Chaos Camp 2022 - 2023 is a series of free courses aimed at young people who are interested in gaining knowledge and skills in different aspects of coding.
By successfully completing a Chaos Camp course you will acquire better programming knowledge and abilities, as well as soft skills which may open doors for you to the software industry. As a participant in Chaos Camp you will have the exciting opportunity to visit Chaos’ Sofia premises, meet and be mentored by professionals from our team, and last but not least - be part of the selection process for the annual Chaos Internship program.
All courses will be held in Bulgarian language but your English language knowledge may also be tested during the admission process. Lectures will be held mainly online and partly onsite at Chaos’ Sofia office, if the conditions allow. Attending lectures and submitting homeworks is mandatory in order to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate.
The Algorithmic course program seemed quite promising and I was eager to apply. I also wanted to learn more about the technologies that Chaos developed. We learned about different algorithms and data structures and the curriculum turned out to be quite intense. If one wants to get the best out of it they have to read additional materials, to code and to regularly prepare their homework.
I have been part of the Chaos team for 2.5 years now and it feels great to be here. Actually the course opened the doors to Chaos for me.
I am a person who learns best in an organized environment so the Go course was a great opportunity for me.
The course covers the latest Go developments as well as good programming practices overall. Since there is a homework assignment every week you are encouraged to follow along which is good for your motivation. The guest lecturers from the Chaos team were very engaging - for example, by live coding and optimizing a piece of code together with the audience. The final project was the highlight for me. Not only do you get to make a working prototype on a topic that you find interesting but you also receive practical advice on how to improve it.
Ray Tracing sounds scary, right? At least it did to me. But the Chaos Camp Ray Tracing course showed me how easy it is to get going. We started creating wild images from the very beginning and with every new task came a new challenge to go out and get creative. Delivered with passion, the course felt like a true journey. And like any good journey, it had a dragon at the end.
After completing the course and building my first ray tracer, I was filled with confidence and inspiration. I am now an intern at Chaos and in large part, I owe it to this course. The journey goes on and I know – a new dragon awaits. There’s one for you too.