14 - 18 AugustKivik, Sweden

 C# camp for beginners  

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

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

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

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

C# is a very popular and loved programming language. It is great for building complex web applications and especially good for creating Windows desktop applications. Also, it is used in the most popular game engine - Unity for developing games and virtual reality. It is the crown jewel of Microsoft’s .NET framework and .NET developers are in high demand.

Bring your laptop (PC or Mac) and make sure to install the free version of Visual Studio (or Visual Studio for Mac) beforehand.

About the course:

We will start from scratch and give you a thorough walk-through of the C# programming language. The lessons will be interactive: you will write lots of code and get lots of help and feedback. Programming is a lot of fun and at times even addictive. We feel excited and passionate about introducing you to it!

Expected learning outcomes:

After the course the attendant should have got:

  • You will learn how to use Microsoft Visual Studio - a powerful development environment where we will write our code. 
  • You will learn basic programming concepts that are present in all programming languages, such as variables and control structures. 
  • You will learn how to use data structures such as arrays, lists, and dictionaries.
  • You will learn about object-oriented and functional programming. 
  • You will be able to create simple interactive console applications. 
  • You will also see how C# is used in developing Windows desktop applications and for web development.

All you need to know

When and where?

Wednesday August 14 to Sunday August 18 2019 in Kivik, Skåne (detailed instructions on how to get to the camp will be sent out to the participant before the camp).

Who is this camp for? 

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

What are the pre requisites? 

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

What is the price? 

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

What is included in the ticket price? 

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

What is not included? 

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

Which language will the class be in? 

The class will be held in Swedish or in English. With that said, if there is participants that only speaks english, the course will be held in English. However, we will be able to explain and help in Swedish.


Your friends at the camp

Antonina Nevstedt
C# Teacher

Antonina has a master’s degree in computer science from Lund University. She has worked with Android development at Google in Munich, has developed e-commerce solutions in Java at Netset in Malmö and is now an IT-consultant at Consid, working as a .NET developer with customers such as FlygBRA and TryggHansa. Antonina has also worked as a teaching assistant in programming and mathematics at Lund University. She will make sure you get a great introduction to programming.

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Vanja Tufvesson
Code Mentor

Co founder of Pink Programming, with a passion for teaching and spreading the joy of programming. With experienced background in development, Vanja will support and assist you through the different programming tasks. Vanja is also a runner and certified yoga teacher. During the camp she will hold daily vinyasa yoga classes for beginners. 

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Tone Pedersen
Code Mentor

Co-founder of Pink Programming, adventurer and extreme sporter and CTO of the hot Stockholm music startup Riteband, Tone will showcase her statistical model that predicts the next top music hit, aka Sommarplåga. Don't be afraid to challenge her to go on a tricky mountain bike ride or to run a marathon a day. This adventurer will not let you down. 

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Madeleine Erlandsson
Camp Manager

Madeleine work as a Tester at Sigma IT Consulting and she is also the event manager at Pink Programming where she help with planning of Pink Programming Sundays at Sigma's office in Gothenburg. She is the one that will plan and organise so the days at  the camp will be full of joy and fun activities. 

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Organized by

Pink Programming

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