31 March - 6 AprilBukubaki Ecolodge, Portugal

Digital & Detox - an adventure of a lifetime

Code Excursion is a Swiss - Swedish initiative to get women from any background interested in programming. You will spend about 25 hours learning about tech, but also have time for yourself, go surfing and practice yoga. We are going to the absolutely stunning Bukubaki Ecolodge located one hour North of Lisbon. You will learn the language and tools you need to feel confident talking about tech topics with developers. To reach that goal you will be taught how the internet, databases and servers work and besides that dive into Front-End Programming with HTML, CSS and JavaScript.  You sleep in treehouses, enjoy local food and amazing nature. We aim to make this week a joyful, enlightening and memorable one!

  • More than 25 hours of hands-on learning , in small teams 
  • Learn from experienced developers
  • Create a final project
  • Enjoy delicious local food
  • Sleep in beautiful tree houses
  • Everyday yoga lessons
  • Possibility to book surfing and skating lessons  with experienced, local teachers
  • The participants are all female

Read more about us & the camp in the article in NZZ Bellevue.

Who should join?

All women that are motivated to get a basic tech knowledge and are interested in learning how to code (no previous programming knowledge is required). 

Designers, marketers and business people that work with developers but find it hard to understand and speak their language. 

Entrepreneurs and students that want to independently lead their own tech projects

And of course, if you like being in nature, learning new things, hanging out with new people and you always wanted to try surfing, skating and doing yoga, this is for you!

What will I learn?

Programming part:

  • Get a basic understanding of web development
  • Understand the devices you use every day
  • Learn about front-end web development: HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Get an overview of databases and servers
  • Learn all the nerdy stuff from an experience developer
  • Enjoy an intense, hands-on, fun and easy-going way of learning
  • Be able to talk to developers more easily
  • Know where to get your programming questions answered
  • Create your own project
  • See that it is all not that hard and that you can do it!! 


  • Practise hatha yoga every day in the room overlooking the forest
  • Possibility to learn surfing (if the weather allows it)
  • Use the sauna
  • Learn how to skate
  • Enjoy the tranquility of the lodge

We are very happy to send you a detailed weekly plan. Just send us a mail.



      The price is 2500 CHF / 2215 EUR. This includes the programming course, yoga, accommodation and food. A double room and the transfer to the lodget is included in the price, let us know if you would like a single room. The flight (and transportation) is organised by you. We will of course send you all the information you need on how to get there and will assist you at any time.

      What will I get?

      The Code and Yoga Camp includes:

      • Introduction course to web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Databases, Servers, How does the Internet Work)
      • Everyday hatha yoga
      • 6 nights in a double room in a cosy treehouse
      • Full board
      • Shuttle bus from Lisbon airport & back

      How to register?

      Click register, answer the questions, write a short motivation and a few words about yourself. This is not to test you, but to get to know you better. We will then get back to you within a few days. After that you can start packing! Woohoo! Questions or remarks? Contact us at



      Jahlela Rose Hasle
      Software Engineer

      Hey, I am Jahlela! I am originally from California, and lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 7 years before moving to Zurich, where I now work as a software engineer. I caught the programming bug a few years ago, after getting my degree in Cognitive Neuroscience, working as a product manager, and founding several startups. I remember the whirlwind of information and technical jargon seemed impossibly complex. Several years later, I now have experience in not just Python, JavaScript, React, web apps, databases, but am also well-versed in developing products, technical collaboration, and integration of design. I'm excited to help everyone at the camp learn more about the tech ecosystem.

      On the personal side, I love being outdoors, traveling, and meeting new people. I am so happy to be able to shed some light on tech topics and join you in this wonderful learning setting.

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      I have experienced myself that a theoretical approach to learning new things can be very frustrating, inefficient and overcomplicated - especially in programming. This is why I am so confident that the combination of hands-on coding, sports in an amazing environment and down-to-earth teachers, will make all the difference for a great learning experience. I can't wait to go on this trip with you!


      I am so happy to be organising this adventure for you and to be joining you in Portugal! This week will be packed with what I love: Inspire others to learn programming, be active outdoors and joyful people. As a former tourism student, travel agent and now, thanks to Code Excursion, junior front end developer this week is a dream come true.