20 Aug 2021

[POSTPONED] DGG Code Camp 2021

Join us at Deakin Warrnambool at the end of the T2 intra-trimester break for a weekend of coding and collaboration!

EVENT POSTPONED, DATE TBC: Due to Lockdown #6 and the expected staged easing of restrictions, DGG is very sad to announce that code camp has been postponed. We haven’t chosen a date yet, so if you are a member and have any preferences please let us know!

Beginning Friday night and concluding Sunday lunchtime , the geeks will be heading south for a weekend in Warrnambool. The idea is that we come along with something we want to work on or learn (but if you don’t have anything that’s fine too – we’ll have some ideas for you!) and work together and/or help each other with our coding projects.

We’d also love some members to practice their presenting skills and help us all learn something new by giving a short talk on a tech topic (e.g. 5-15 mins) or delivering a short workshop (e.g. 1hr). Confirmed presentations are listed at the bottom of this page to inspire you!

This is an alcohol-free, members-only event. Attendees are reminded that they are bound by the Deakin Code of Conduct at all times during this event.

Ticket availability

  • Timely techie ticket purchases are available for $150 and determine the size of the unit we book.
  • Late tickets will be available for $160 if there are rooms available after this – late tickets are not guaranteed.
  • This is a members-only (and hence women and non-binary only) event. If you identify as female or non-binary, are a Deakin student, and want to come on our code camp but are not a member – simply join DGG before registering for the camp.

The event will kick off at 5pm Friday and conclude around lunchtime on Sunday (officially 2pm is the latest check-out time).

  • Accommodation (depending on numbers, this will either be a single room or shared room with one other student) including linen and towels
  • Breakfast and snacks
  • Use of a pre-booked classroom on Saturday (all day) and Sunday (morning)

Lunches and dinners – we will likely arrange this as a group (e.g. takeaway deliveries) but attendees are welcome to make their own arrangements

  • Laptop + charger
  • Toiletries
  • Any medication you need
  • An idea of something you’d like to code*, or a project you’d like help with or to work with someone on**
  • A growth mindset!
  • Optional: A board game, card game, etc for Saturday night
  • Some cash, just in case you need some for meals and ATMs are not close by

* Not mandatory – we’ll have some too!
** For academic integrity reasons, any projects you work on at the camp must NOT be assignments.

  • Train: Catch the Warrnambool V/Line train and disembark at Sherwood Park – this station is at the front of the Warrnambool campus. You should check timetables and fares on the V/Line website, but at the time of writing suitable train times are:
    • Friday: 7:46am from Southern Cross arrives at Sherwood Park at 11:15, 13:09 arrives at 16:36.
    • Sunday: We understand some attendees will want to spend some time in Warrnambool township after the camp concludes. Trains depart Warrnambool station at 11:50 and 17:32 (and stop at Sherwood Park soon after for those travelling home from the campus).
  • Driving: Parking on campus is available but not guaranteed.
  • If leaving campus for meals, any parking fees are at your own expense. Carpooling with other members is permitted, and Uber also operates in Warrnambool. Some public buses are available but have non-Myki ticketing and limited frequency.

  • We will be staying on-campus at Deakin Warrnambool.
  • Check-in is from 2pm onwards on Friday, and check-out by 2pm Sunday. We will formally kick off the event at 5pm and get dinner delivered.

By attending this event, you agree to adhere to the Victorian Government, DUSA and venues COVID-related restrictions and requirements that are in place at the time of the entry, inclusive of the below.

  • You are declaring you are well and without COVID symptoms. If youre unwell, you should not attend the event.
  • You will record your attendance via the check in QR code or locally advised system to support contact tracing and adhere to space capacity constraints.
  • If after attending the event you test positive to COVID-19, you will notify DUSA via phone: 1300 555 528 or via email: dusa-contact@deakin.edu.au.
  • You will follow all COVID-Safe instructions as sign-posted and advised by designated individuals of the Venue and Club.
  • The host of the event (Club) and the venue, reserve the right to postpone or cancel the event in the circumstance that COVID-related restrictions and requirements render the event not feasible. The club will act in the best interests of all ticket holders through consultation with our venues to ensure the safety of patrons, in the unlikely circumstance that the event is cancelled a refund will be provided to the ticket purchaser.
  • There is no refund or exchange on any Ticket except as required by law and as otherwise specified by the Event Holder. If a refund is made, the club to the extent permitted by law may retain any booking fee or other fees and charges that have been charged to you.
  • As per VIC DHHS Covid-19 guidelines, all ticket sales are subject to a refund, or transfer to another person (minus booking fee) where a ticket holder has been instructed to quarantine by the Department of Health.


Leesa Ward

  • HTML/CSS/JS Code-Along

DGG President and web dev Leesa will present a crash course in front-end web dev in the form of building a small page with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Elsie Gutmanis

  • Security

DGG member Elsie will be presenting on security – details TBC

Mitchie Thomson

  • TBC

DGG Secretary extraordinaire Mitchie will be presenting on…something 😉