer is all about.
Best joke: What do you call a gingerbread man with one leg? Limp Bizkit
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I mostly enjoy playing games, and playing football.
Christopher Jones
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Member of:
Team IceCream Sandwich
Where are you from? Belfast
Where do you study? Lagan College, Belfast
What do you study? Computing Studies, Applied ICT and Technology and Design
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I applied for Kainos CodeCamp because I wanted to find out more about what it is like to work in the IT industry and to meet people of different strengths and capabilities to see how we would work together. I was also looking to talk to some of the university students from Kainos to hear what they thought about their computer science course so that I could obtain more advice and knowledge from them about the course I would like to study at university.
What are you looking forward to most? The thing I’m looking forward to most about CodeCamp would be working together with other people and getting to work with new languages different to the ones I have previously used in school.
Best joke: There are 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who don’t.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Playing / watching football. 
Daniel Burns
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Member of:
Team Cupcake
Where are you from? Saul
Where do you study? In my room…
What do you study? Maths, biology, chemistry and theoretical plumbing.
Why did you apply for CodeCamp?  An interest in computers made me apply for CodeCamp.
What are you looking forward to most? The T-shirt!!! Also to give me experience in coding.
Best joke: Lost my mate to heart burn, can’t believe Gaviscon.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I like to do oil-paintings of sad clowns. I write poems about Asda products and football.
Daniel Shaw
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Member of:
Team Ice Cream Sandwich

Where are you from? Ardoyne

Where do you study? St.Malachy's College

What do you study? Science,Math and Technology and design

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? So I can be ahead of people in tests

What are you looking forward to most? Presenting my app.

What career do you see yourself going down? Architect 

Best joke: Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one - and let the other one off.

Daniel Wray
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Member of:
Team Cupcake
Where are you from? Belfast
Where do you study? Methodist College Belfast
What do you study? Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Spanish A-Levels
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To get some experience developing apps, and to learn more about Computer Science and Software Engineering in general.
What are you looking forward to most? Seeing my ideas turn into complete, launch-able applications.
Best joke: An Irishman walks out of a bar.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Playing video games, watching TV series and listening to music.
Dave Beattie
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Member of:
Team Lollipop
Where are you from? Belfast

Where do you study? Lagan College

What do you study? Maths, ICT and Computing A-Levels

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? In the future I want to be a software developer, and being able to create android apps at CodeCamp would be an amazing experience to help me learn more about software development

What are you looking forward to most? Being able to make individual apps as a part of the competition, because I'm very competitive

Best joke: What's the fastest type of cake? Scone

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I like going out running, watching TV and going out with friends

Davey McGlade
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Mentor of:
CodeCamp
Where are you from? I’m from Greenisland, just outside Belfast.
What’s your current job title / role? I’m a Solution Architect at Kainos – I design systems for customers. I’m currently designing a replacement MOT system for 22k garages in the UK, processing 31 million tests a year.
Where and what did you study? I studied Computer Science at Queens University, Belfast.
What did you take away from CodeCamp? I really loved seeing the attendees come in with little to no IT knowledge and go away having built an app from scratch!
What are you looking forward to most about mentoring at CodeCamp? I’m looking forward to getting to chat to the attendees about the great careers available in IT.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I am addicted to playing squash. I’m not any good mind- I just chase the ball like a cat after a laser pointer.
David Doherty
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Member of:
Team Cupcake
Where are you from? Cloughmills
Where do you study? St. Louis Grammar, Ballymena
What do you study? Applied ICT, Applied Business & Moving Image
What are you looking forward to most? Winning
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I play guitar
Dean Welch
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Member of:
Team Eclair
Where are you from? Lisburn
Where do you study? Friends School Lisburn
What do you study? Maths, Physics and biology A-levels
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I wanted to learn how to create my own Android apps.
What are you looking forward to most?  I look forward to being able to further develop my coding skills.
Best joke:  to the tune of 99 bottles of beer:
99 little bugs in the code,
99 little bugs,
Take one down, patch it around,
117 little bugs in the code
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I really enjoy PC Gaming.
Dermot Loughlin
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Member of:
Team Ice Cream Sandwich

Where are you from? Belfast

Where do you study? De La Salle Colledge

What do you study? ICT, Art, Moving Images

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To get expirience for my CV and also to learn how to code

What are you looking forward to most? Making my own app

What career do you see yourself going down? I'm not too sure where I see myself specifically, but I could see myself working in IT. 

Best joke: I went to the zoo the other day, there was only one dog in it, it was a shitzu

Dermot McAteer
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Member of:
Team IceCream Sandwich
Where are you from? Belfast
Where do you study? Belfast Metropolitan College (Titanic Quarter)
What do you study? I'm doing a foundation Degree in Interactive Media
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I wanted to learn more about programming, app development and further my knowledge of the technology industry.
What are you looking forward to most? I'm really looking forward to designing and developing my own mobile app.
Best joke: Two guys were out walking their dogs on a hot day, when they pass by a pub. The first guy says “Let’s go in there for a pint.” Second guy, says, “They won’t let us in with our dogs.” First guy: “Sure they will, just follow my lead.” He goes up to the pub, and sure enough the doorman says, “I can’t let you in here with that dog.” He replies, “Oh, I’m blind and this is my seeing-eye dog.” The doorman says, “Ok then, come on in.” The second guy sees this and does the same thing. He goes up to the pub, and the doorman says, “You can’t come in here with a dog.” He replies, “I’m blind and this is my seeing-eye dog.” The doorman responds, “You have a chihuahua for a seeing-eye dog?” The second guy stops for a second, and exclaims, “They gave me a chihuahua?”
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I do aekwondo and play bass. 
Eamon Compston
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Member of:
Team Ice Cream Sandwich
Where are you from? Lisburn

Where do you study? Rathmore Grammar School

What do you study? Chemistry, Maths & IT

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To get an insight from experts within the industry as-well as learning some programming languages

What are you looking forward to most? Creating my own app

Best joke: What is Forrest Gump's password? 1Forrest1

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Playing sport

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Eduardo Ramos Rebelo
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Mentor of:
Team Ice Cream Sandwich
Where are you from? From Lisbon, Portugal
What's your current job title/role? Lecturer in digital Media at BMC
Where and what did you study? Architecture (BSc Hons (QUB), BArch (QUB) equivalent) at FAUTL, Portugal, and 3D and Special FX at the Edge Training Centre, Lisbon
What are you looking forward to most about mentoring at CodeCamp? I am looking forward in sharing my experience and IT expertise with the applicants of CodeCamp.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Travelling, learning about new places and cultures, spend time with family and friends and drawing.
Edward Muldrew
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Member of:
Team Donut
Where are you from? Killinchy, Co.Down

Where do you study? Wellington College Belfast

What do you study? ICT, Media Studies and Business Studies

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I wanted to gain experience in learning to code and program.

What are you looking forward to most? Talking to the mentors and learning from them.

What career do you see yourself going down? I want to become a developer at a software development company.

Best joke: What did the Elder Chimney say to the younger Chimney? "You're too young to be smoking!"

Elise Burton
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Member of:
Team Cupcake
Where are you from? NewtownardsWhere do you study? Regent House Grammar SchoolWhat do you study? I am currently studying for my GCSEs which include Technology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Astronomy.Why did you apply for CodeCamp? Because I wanted to learn more about coding and programming. I also wanted to find out about careers in Computing and IT in NI.What are you looking forward to most? Meeting new people who where interested in the same things as me.What career do you see yourself going down? I would like to pursue a career in Computer Science.Best joke: If Iron man and the Silver Surfer teamed up they'd be alloys.
Emily Martin
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Member of:
Team Cupcake
Where are you from? DromoreWhere do you study? Methodist College Belfast.What do you study? Art, Technology, German, sciences, maths, English, religious education, geography. (GCSEs)Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I am interested in computing and designing apps and video games. I also wanted to get more experience in computers since I do not do IT or computing in school.What career do you see yourself going down? A career in design either to do with computers, clothing or any other options I hear about in the next few years.What are you looking forward to most? Learning how to design apps and program them. I really enjoyed using the raspberry pie software, because it could be used to program video games.Best joke: When people go underwater in scary movies, I like to hold my breath and see if I would have survived that situation.I almost died in Finding Nemo.
Emma Doherty
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Member of:
Team Eclair
Where are you from? Cloughmills

Where do you study? St. Louis Grammar, Ballymena

What do you study? Maths, English Lit, English Lang, Double Award Science, Geography, Home Economics and Irish

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? My mum applied for me!

What are you looking forward to most? Meeting new people and making my own app!!

Best joke: Two cats are swimming across a river. One's name is "One two three" and the other's name is "Un deux trois."

Who makes it across?

One two three, because Un deux trois cat sank

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Sleeping

Emma Quinn
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Member of:
Team Gingerbread
Where are you from? Holywood

Where do you study? Sullivan Upper

What do you study? Geography, ICT, Maths, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, French, English, and RS

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I applied so that I could learn more about computers

What are you looking forward to most? I'm really looking forward to creating my own app

Best joke: The invention of the shovel was ground breaking, although the invention of the broom really swept the nation, but it really was all because of the invention of the wheel which really got things rolling

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Going out with my friends, reading, watching TV and films

Emmanuel Pascual
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Member of:
Team Lollipop
Where are you from? Philippines

Where do you study? St Joseph's College in Belfast

What do you study? I'm studying GCSEs in English Language/Literature, Maths, Religious Studies, Biology/Physics/Chemistry, Geography, Art & Design

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I wanted to gain experience in programming, and to improve my ICT skills

What are you looking forward to most? Programming with Appinventor

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Getting to know others and socialising.

Ethan Flynn
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Member of:
Team Cupcake

Where are you from? Lagmore, Belfast.

Where do you study? Currently De La Salle College.

What do you study? GCSE double science, ICT, Spanish, Higher Maths, English language & literature, Religion, learning for life and work.

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To learn more.

What are you looking forward to most? Building my own AI app.

What career do you see yourself going down? Engineering

Best joke: Q: what would you do in a zombie apocalypse. A: hide in the attic it worked for Anne fr.....oh.

Finn Chapman
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Member of:
Team Jellybean
Where are you from? Belfast

Where do you study? Wellington College Belfast

What do you study? Maths, English, ICT, Technology, Physics, Chemistry, Music, and Media Studies

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? It sounded interesting and I wanted to know coding languages, which I haven't previously studied

What are you looking forward to most? I am looking forward to learning new things

Best joke: Two muffins were in an oven, baking. One muffin said "Wow, it sure is hot in here", and the other one said "Cripes, a talking muffin!"

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Building Circuits/other technology. Other than this I like reading and kayaking

Gareth Hamilton
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Member of:
Team Cupcake
Where are you from? Dundonald

Where do you study? School...

What do you study? Maths, I.C.T, physics - mostly science subjects

why did you apple for CodeCamp? Got kicked out for not going outside enough, and some friends were going!

what are you looking forward too? Being part of Team Cupcake, and learning basic java

Best joke: I know 9 facts about you:

Fact 1: You are reading this.

Fact 2: You can't say the letter 'm' without touching your lips.

Fact 3: You just tried it.

Fact 4: You're smiling.

Fact 6: You're smiling or laughing again.

Fact 7: You didn't notice I missed fact 5.

Fact 8: You just checked it.

Fact 9: You're smiling again.

Other than computers what do you like doing the most? Waiting to go back on the computer

George Gadd-Hayward
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Member of:
Team Froyo

Where are you from? Previously- England Currently- Ballykinlar

Where do you study? Previously- Blackwater Integrated College Currently- Nowhere

What do you study? Computers

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To learn more about coding and computers.

What are you looking forward to most? Finishing my app.

What career do you see yourself going down? Something to do with a lot of computers.

 

Best joke: Why Windows 10 and not Windows 9? ...Because Seven ate nine.

Georgia Grainger
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Mentor of:
Team Froyo
Where are you from?I’m from East Belfast.
What’s your current job title/role?Currently, I’m a student and freelance journalist.
Where and what did you study? I’m graduating in English and Linguistics at Queens.
What did you take away from CodeCamp? It really improved and built my confidence to learn to program, and a better understanding of how it works.
What are you looking forward to most about mentoring at CodeCamp? I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with for their app, and hopefully being able to help them solve interesting problems!
Other than computers, what do you like doing most?I like making things, so I do lots of crafts and am getting into woodwork a bit more.
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Glenn Sayers
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Mentor of:
Team Ice Cream Sandwich
Hi, I'm Glenn. I'm a Computer Science student at University Of Ulster Magee.
I started working at Kainos a little over a year ago, after being involved in a course not that different from CodeCamp called AppCamp! During my time here I've carried out a range of different work, from creating mobile apps to creating web services.
When I'm not messing around with new technology in my free time, I love nothing more than a good TV series! I can't wait to start CodeCamp and let everyone see how fun and interesting software development is!
Greg Nuttall
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Member of:
Team Cupcake
Where are you from? Bangor

Where do you study? I go to Sullivan

What do you study? Currently studying Chemistry, Computing, Physics and Maths

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I applied because I wanted to learn how to build an app

What are you looking forward to most? I'm looking forward to trying Google Glass

Best joke: Why was six afraid of seven? It wasn't. Numbers are non sentient and thus incapable of feeling fear.

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Listening to music

Harry Henry
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Member of:
Team Froyo
Where are you from? Belfast
Where do you study? I study at Lagan College
What do you study? Computing, Business Studies and ICT
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I want to gain some experience in App inventing, as it is something I am interested in. Also the opportunity to meet new people and gain an understanding of others experiences to see how they got to where they are now.
What are you looking forward to most? I want to learn about how to use App inventor to create new apps.
Best joke: There are 10 types of people in this world: those who understand Binary, and those who don’t…
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Chilling out, watching Television and playing video games with mates.
Heather Currie
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Member of:
Team Honeycomb
Where are you from? I live on a farm outside Larne.
Where do you study? Ballyclare High school.
What do you study? I hope to continue to study computers to a higher level through a full-time university course or part-time, whilst working in industry. I have applied to Queen’s University and University of Ulster Jordanstown for courses in the IT sector.
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I researched Kainos’ website and noted an advertisement for this programme, so I applied and look forward to gaining a brief synopsis of computer programming, especially as I have no previous coding experience. I am keen to take any and every opportunity available and CodeCamp provides a structured scheme run by industry professionals.
What are you looking forward to most? I am most looking forward to coding my own mobile device application as this will provide both the opportunity to experiment with different coding languages or packages, while showcasing my ideas for the industry; an exciting challenge with a satisfactory outcome.
Best joke:  What’s white all over? White candyfloss. what’s pink all over? Pink candyfloss. What’s blue all over? A smurf.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I dedicate time to the Girls’ Brigade, even in summer as I am working to complete the Officer Training. I am also heavily involved in the Young Farmers’ Club, where I have served as a Committee member.
Hoi Chon Chao
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Member of:
Team Eclair
Where are you from? Belfast, Northern Ireland
Where do you study? Methodist College Belfast
What do you study? A Level Physics, Chemistry and Further Maths
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I am interested in any kind of engineering and I love the electronic and electrical engineering the most. Also this is the subject that I am going to apply for. The CodeCamp will give me a great idea of app development and programming. This also will be a good thing go into my personal statement to help me with University applications.
What are you looking forward to most? I am hoping to create a quite good android app that benefits the community.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Badminton and video games.
Iga Nowak
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Member of:
Team Ice Cream Sandwich
Where are you from?: Banbridge, Northern Ireland

Where do you study?: Rathmore Grammar School

What do you study?: I'm studying Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Business Studies at A level.

Why did you apply for CodeCamp?: I know I want to be an engineer when I grow up, just not sure what type! I think CodeCamp is a brilliant opportunity to see if Programming/Software engineering is up my street.

What are you looking forward to most?: Making my app!!

Best joke: Whats red and bad for your teeth?

Eh..red strawberry laces?

Other than computers, what do you like doing most?: I enjoy working with animals.

Jack McGoldrick
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Member of:
Team Ice Cream Sandwich

Where are you from? Darragh Cross, County Down, Ireland.

Where do you study? Our Lady and St Patrick’s College Knock.

What do you study? GCSE.

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I wanted to learn to code.

What are you looking forward to most?

 Desining a winning app.

What career do you see yourself going down? Not sure just yet, came to code camp to see.

Best joke: Two aerials meet on a roof, fall in love and get married. The reception was brilliant.

Jack Steers
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Member of:
Team Ice Cream Sandwich

Where are you from? Finaghy

Where do you study? I had studied at Belfast Met

What do you study? I had studied a Level 5 HND in Computing and Systems Development

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I wanted to learn how to develop Apps and to have a new experience with meeting more people

What are you looking forward to most? I am looking forward to broadening my programming skills and to making more Apps for Android

What career do you see yourself going down? I would like to pursue a career in Computer Science and to work in different areas of the IT Sector

Best joke: What videogame console sounds like an Ambulance, a WII U!

James Pyper
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Member of:
Team Ice Cream Sandwich
Where are you from? Whiterock, Killinchy

Where do you study? BMC

What do you study? HND Computing

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To further my programming abilities in order to help with my course

What are you looking forward to most? Seeing my finished app!

Best joke: Why do java developers wear glasses?

Because they can't C#!

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I enjoy sailing and gymnastics.

Jamie McKeown
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Member of:
Team Honeycomb
Where are you from? Dromara
Where do you study? St.Louis’ Grammar school, Kilkeel
What do you study? A-Level- ICT, Technology & Design and Religious Studies
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To further my knowledge of coding as I hold offers for software engineering at Queens and wish to pursue this as a career.
What are you looking forward to most? I am most looking forward to meeting the people who do the job that I wish to do in the years to come, learning from them both the experiences they have had, and also the path they took to get there.
Best joke: Did you hear about the MAGIC tractor? It drove down the road and turned into a field!!!
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Playing Gaelic football for my local club which is the mighty Dromara!
James Hall
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Member of:
Team Froyo
Where are you from? Ballynahinch, County Down

Where do you study? Campbell College, Belfast

What do you study? Maths, English language, English Literature, Computing, Technology and Design, French, RE, Business Studies

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To gain more coding experience and to have fun

What are you looking forward to most? I'm looking forward to getting to use the Google Glass

Best joke: A young blonde woman is distraught because she fears her husband is having an affair, so she goes to a gun shop and buys a handgun. The next day she comes home to find her husband in bed with a beautiful redhead. She grabs the gun and holds it to her own head. The husband jumps out of bed, begging and pleading with her not to shoot herself. Hysterically the blonde responds to the husband, ''Shut up...you're next!''

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Playing Hockey, Cycling, Cricket and watching Football

Jamie McLaren
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Member of:
Team Jellybean
Where are you from? Greenisland
Where do you study? I'm currently at University of Ulster, Magee
What do you study? I'm studying Computer Science.
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I wanted to learn how to create my own apps, and thought this would be a great way to learn.
What are you looking forward to most? I'm looking forward to being able to create my own apps.
Best joke: What do you call something with 2 legs and 1 eye? A broken chair and half a fish.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I like playing football and squash.
Jamie O’Halloran
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Member of:
Team Ice Cream Sandwich

Where are you from? Belfast

Where do you study? Rathmore Grammar School

What do you study? (Unconfirmed) A-Levels

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I wanted to gain experience in app development.

What are you looking forward to most? Seeing my finished app.

What career do you see yourself going down? Software Tester

Best joke: There are 10 types of people in this world, those who understand binary, and those who dont.

Jason Halley
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Member of:
Team Donut

Where are you from? Lisburn

Where do you study? Belfast Met

What do you study? I.T

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I want to learn to make android apps

What are you looking forward to the most? Developing my own android app

What career do you see yourself going down? I.T Technician

Best Joke: I love pressing F5. It's so refreshing.

Jemma McClelland
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Member of:
Team Jellybean
Where are you from? Belfast

Where do you study? Methodist College Belfast

What do you study? Further Maths, Physics, Computing

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? For the bant, of course!

What are you looking forward to most? That's an ambiguous question; in CodeCamp - completing an app; in life - comic-con & discovering the meaning of 42

Best joke: One evening Descartes went to a local tavern. The tender approached and said, "Ah, good evening Monsieur Descartes! Shall I serve you the usual drink?"

Descartes replied, "I think not.", and promptly vanished

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Re-watching Lost, watching tv shows & musicals, playing piano & rugby, dancing, horse riding, and drawing dragons

Jillian Wilson
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Member of:
Team Cupcake
Where are you from? Poyntzpass, Newry
Where do you study? Newry Southern Regional College
What do you study? BTec Level 3 National Diploma in Computing
Why did you apply for CodeCamp?  I applied for CodeCamp to get an insight into the world of programming as I have no experience in this particular area of IT.
What are you looking forward to most? I am looking forward to learning and developing my skills in programming. I am also looking forward to meeting new people.
Best joke: I rang up BT. I said: “I want to report a nuisance caller.” He said: “Not you again.”
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Sports, mostly Hockey
Joe Bell
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Member of:
Team Eclair

Where are you from? Belfast

Where do you study? Methody

What do you study? Physics, computing, biology

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? to learn more about coding 

What are you looking forward to most? going to Majorca 

What career do you see yourself going down? Software engineering or Computer science

Best joke: Your bra size looks like it's the same as my favorite computer language, C++

Johann Hubrich
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Member of:
Team Ice Cream Sandwich
Where are you from? Belleek, Newry, Co. Down

Where do you study? Newtownhamilton High

What do you study? I'm doing my GCSEs at the moment

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To meet people who were interested in things that I enjoy doing

What are you looking forward to most? I'm looking forward to learning how to create professional apps

Best joke: Why did the chicken cross the Mobius Strip? To get to the same side

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I also enjoy playing video games. (But making them is better)

Jonathan Hutson
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Member of:
Team Doughnut
Where are you from? Carryduff

Where do you study? Lagan College

What do you study? Computing, Applied ICT, Technology

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I was interested in developing computing skills and learning the fundamentals of android app developments.

What are you looking forward to most? Leaving school next year and going to university to study computer science.

Best joke: I still remember the last words my granda said before he kicked the bucket. He said, "Hey how far do you think I can kick this bucket?"

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Hanging out with my friends, playing games and going to the cinema

Jordan Marshall
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Member of:
Team Eclair

Where are you from? Belfast

Where do you study? Methodist College

What do you study? Chemistry, Physics, Computing, Politics

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I was interested in Android development, and thought CodeCamp was a good place to start.

What are you looking forward to most? Developing my own app idea.

What career do you see yourself going down? Software Engineer

Best joke: We have a genetic predisposition for diarrhoea. Runs in our jeans.

Joshua Johnston
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Member of:
Team Ice Cream Sandwich

Where are you from?Moira

Where do you study? Wallace High School Lisburn

What do you study? Maths, english, ICT, technology, physics, chemistry, biology and RE

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? For the experience

What are you looking forward to most? Seeing everyones completed apps.

What career do you see yourself going down?Within the IT sector

Best joke: I keep hitting “escape”, but I’m still here.

Jude Dillon
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Member of:
Team Jellybean
Where are you from? I'm from Belfast

Where do you study? Our Lady and Saint Patrick's College, Knock

What do you study? I study computing, technology, English literature, English language, religion, maths, biology, chemistry and physics

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I heard about it on the radio

what are you looking forward to most? I'm looking forward to making my own app

Best joke:Neon walks into a bar and the bartender says 'Sorry, we don't serve noble gases'. Neon didn't react

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Walking my dog and rock climbing

Justin Bajoraitis
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Member of:
Team Eclair

Where are you from: Lithuania

Where do you study: Methodist college Belfast

What do you study: mathematics, computing, physics, design and technology

Why did you apply for CodeCamp: because i wanted to learn how to make an android application and explore many aspects of computing

What are you looking forward to most: results day

What career do you see yourself going down: computer engineering, software

Best joke: Why did the computer get cold? Because it forgot to close windows..

Kevin Yeoh
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Member of:
Team Lollipop
Where are you from? Malaysia

Where do you study? Larne Grammar School

What do you study? I'm currently doing my GCSEs (Technology, French, Ad Maths, Music)

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? Learn about coding to make apps; a friend does it and I have wanted to learn how to create apps

What are you looking forward to most? Developing my own app

Best joke: People say to follow your dreams, so I went back to bed

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Badminton, gaming - both trading card games and Xbox

Kevin Yeoh
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Member of:
Team Eclair

Where are you from? Larne

Where do you study? Larne Grammar School

What do you study? GCSE Technology, Ad Maths, French, Music

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To learn more about coding and the computing world

What are you looking forward to most? creating my own app (even though i will find it challenging)

What career do you see yourself going down? One down the computer science and game development sector

Best joke: When I die, i want the people i did group projects with in my school to put me into my grave, so they can let me down one last time

Kezia Hobson
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Member of:
Team Ice Cream Sandwich

Where are you from? Killinchy, Co. Down

Where do you study? Strathearn School

What do you study? Biology, ICT and Maths

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I thought it would be fun and a brilliant skill to learn

What are you looking forward to most? I am looking forward to learning how to build apps.

What career do you see yourself going down? I would like to persue a career in biomedical engineering or sports engineering

Best joke: Computers are like air-conditioners. They work fine until you start opening windows.

Krizzah Policarpio
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Member of:
Team Froyo

Where are you from? The Philippines

Where do you study? Ashfield Girls' High School

What do you study? Foundation Tier History, Double Award Science, Moving Image Arts &Technology and Design

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To have the opportunity to obtain programming skills and knowledge  that I can't get in my school (since my school doesn't do computer science).

What are you looking forward to most? Being able to construct an app to the best of my abilities (which is very little).

What career do you see yourself going down?  Either somewhere in the film industry doing camera work/editing/animation (either 2D or 3D)/ or storyboarding. Or down in the technology department designing products/manufacturing/architecture

Best joke: Why did the toilet roll rolled down the hill? To get to the bottom.

Kyle Walker
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Member of:
Team Gingerbread
Where are you from? Ballynahinch
Where do you study? Queen’s University, Belfast
What do you study?  Computer Science
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I applied to CodeCamp to help reassure myself that working in IT was what I wanted to do. I also applied because I wanted to see what it would be like to possibly work for Kainos in the future.
What are you looking forward to most?  I am most looking forward to honing my new skills in such a way that I can develop an app from scratch that will hopefully solve a problem in society.
Best joke:  Two monkeys in the bath and one says “ooh ooh ah ah”? The other one says “well, put some flippin’ cold water in then”.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most?  Socialising, playing games and playing rugby.
Laura McKeague
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Mentor of:
Team Eclair
Where are you from? A little village called Dunloy in North Antrim.
What’s your current job title / role? I’m currently a Trainee Software Engineer, on my placement year at Kainos.
Where and what did you study? BSc Computing at the University of Ulster, Coleraine.
What did you take away from AppCamp? I took a lot away from AppCamp, meeting new people and learning a new language. It gave me the opportunity to get a feel for business, and work with new technologies.
What are you looking forward to most about mentoring at CodeCamp? I’m most looking forward to sharing the programming experience I have gained in my two years at university - and at AppCamp with the lucky applicants of CodeCamp.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I love shopping, going out for coffee with friends, listening to music and keeping fit.
Lauren Lewis
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Member of:
Team Cupcake

Where are you from? Carryduff

Where do you study? Lagan College (left in June)

What do you study? ICT, Technology and Media Studies (A-Level)

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I wanted to learn more about programming before I attend uni in September. My friends came last year and recommended it to me so I applied!

What are you looking forward to most? Creating and developing my own app

What career do you see yourself going down? Website Design

Best joke: What kind of doctor fixes broken websites? A URLologist

Lauren McMahon
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Member of:
Team Gingerbread
Where are you from? Carnmoney
Where do you study? Cambridge House Grammar School
What do you study? ICT, Media and Geography A Levels
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I applied to CodeCamp to hopefully get a better insight into the IT industry and to understand coding concepts a little better.
What are you looking forward to most? I'm really looking forward to developing my very own app.
Best joke: Q: My friend Phillip went in to get his lip removed - now he’s just Phil.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most?  I enjoy reading and socialising with my friends.
Lee Martin
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Member of:
Team Donut

Where are you from? Northern Ireland

Where do you study? Belfast Met

What do you study? IT

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To make an app.

What are you looking forward to most? Programming professionally

What career do you see yourself going down? Software engineer / Games Programer 

Best joke: I would love to change the world, but they won't give me the source code.

Liam Kelly
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Member of:
Team Ice Cream Sandwich
Where do you study? Friends' School Lisburn / Belfast Met

What do you study? Hoping to start an Extended Diploma in IT in September

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To develop more skills which will help me in education, to meet new people and to gain an insight into the industry

What are you looking forward to most? Turning my app into a reality and gaining skills to make more apps in the future

Best joke: Why could the anarchist not draw in a straight line?

He had no Rulers!

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I enjoy reading, keeping up on world news and current affairs, and learning about history.

I also enjoy hiking and camping every month with my brother and dad, as well as making music and practising my DJing skills.

Leigh McConville
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Member of:
Team Lollipop
Where are you from? Craigavon

Where do you study? Recently finished at Banbridge High School

What do you study? Future A-levels: ICT, Maths, Software Development & Psychology

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I applied to gain experience within the IT industry

What are you looking forward to most? I'm really looking forward to learning more code

Best joke: Apple products

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Spending time with my girlfriend

Leon Campbell
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Member of:
Team Cupcake
Where are you from? Belfast

Where do you study? Campbell College

What do you study? Maths, ICT and Business Studies

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? Because it looked like a fun experience in which I could learn the basics of developing a basic program

What are you looking forward to most? Finding out about the huge diversity available within the IT industry

Other than computers, what do you you do? Football, Etc.

Luke Hall
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Member of:
Team Donut

Where are you from? East Belfast

Where do you study? Sullivan Upper School

What do you study? G.C.S.E. studies

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? After choosing to drop I.C.T. at G.C.S.E I thought that it would be useful to develop any relevant technological/programming skills that I may have otherwise missed the opportunity to do so.

What are you looking forward to most? Continuing to develop my android app on app inventor and testing the finished product.

What career do you see yourself going down? Not entirely sure.

Best joke: I was at an A.T.M bank and an old lady asked if I would help check her balance, so I pushed her over.

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Lynn Morrow
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Mentor of:
Team Jellybean
Where are you from? Recently moved to Donaghcloney.
What's your current job title/role? Teacher of ICT & Head of Department, part-time BMC staff member.
Where and what do you study? Teaching in a grammar school and volunteering with BMC's CoderDojo.
What did you take away from CodeCamp? CodeCamp was a fantastic experience and I particularly enjoyed meeting new people and learning more about the IT workplace from professionals working in the industry.
What are you looking forward to most about mentoring at CodeCamp? Providing a unique learning experience for young people who are motivated and willing to try something new is an exciting prospect and one which offers rewards to mentors and participants alike. It is encouraging to see young people prepared to step out and extend their horizons and open up to new ideas and potential careers.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I love guitar and play whenever I get the opportunity. I'm a gamer and am a fan of "World of Warcraft", "Starcraft", "Diablo III" and the "Halo" series among other games.
Marc Hughes
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Member of:
Team Donut
Where are you from? Magherafelt
Where do you study? Belfast Met
What do you study? Foundation Degree in Software Engineering
Why did you apply for CodeCamp?  Never used app inventor very much just basically and wanted to learn some more and get talking to people within the industry that I really want to become apart of someday.
What are you looking forward to most? Developing new apps and meeting new people who share similar interests to myself
Best joke: How do you make money through object orientated programming? ……..Inheritance *ba dum, tis!*
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I enjoy driving and listening/playing music. In my spare time I like to cruise about the roads with good tunes and when I’m at home I enjoy writing music. 
Marc Kelly
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Member of:
Team Eclair
Where are you from? West Belfast born and raised

Where do you study? St Mary's

What do you study? Computing, ICT and Spanish for GCSE

Why did you apply to Codecamp? I wanted to improve my skills and understanding of coding

What are you looking forward to the most? Making my own app with Appinventor

Best joke? Where do Volkswagens go when they get old? The old volks home

Other than computers what do you like doing the most? Messing about with my friends

Marcus Allen
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Member of:
Team Honeycomb

Name: Marcus Allen

Team name: Honeycomb

Where are you from? I am from Bangor, Co. Down

Where do you study? I am a 6th year in Regent House Grammar School.

What do you study? I am currently studying A-Level Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Computing and Physics.

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I am interested in computers and coding as a career in the future and saw it as a great opportunity to improve my skills.

What are you looking forward to most? Being able to create more of my own apps and other creations.

What career do you see yourself going down? Definitely something in the computer science industry, most likely a software engineer.

Best joke: Who needs rocks? Windows breaks itself...

Mark Brennan
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Member of:
Team Honeycomb

Where are you from? Belfast.

Where do you study? St Louise's Comprehensive College.

What do you study? I am currently studying for my A-Levels which are: ICT, Software Systems Development, Creative iMedia and Applied Science.

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I was interested in programming and development and wanted to learn more about developing applications.

What are you looking forward to most? To be able to learn from the experience at CodeCamp, and to make a nice and working application for Android devices.

What career do you see yourself going down? I am interested in different IT careers such as Game Development, Software Development and other jobs related to programming.

Best joke: Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to build bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning.

Mark Leahy
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Member of:
Team Eclair
Where are you from? Antrim
Where do you study? Belfast Metropolitan College, Millfield. However I have just been accepted to Queen’s University.
What do you study? I just finished my BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (Networking & System Support) and achieved D*D*D* (equivalent to 3 A*’s at A-Level.)
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I have a keen interest in programming, I have taken up Java in my spare time, I enjoy learning to programme, and creating new ideas, that will help benefit other people, or that people will enjoy. I want to be able to create apps for myself rather than paying for the premium apps that are out on the market, or if something is not in the app that I’d like to have it, to have it customized to me.
What are you looking forward to most? To gain some value experience for the future, as well as looking at all the ideas of the ‘campers’ in their final form.
Best joke: Q: Why do programmers always mix up Halloween and Christmas? A: Because Oct 31 == Dec 25!
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Gaming!
Mark McKinless
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Member of:
Team Honeycomb
Where are you from? Lurgan
Where do you study? University of Ulster
What do you study? Computer Science
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I want to pursue a career in Software Engineering, so thought it would be a good learning experience.
What are you looking forward to most? I'm looking forward to getting the chance to implement ideas into apps.
Best joke: A book just fell on my head.. I only have myshelf to blame.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I like going to the pub with my mates.
Matthew Burns
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Member of:
Team Cupcake
Where are you from? Moneyreagh
Where do you study? Just finished my Upper sixth year at Grosvenor Grammar School.
What do you study? Just finished studying Chemistry, Physics and Computing at A level.
Why did you apply for CodeCamp?  I was interested in the experience and thought that it would look good when applying for jobs in the future.
What are you looking forward to most? Finding out what it’s like building my own app from start to finish.
Best joke: What did the Lawyer say to the other Lawyer? We’re both Lawyers.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? TV shows (like Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead), Playing video games and Youtube.
Matthew Menown
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Member of:
Team Doughnut
Where are you from? Lisburn

Where to you study? I go to RBAI

What do you study? I study Biology, Chemistry, Maths, and Physics

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I wanted to get a taste for what app development was like

What are you look forward to most? Looking at the completed apps!

Best Joke: ["hip","hip"] ( hip hip array)

Other then computers, what do you like doing most? I enjoy playing guitar in my free time.

Matthew Neill
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Member of:
Team IceCream Sandwich
Where are you from? Newtonabbey
Where do you study? Queen’s University, Belfast
What do you study? Computer Science
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? As my university course suggests, I have a keen personal interest in technology. With mobile technology becoming increasingly popular, the opportunity to learn how to create applications on such a platform interested me greatly.
What are you looking forward to most? I want to build my own personal project, building an app that I will be able to call my own. Most importantly I am keen to learn a new skill set, that I can continue to use and add to beyond the camp.
Best joke: Why do bees have sticky hair? Because they use honeycombs!
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Running, Rugby, Football
Matthew O’Reilly
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Mentor of:
Team Cupcake
Where are you from? I’m from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
What's your current job title/role? I'm currently working as a Trainee Software Engineer at Kainos.
Where and what do you study? I'm studying Software Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast.
What did you take away from CodeCamp? From being a mentor at CodeCamp in 2013, I improved my interpersonal skills from assisting my group on the design and development of their Android applications, and it was deeply rewarding on a personal level by having the opportunity to teach the next generation of computing students.
What are you looking forward to most about mentoring at CodeCamp? I'm really looking forward to helping my group through the beginning of their journey into the IT industry by improving their programming skills and sharing my knowledge and experiences from working in Kainos.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends and family, watching football and rugby, and listening to music.
Matty Groves
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Member of:
Team Cupcake
Where are you from? Dundonald

Where do you study? At home now but going to Belfast Met

What do you study? Game development

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I will need it for my future career, coding interests me, and it looks good on a CV

What are you looking forward to most? Winning a Nexus 7 and carrying cupcakes to victory

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Collecting rare beardless garden gnomes, and taking pictures of dogs in hats that represent historic figures.

Matthew Orr
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Member of:
Team Honeycomb

Where are you from? Belfast.

Where do you study? Hazelwood Integrated College.

What do you study? A level Applied ICT, Applied Science & Media Studies.

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To learn more about coding, as Hazelwood does not teach you very much coding in their available classes.

What are you looking forward to most? Learning more about how different programming languages function.

What career do you see yourself going down? Something Computer-related, perhaps computer programming or design.

Best joke: The Xbox One.

Matthew Smith
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Member of:
Team Jellybean
Where are you from? South Belfast

Where do you study? Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School

What do you study? I studied IT, Maths, English Literature, English Language, Spanish, Business Studies, Chemistry, Physics for GCSE

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I wanted to learn more about coding, and become better at using modern software used for software development

What are you looking forward to most? Looking forward to creating my own app

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I enjoy playing basketball and playing the guitar

Meabh Lowry
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Member of:
Team Froyo

Where are you from? Newtownards

Where do you study? Strathearn

What do you study? I am studying Add Maths, Physics, Art and ICT for A level

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To learn more about coding and to meet other people who also have an interest in ICT 

What are you looking forward to most? I am really looking forward to seeing all the finalised apps after a week of developing them

What career do you see yourself going down? I can see myself definitely having a career in Ict maybe developing games for the computer or programming software on the computer 

Best joke: I used to like my neighbours, until they put a password on their Wi-Fi.

Méabh Porter
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Member of:
Team Froyo

Where are you from? West Belfast

Where do you study? St.Dominic's

What do you study? A-Levels: Physics, Maths, Business Studies and ICT

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I am interested in a career in computer science when I am older

What are you looking forward to most? Meeting new people and sharing ideas

What career do you see yourself going down? Computer Science/Engineering

Best joke: The Wedding was so beautiful, even the cake was in tears.

Megan McBride
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Member of:
Team Gingerbread
Where are you from? Belfast

Where do you study? Lagan College

What do you study? ICT, Spanish and History

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To learn and gain more experience in programming and to also have a short glimpse of what a career with computers would be like

What are you looking forward to most? Developing my own app

Best joke: What does a ghost put on when it gets into a car? Its sheet belt.

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I enjoy going out with my friends, reading and volunteering.

Michael Cardwell
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Member of:
Team Froyo

Where are you from? Belfast

Where do you study? Methody College Belfast

What do you study? GCSEs

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I was already interested in app development then saw this course and saw it as an opportunity to learn more about coding 

What are you looking forward to most? Being able to develop my own idea in to a working final product

What career do you see yourself going down? A pilot

Best joke: Someone stole my microsoft office and they're gonna pay, you have my word!

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Michael Dawson
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Mentor of:
Team Ice Cream Sandwich
Where are you from? I'm from Belfast.
What's your current job title/role? I'm a lecturer in the Belfast Met, teaching Creative Media, mostly Adobe products but also Research and Pre-Production Techniques in the Interactive Media Industry.
Where and what do you study? I'm currently enrolled to start in September with the Open University to up-skill in Cisco and Java.
What are you looking forward to most about mentoring at CodeCamp?
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I love interacting with people and see this as an opportunity to help students and enhance my own skills. I love swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, cycling, walking and reading.
Michael Murray
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Member of:
Team Eclair
Where are you from? Belfast

Where do you study? St. Colms High School

What do you study? I shall begin studying A levels this September

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I wanted to do something over summer

What are you looking forward to most? Learning new things

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I've been competitively swimming for 7 years

Micheal Owen
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Member of:
Team Gingerbread

Name: Michael Owen

Team name: Gingerbread

Where are you from? Carryduff, South Belfast

Where do you study? Methodist College Belfast

What do you study? Finished 10 GCSEs, beginning 4 AS levels.

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To learn about coding and app development as it interests me and has become a very useful and desirable skill.

What are you looking forward to most? I'm looking forward to learn coding so I can create my own apps/programs and discover new methods and opportunities.

What career do you see yourself going down? I see myself becoming an engineer of sorts, possibly electronic. However, I could see developing software as a coder or graphics artist a possibility.

Best joke: I just learnt how electricity was measured, I was like "WATT"

Mustafa Kurugollu
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Member of:
Team Eclair

Where are you from? Turkey

Where do you study? Methody

What do you study? Maths, computing, chemistry, biology

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To get some experience in app development.

What are you looking forward to most? Being the next Bill Gates... but realistically I'm just waiting for the next Steam Summer Sale. 

What career do you see yourself going down? IDK

Best joke: Blonde: "What does IDK stand for?" Brunette: "I don’t know." Blonde: "OMG, nobody does!"

Nathanael Holmes
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Member of:
Team Eclair
Where are you from? Bangor
Where do you study? Sullivan Upper School
What do you study? A-level Computing
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I'm interested in app development.
What are you looking forward to most? Creating my own hopefully working app!
Best joke: What’s brown and sticky? A stick.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I enjoy playing sport.
Nathaniel McParland
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Member of:
Team Jellybean
Where are you from? Belleek, Newry, Co.Down
Where do you study? Southern Regional College Newry
What do you study? BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in ICT
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I want to gain valuable knowledge about computer programming and the world of IT.
What are you looking forward to most? I look forward to learning how to use the app inventor software, and learning about different programming languages.
Best joke: A horse walks into a bar. Bartender says, “why the long face?”
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I go to the gym a lot.
Neil Houston
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Member of:
Team Gingerbread
Where are you from? I'm from Ballymena

Where do you study? Cambridge House Grammar School

What do you study? Technology, ICT and Media Studies

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? For the experience of working with apps and design

What are you looking forward to most? I'm looking forward to making my own app

Best joke: Blonde: "What does IDK stand for?"

Brunette: "I don’t know."

Blonde: "OMG, nobody does!"

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? FOOD!

Nathan Rutherford
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Member of:
Team Doughnut
Where are you from? Richhill

Where do you study? Portadown College

What do you study? ICT, Psychology, History and Politics (AS)

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I applied for CodeCamp for a multitude of reasons. I suppose the primary reason was to learn more about programming (and languages) as well as what is involved in each stage of software development. I also wanted to see whether or not I would be interested in programming as a career, needless to say I was not disappointed.

What are you looking forward to most? Learning more about programming languages such as Java and Swift (for IOS) and getting to spend more time speaking to other groups and indeed those within the legendary Team Doughnut.

Best joke: Windows 8

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I am very interested in the subject of Psychology, and enjoy researching different topics within the subject.

Orlaigh Connnolly
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Member of:
Team Froyo

Where are you from? - West Belfast.

Where do you study? - St Dominic's School for Girls.

What do you study? - A-levels - Applied ICT, Government and Politics and History.

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? - I applied for CodeCamp to get out of the confinement of controlled coursework ICT and explore the programming/mathematical side of the subject. 

What are you looking forward to most?

 - I'm looking forward to meeting new friends and sharing new ideas.

What career do you see yourself going down? - Midwifery and doing a course in sonography. 

Best joke: I kept trying to go fishing with Skrillex. But he kept dropping the bass.

Pamela Nelson
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Member of:
Team Gingerbread
Where are you from? Lurgan
Where do you study? Queen’s University, Belfast
What do you study? I studied Computer Science.
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I want to further enhance my skills in programming and hopefully get an insight into app development, and Kainos as a company.
What are you looking forward to most? I am most looking forward to taking my own ideas from scratch and developing them into a real life app.
Best joke: A blonde, a redhead, and a brunette were all lost in the desert. They found a lamp and rubbed it. A genie popped out and granted them each one wish. The redhead wished to be back home. Poof! She was back home. The brunette wished to be at home with her family. Poof! She was back home with her family. The blonde said, “Awwww, I wish my friends were here.”
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I enjoy playing games.
Patrick McMullan
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Member of:
Team Eclair

Where are you from?Belfast

Where do you study?Methodist College 

What do you study? Maths, Economics, Physics and Spanish.

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? Always wanted to know a bit about computer programming after having never studied it in school so thought it would be a good thing to do!

What are you looking forward to most? Seeing how my app turns out at the end!

What career do you see yourself going down? I am thinking about studying Economics or business.

Best joke: I never wanted  to believe that my Dad was stealing from his job as a road worker. But when I got home, the signs were there. (lols)

Paul Barnes
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Member of:
Team Froyo
Where are you from? I am from Belfast, Northern Ireland

Where do you study? I study at S.t Mary's C.B.G.S and I am going into upper sixth

What do you study? I study Government and Politics, Technology and Maths at A level

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I wanted to learn a lot more about coding and computing and I have heard that CodeCamp was great fun last year so I wanted to be part of it this year. I also know it would look amazing on my CV and personal statement for uni, and I'll meet new people as well

What are you looking forward to most? I am looking forward to learning about the different computing languages and the chance to make my own app

Best joke: What did the man who created the "knock knock" jokes win? A no-bell peace prize!

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I love playing music as I have a grade 8 in musical theory, I love playing the tin whistle and the flute.

Paul Fegan
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Member of:
Team Cupcake
Where are you from? Keady, County Armagh.
Where do you study? St Patrick’s High School, Keady
What do you study? Maths, Physics, History
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I applied to CodeCamp to gain a better understanding of software programs and the way they are developed.
What are you looking forward to most? I am looking forward to learning more about the computer programming industry and the way software is developed.
Best joke: My friend rang me and asked “What are you doing at the moment?”. I said “Probably failing my driving test” .
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Gaming
Peter Beasant
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Member of:
Team Honeycomb
Where are you from? Mossley, Newtownabbey
Where do you study? Ballyclare Secondary School
What do you study? ICT, Maths and Technology & Design
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I'm really interested in learning how to create apps.
What are you looking forward to most? I'm looking forward to creating my own app.
Best joke: A giraffe walks into a bar and lies down on the ground. The bar tender walks over and says, “What’s that lying on the ground?” Someone says, “That’s not a lion, that’s a giraffe”.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Winning Ulster Schools Athletics team event!
Peter Fox
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Member of:
Team Froyo
Where are you from? Hillsborough

Where do you study? Friends' School Lisburn

What do you study? Eng Lit, Eng lang, Maths, Further Maths, RE, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, French

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I am really interested in computers and coding

What are you looking forward to most? Designing my own app in the last week

Best joke: What do you call a man with a spade in his head? An ambulance

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I like cycling

Peter McGarry
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Member of:
Team Donut

Where are you from? Ballycastle, Co.Antrim

Where do you study? Cross and Passion College, Ballycastle

What do you study? Biology, ICT and P.E

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I wanted to get an insight into the IT sector.

What are you looking forward to the most? Getting my app completed.

What career do you see yourself going down? Physiotherapy

Best Joke: What do you call an alligator in a vest? ..an investigator!

Peter Morrison
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Member of:
Team Ice Cream Sandwich
Where are you from? Belfast

Where do you study? MCB

What do you study? Latin, Maths, English, Science, French

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I wanted to develop my skills in programming

What are you looking forward to most? Learning more on programming

Best joke: There's a band called 1023MB. They haven't got any gigs yet

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Games and playing with new technology

Phil Adams
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Member of:
Team Jellybean
Where are you from? Carrickfergus
Where do you study? University of Bath
What do you study? Physics
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I’m interested in a career in IT, so I wanted to learn more about what the industry is like.
What are you looking forward to most?  I want to make my phone meow again.
Best joke: A man walks into a butcher’s and says, “I bet you £100 you can’t reach the beef on the top shelf.” The butcher says “No way, the steaks are too high!”
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I love to play guitar, socialise with friends, and I play bridge for the Northern Ireland Under-20s team.
Rachel McCormick
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Member of:
Team Eclair
Where are you from? West Belfast

Where do you study? St Louise's Comprehensive College

What do you study? Chemistry, Maths, Biology and Physics

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I wanted to get experience in coding as I want to study Computer Science and Mathematics at university

What are you looking forward to most? I'm looking forward to creating my own app and meeting new people

Best joke: Q: What do you do with a sick chemist?

A: If you can't helium, and you can't curium, then you might as well barium.

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Baking, running, spending time with my friends and reading

Rahul Kadadi
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Member of:
Team Donut
Where are you from? I’m from Newry Co.Down
Where do you study? I study at St.Colman’s College, Newry
What do you study? I study biology, chemistry and physics A-levels.
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I applied to CodeCamp to gain an insight in what coding and programming is all about, to gain experience and knowledge and to find out if I am interested in studying IT in university.
What are you looking forward to most? I am looking forward to interacting with new people, finding out more about Kainos, coming up with an idea to make an app and creating that app.
Best joke:  “Knock Knock” “Who’s there?” “Cash” “Cash Who?” “No thank you, I’ll have a peanut instead.”
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? In my free time I enjoy mainly swimming, playing football and watching movies!
Rameen Ghahremanzadeh
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Member of:
Team Froyo
Where are you from? Newtownabbey
Where do you study? Belfast Metropolitan College
What do you study? HND in Computing and Systems Development
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I want to learn the fundamentals of programming and to learn a bit about App Inventor.
What are you looking forward to most?  I'm looking forward to learning the fundamentals of programming, to learn a bit about App Inventor, and to meet new people interested in programming.
Best joke: Why does the Java developer wear glasses? Because he can’t C#.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I like playing computer games.
Reece McBurney
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Member of:
Team IceCream Sandwich
Where are you from? Holywood
Where do you study? Belfast Metropolition College (Titanic Quarter)
What do you study? A-levels ICT, Physics, Biology
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I'm really interested in app development, I wanted to get some experience.
What are you looking forward to most? I can't wait to make my own app and learn new skills.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I like gaming!
Rhianna Cooper
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Member of:
Team Cupcake

Where are you from? Belfast

Where do you study? Methodist College Belfast

What do you study? Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Latin, Maths, Further Maths, French, English Literature and language, Religious Education and History. (GCSEs)

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To build up skills and knowledge on this subject.

What are you looking forward to most? Learning how to develop apps and being able to work independently to create my own app that will hopefully be useful.

What career do you see yourself going down? Medicine is my main interest at the moment but my options are open to any any other interesting career paths.

Best joke: I went to the zoo the other day and there was only one dog in it -- it was a shitzu.

Rian Morgan
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Member of:
Team Eclair
Where are you from? Newry, Mayobridge

Where do you study? I go to Abbey Grammar

What do you study? I'm currently doing GCSEs, but moving to A-levels

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I applied to get a little bit more experience

What are you looking forward to most? Learning how to make apps!

Best joke: Whens the best time to go to the dentist? Toothurty

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I love eating, and going camping!

Richard Coulter
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Member of:
Team Ice Cream Sandwich

Where are you from? Belfast

Where do you study? Campbell College

What do you study? GCSE's 

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I have been interested in coding for a long time and I felt that this camp would provide me with more skills 

What are you looking forward to most? Designing and building my app!

What career do you see yourself going down? Hopefully programming and cyber security 

Best joke: I like rice. Rice is great if you're hungry and want 2000 of something

Robert Allen
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Mentor of:
Team Honeycomb

Where are you from? Belfast 

Where do you study? Malone College

What do you study? ict and technology

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To try something different out of my comfort zone

What are you looking forward to most? Building and presenting my app

What career do you see yourself going down? ICT or Technology 

Best joke: What’s brown and sticky? A stick.

Ronan McCluskey
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Member of:
Team Honeycomb

Where are you from? Falls Road

Where do you study? St.Mary's C.B.G.S

What do you study? Computing, Media and Applied Business.

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To get a headstart for GCSEs.

What are you looking forward to most? Seeing other people's app ideas.

What career do you see yourself going down? Something to do with media and computers, or maybe becoming an entrepreneur.

Best joke: What did the DNA say to the other DNA? Do these genes make my butt look fat?

Ross Edgar
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Member of:
Team Honeycomb

Where are you from? Ards Peninsula

Where do you study? Regent House Grammar School, Newtownards

What do you study? Maths, Physics and Computing

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I applied for code camp because i am considering doing a programming based degree in university and want to know more about it.

What are you looking forward to most? Getting my As- Results and my Holiday to France.

What career do you see yourself going down? I would like to eventually lead a project in a software development company.

Best joke: What happens when a frogs car breaks down?, It gets toad away

Ross Moles
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Member of:
Team Gingerbread
Where are you from? Dundonald
Where do you study? I studied at SERC, Bangor
What do you study? ICT Level 3 BTEC
Why did you apply for CodeCamp?  I am interested in programming and computers, and I thought it would help me decide which uni course I want to do.
What are you looking forward to most? Having never created an app before, I am most looking forward to taking an idea from beginning to end, and having a final product to show for my work.
Best joke: Why shouldn't you write with a broken pencil? Because it’s pointless!
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Playing football, socialising and playing games at home.
Ross Wightman
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Member of:
Team Honeycomb
Where are you from? Belfast

Where do you study? At school

What do you study? History, Geography, French, DA Biology, DA Chemistry, DA Physics, English Literature, English Language, Mathematics, Learning for Life and Work, Religion, Computing, and Economics

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To receive a proper meal and learn how to code to aid me in a future career

What are you looking forward to most? I'm really looking forward to designing, developing my own app

Best joke: A man goes to the doctors and says, "I've broken my iPad." The Doctor replies, "We've got a tablet for that."

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Sleeping, eating and going out with my mates

Ruairí Patterson
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Member of:
Team Froyo

Where are you from? Belfast

Where do you study? Belfast Metropolitan College

What do you study? A level 3 Extended Diploma in IT

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To develop a better knowledge and understanding of coding in general.

What are you looking forward to most? Finishing my application.

What career do you see yourself going down? A career related to software development.

Best joke: Dreamweaver

Ryan Beckett
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Mentor of:
Team Donut

Where are you from? I'm from Banbridge, Northern Ireland.
What's your current job title/role? Student - I will be studying Software Engineering in September at the University of Ulster.
Where and what do you study? For the last 2 years I have been studying a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT at SERC.
What did you take away from CodeCamp? Over the 2 weeks at CodeCamp last year I got a good grasp of how software is planned, designed, built and tested. The best experience from CodeCamp was being able to build my own an app from scratch, this included researching the app, designing the app and then putting the app through testing until the final version was reached. CodeCamp helped teach me the development stages apps go through, reinforce the basics of programming and bridge the gap between IT taught in the classroom and 'real' software development.
What are you looking forward to most about mentoring at CodeCamp? I am looking forward to interacting with others who share my passion in programming and the chance to inspire others as I was last year at CodeCamp.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I spend a lot of my free time training. I particularly enjoy wrestling, judo and boxing when I can squeeze it in.
Ryan Curran
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Member of:
Team Ice Cream Sandwich
Where are you from? Near Downpatrick.

Where do you study? St Patrick's Grammar Downpatrick

What do you study? AS level ICT, Business studies and Religion

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? A friend invited me

What are you looking forward to most? Making my own functioning app

Best joke: Q) "What do you say when comforting a Grammar Nazi?"

A) "They're there their."

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Relaxing and doing as little as possible.

Ruarí O’Malley
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Member of:
Team Eclair
Where are you from? Downpatrick

Where do you study? St. Patrick's Grammar School, Downpatrick

What do you study? Art, ICT, English

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I was interested in learning how to code apps and websites along with gaining an insight into what career I should choose

What are you looking forward to most? I am looking forward to implement my ideas into apps and learning how to use code for future projects

Best joke: What did the fish say when he swam into a wall? Oh damn

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I enjoy listening to music, watching movies with my friends and playing games.

Ruairi O’Neill
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Member of:
Team Eclair
Where are you from? Crossmaglen

Where do you study? Abbey Grammar School Newry

What do you study? ICT, Technology, Construction and Religion

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I wanted to gain experience within the IT industry

What are you looking forward to most? Developing my own app!

Best joke: Whats red and bad for your teeth? .. a brick!

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Gaelic Football and Golf

Samuel Pyper
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Member of:
Team Jellybean
Where are you from? Northern Ireland

Where do you study? St.Colmans High School

What do you study? I study ICT

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I wanted to learn how to develop applications

What are you looking forward to most? I'm looking forward to designing applications

Best joke: How does a computer tell you it needs more memory? it says 'byte me'

Sam White
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Member of:
Team Lollipop
Where are you from? Ballymena

Where do you study? Just finished up at Ballymena Academy

What do you study? I studied ICT, Art and Biology at A Level

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I wanted to test the waters, to find out if programming was for me

What are you looking forward to most? I'm looking forward to creating my own app and using Google Glass

Best joke: What does a nosey pepper do? Get jalapeno business

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I play tennis

Scott Hamilton
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Member of:
Team Cupcake
Where are you from? Dundonald

Where do you study? Campbell College

What do you study? Currently studying Information Communication Technology, Geography, Biology and hopefully Computer Science

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I was interested in the chance to learn and develop my own app, while learning some code at the same time

What are you looking forward to most? Winning the Nexus 7 😛 and leading our team to victory!

Best joke: I used to be addicted to soap, but I'm clean now.

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Playing rugby, and I believe that pudding tastes better with a plastic spoon

Scott Spreadborough
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Member of:
Team Gingerbread

Where are you from? Lisburn

Where do you study? Campbell College Belfast

What do you study? GCSE's

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I have an interest in coding and want to do this in later life.

What are you looking forward to most? Making my own app

What career do you see yourself going down? I want to be a computer programmer down the line.

Best joke: What's green, has four legs and could kill you if it fell from a tree? A pool table.                                         

Sean Haughian
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Member of:
Team Froyo
Where are you from? Armagh
Where do you study? Queen’s University, Belfast
What do you study? I'm studying Computer Science.
Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I want to broaden my experience with computers as this is the field I aspire to work with in the future. It also gives me an insight into Kainos as a company. This is valuable as I will be applying for my university placement year in the coming months.
What are you looking forward to most? I want to gain some skills in the development of apps for Android using the App Inventor, as it allows me to see my thoughts and ideas come to life.
Best joke: An SQL query goes into a bar, walks up to two tables and asks, “Can I join you?”
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I enjoy watching movies.
Sean Kane
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Member of:
Team Froyo

Where do you study? St. Patrick's College, Antrim Road

What do you study? Art and Design, Hospitality and Catering, Applied Business and Level 3 Photography (Creative Crafts)

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I am really interested in Web Design and I thought I would try something new by developing apps.

What are you looking forward to most? Meeting new people and sharing ideas and collaborating with others to make awesome apps.

What career do you see yourself going down? Web Design, Hospitality Management, Photography and possibly a Software Developer.

Best joke: what did Jay-Z call his girlfriend before they got married? Feyoncé

Sean McAllister
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Member of:
Team Froyo
Where are you from? Larne

Where do you study? I attend St. Louis Grammar, Ballymena

What do you study? I have recently picked my GCSE subjects. I picked further maths, ICT, Business Studies and Irish.

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I didn't actually know about CodeCamp until 3 days before it started. I was signed up by a parent and put on the waiting list but I have thanked him every day I've been here

What are you looking forward to most? I'm looking forward to creating my own app

Best joke: I quit my job at the helium factory. I refuse to be spoken to in that tone.

I never believed my dad was stealing from his job as a road worker but when I got home, all the signs were there.

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I love playing football and snooker

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Shannon Holgate
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Mentor of:
Team Eclair
My name is Shannon. I've been on placement within Kainos for the past year. During placement I've had my nose stuck in just about everything: some big structured projects and some new exciting applications. I was warmly welcomed into Kainos during AppCamp in 2011, now I’d like to pass on some of my knowledge in CodeCamp and help my group gain an introductory edge into the Software Development industry!
When I don’t have my eyes and brain glued to code you can find my under a car in my garage or chilling out at the cinema!
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Sheree Atcheson
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Mentor of:
Team Gingerbread
Hi, I’m Sheree. I recently graduated from QUB with a degree in Computer Science. As I have just returned to Kainos, my role is fresh and new. I am thoroughly enjoying being introduced to an array of new technologies that will no doubt shape my career in this lucrative company.
In my spare time I enjoy going to gigs, modelling and spending time with my dog.
I am eagerly looking forward to meeting my CodeCamp group and helping them through the beginning of their journey into the magnificent world of software development.
Stephen McGuigan
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Member of:
Team Gingerbread

Where are you from? The Earth.

Where do you study? School.

What do you study? Repeating lower sixth.

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To learn the basics of coding and see if I enjoyed the experience.

 

What are you looking forward to most? Sleeping and presenting my app.

What career do you see yourself going down? Software engineering

Best jokeHickory Dickory Dock. Three mice went up the clock. The clock struck one and the other two got away with minor injuries.  

Stephen McVeigh
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Member of:
Team Eclair

Where are you from? Dungannon

Where do you study? St Patrick's Academy

What do you study? Maths,Further Maths, Computing, Chemistry, Physics

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? Interested in coding and making things work

What are you looking forward to most? Meeting other people who are interested in the same things as me and learning new programming languages.

What career do you see yourself going down? Electronic Systems and Software engineering

Best joke: Why did the forgetful chicken cross the road? To get to the other side -- er, no -- to go shopping -- no, not that either -- damn it.

Tajdid Rahman
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Member of:
Team Donut
Where are you from? Whiteabbey, Newtownabbey
Where do you study? Belfast Met, Titanic Quarter.
What do you study? I recently finished an Extended Diploma in Interactive Media which incorporates web design, graphic design, video production, 3D modelling, etc. I plan on doing a Foundation Degree in Interactive Media which leans more towards web and app development.
Why did you apply for CodeCamp?  I was actually looking for web and graphic design events on the Digital Circle website and stumbled upon the Kainos CodeCamp event and thought that this would be a good opportunity to get a good insight on Android app development and hopefully the experience that I gain from here will allow me to design better UIs for future Android app design projects.
What are you looking forward to most? Gaining some valuable experience in Android app development, learning more about the IT industry in general and meeting some new people.
Best joke:  Why did the programmer quit his job? Because he didn’t get arrays.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Other than graphic design, I really like to produce electronic music. I also tend to watch a lot of TV shows (Breaking Bad, GoT, True Blood, etc) and movies.
Thomas Downing
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Member of:
Team Lollipop
Where are you from? Portadown

Where do you study? Royal School in Dungannon

What do you study? Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Biology

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? To learn more about programming and to see if i wanted to pursue a career in ICT

What are you looking forward to most? Finishing, trying and changing my own app

Best joke: Why was the boy sad? He had a frog stapled to his face

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Rugby, sailing and longboarding.

Tommy Groves
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Member of:
Team Cupcake
Where are you from? Dundonald

Where do you study? Newtownbreda High School

What do you study? I'm studying ICT, Psychology & Business studies

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I heard its a great place to meet singles in your area

What are you looking forward to most? Becoming the master of Appinventor and learning programming languages

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I like long walks on the beach, and vandalizing my brothers rare beardless garden gnome collection

Tom McAlinden
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Member of:
Team Froyo
Where are you from? Belfast

Where do you study? Aquinas Grammar School

What do you study? Maths, English Literature, English Language, RE, French, Spanish, IT, Further Maths, Chemistry, and Physics

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I applied for CodeCamp as I would like to go into Software Engineering as a career

What are you looking forward to most?  I'm looking forward to learning more java

Best joke: (terrible pun)

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? I like to sail and do drama, and in my free time I play guitar and banjo

Tom Strahan
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Member of:
Team Lollipop
Where are you from? Limavady- thats Limavegas to you though...

Where do you study? I have finished school now, and I'm waiting on my A levels results to see whether or not I will go to University of York

What do you study? Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence, if I get in to York. At A level I studied Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Biology

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? For science

What are you looking forward to most? Displaying my superiority to Bobby Kordula via means of intellectual and lexical tussle

Best joke: A buddist walks up to a hotdog stand and says: "Make me one with everything."

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Skateboarding, playing guitar, generally being awesome in every aspect.

Victoria Scott
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Member of:
Team Froyo

Where are you from? Finaghy 

Where do you study? Methodist College Belfast

What do you study? technology, classical civilisation, business studies, chemistry & biology (GCSE's)

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? i believe apps are the next big thing for business', so i wanted to get an insight into what goes on behind the scenes, and be able to utilize complicated software with a bit of help 

What are you looking forward to most?

What career do you see yourself going down? I just live my life as it comes, and dont get worked up about certain events, A medical support officer, or something army related

Best joke: Why did the skittles fail school? Because they werent smarties

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William Artt
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Mentor of:
Team Gingerbread
Where are you from? Belfast, Northern Ireland.
What's your current job title/role? Lecturer at Belfast Metropolitan College.
What are you looking forward to most about mentoring at CodeCamp? Seeing the results achieved through taking part and the variety of Apps that will be created using AppInventor.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Listening to music, attending concerts, watching movies, and meeting up with friends.
William Jess
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Member of:
Team Jellybean
Where are you from? Dromara

Where do you study? I just finished a BTEC Extended Diploma in IT at Lisburn SERC. I will be studying Computer Science at Queens University Belfast later this year

What do you study? Computer Science

Why did you apply for CodeCamp? I have a strong interest in computing, especially in regards to how fast mobile technologies are expanding and changing the way we operate on a daily basis. I wanted to gain a better understanding of how app development works, as I believe that mobile programming skills will be incredibly empowering to have in the next few years

What are you looking forward to most? Planning, designing and developing an app that I can call my own, and gaining a better understanding of how software would be developed professionally

Best joke: When your hammer is C++, everything starts looking like a thumb

Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Reading, listening to music and relaxing 🙂

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Willis McBriar
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Mentor of:
Team Lollipop
Where are you from? Killinchy
What's your current job title/role? Engineer/Trainer
Where and what do you study? MSc in Learning and BSc in Electronics at Queen's University Belfast.
What are you looking forward to most about mentoring at CodeCamp? Meeting new folks and finding out what interests them.
Other than computers, what do you like doing most? Cycling, and seeing my grown-up kids.

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