CodeFest 2017 Schedule


6:00 pm Participant Check-in

6:30 pm Dinner & Networking

6:50 pm Welcome Presentation & Opening Ceremony

7:30 pm Formation of Teams

8:30 pm Hacking Begins – Mentors aid with Initial Planning



9:00 am Breakfast

9:15 am The Art of Collaboration (Eat while you listen)

Learn about the tools of the trade when it comes to working with and developing in teams. Topics will include version control, methods of communication, and planning tools. Learn what makes life is easier whether you are working with a team face to face or remotely.  

10:00-11:00 am Mentors Meet with Teams

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Web Applications: What is it that I’m Stacking?

There has been a lot of changes in web development over the last few years. Web applications have gone through multiple transitionary periods and this leaves many new developers trying to keep up. What exactly are these changes and what exactly am I supposed to be stacking?

2:00 pm Mentors Meet with Teams

3:00 pm Resume Workshop

5:00 pm Entering a DevOps World

It used to take months for a company to release changes and fixes to a software system, and usually, this resulted in lengthy downtimes for users as they slowly updated their systems. Now, it is possible to release changes multiple times in a day with zero downtime. How is this possible? 

6:00 pm Dinner



9:00 am Breakfast

9:15 am Soft Skills are More Than Software

The primary skill that people think about when they consider software development is their ability to program. However, programming skill is only a part of the equation and there is much more to being a good software developer than sitting in a cubicle. 

10:00-11:00 am Mentors Meet with Teams Final Time

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Expo & Judging Begins

Demonstrate your project to the rest of the participants and the community! We will be setting up for a science fair style demonstration-a-thon. This is where you get to show all of your hard work!

4:00 pm Final Demonstrations

Once the Expo is over, we will be identifying the best projects for one final demonstration in front of everyone.

5:00 pm Closing Ceremony & Awards

We invite everyone to stay for the closing ceremony where we will be recognizing the top projects and be giving away excellent door prizes!