Design Hackathon: App Development + Computer Science Innovation

June 1 - 5, 2020

Are you interested in app development? Are you fascinated by design? Do you want to solve real problems with innovative solutions? Then our Design Hackathon: App Development + Computer Science Innovation camp is for you!

Learn software development taking a human-centric design approach with Swift, Apple’s proprietary development language. Learn the fundamentals of app development and leverage on design methodologies to understand user needs, do rapid ideation, build quick prototypes and test prototypes with users. By gathering quick feedback, you will iterate and improve your solutions.

By the end of the camp, this will come full circle with business plan development and pitching techniques, enabling you to communicate your ideas convincingly to an audience. 

By going through the entire product-service-system development process, you will understand how design and engineering interface to solve real, pressing problems and to create radical, innovative technological solutions with effective business plans.

Camp Details

Dates: June 1 - 5, 2020
Times: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: CU Denver, Lawrence Street Center & Tivoli Student Union
Cost: $700
Participants: high school students, ages 14 - 18.

Registration opens soon. Complete our interest form, and we'll contact you when registration opens!

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Camp FAQs


Coronavirus statement

The Engineering + Innovation Camp staff is closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus. At this time, we intend to hold all camp programs as scheduled. If the outbreak continues locally and/or nationally through the end of April and seems likely to extend into the summer, we will cancel the camps. If we do cancel the camps, full refunds will be given back to families. Additionally, if we do hold the camps, we will give a full refund to anyone who isn't comfortable attending due to coronavirus concerns up to a week before the camp starts.


We want to reiterate that we don't anticipate that we will have to cancel any camp programs this summer but are prepared to act upon CDC and state government recommendations. We will you updated as the situation evolves.

The CU Denver College of Engineering, Design and Computing has partnered with Codomo to offer this innovative camp. Codomo is an education technology company with a mission to deliver delightful education experiences to nurture innovative minds through products and experiences rooted in design innovation, an amalgamation of design thinking and computational thinking.