Call for Mentors: UX / Business / Computer Science Students
Hackathon for Arts & Culture
Deadline: Extended to December 31, 2018
Information: firstname.lastname@example.org | 647 479 4260
Are you curious about the challenges and opportunities confronting the arts and culture sector in Canada today? Do you want to apply your skills to tackle real world problems? Do you want to gain experience working in an interdisciplinary team setting?
DASSAN19 Hackathon (March 15-17, 2019) is looking for students in Design-Research, Business, Computer Science or related fields to form interdisciplinary teams that will work with four arts organization to tackle real-world issues of digital transformation. All teams will also have the support of professionals with relevant industry and research experiences throughout the event.
What will I be doing and what level of commitment is involved?
Students will work collaboratively with teammates to guide and mentor an arts organization to frame their problem and articulate a trajectory or plan that they will present in front of a jury. A commitment of 12 working hours in a team setting is required. Additional opportunities are available on a voluntary basis. Students will be paid an honorarium of $240.
Desired skills and knowledge include, but are not limited to:
- Design Research Methods
- User Story Mapping
- Business Model Canvas(es)
- Business Analysis Tools
- Tech Project Management
- Software Engineering Cycle
The timeline of activities includes:
- March 1-14, 2019 – light correspondence to introduce team members and confirm schedule details
- March 15, 2019, 5 to 7 pm – in-person meet and greet session (optional)
- March 16-17, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm – working session each day, flexible schedule
- March 20, 2019, time TBD – presentation of results to jury (optional).
Hackathon team members will receive complimentary registrations to the final day of the Symposium on March 20, 2019 including hospitality (value of up to $170).
How can I apply?
Tell us about what interests you about this learning opportunity, what you hope to gain out of the experience, and the skills and knowledge that you bring to the team. Applicants that demonstrate an interest or awareness of the digital transformation challenges confronting the arts and culture sector will be preferred.
Please send your statement of interest (maximum one page), CV and any other support material you would like to include to email@example.com. Applications are due December 31, 2018. Confirmation of participation will be announced by January 7, 2019.