Code an Education Revolution (@Qykno) in 54 hours!
Location: San Francisco Bay Area (San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley)
Event: Startup Weekend Education (June 3rd - 5th)
On June 3rd - 5th, an event called Startup Weekend Education will gather
hackers, hustlers, and designers together and for 54 hours, teams will
formed around groundbreaking ideas, and each team will be engineering
product on-premise for the length of the entire weekend. There will be
guests speakers, press, and a panel of judges who will be judging each
product and its pitch at the end of this build-a-thon.
The Mission: Careerspotting 4 Kids
Should you choose to accept it, is to build a minimum viable product of
Qykno, a Careerspotting for Kids platform that exposes youth ages 12-21
career possibilities using video storytelling and social gaming. There
two pathways to take for a MVP depending on the skillset of the team:
(1) Web app of Video Storytelling - A catalog of video content that
the stories of professionals sharing the how-tos of their journey.
(2) Mobile app of “roadmapping” that will be a location-based social
where kids receive awards and points for checking into destinations
to their career path.
Will consist of five core members - three uniquely talented coders and:
Kalimah Priforce (me): 12+ years in education, youth dev. & biz strategy
Co-Founder @ Qykno
Taisha Rucker: Attorney | Program Director at Pacific Educational Group
Taisha and I will handle content creation, be responsible for marketing
product, and recruiting the UI/UX design and video production talent to
team from those in attendance. I’ll pitch the concept to the crowd and
draw excitement for the project.
- Able to work with a diverse team with other programmers/developers
an intensive fast-pace environment.
- You care more about getting it done than it having to be perfect.
- Experience with at least one modern programming language such as
on Rails, PHP, AJAX, ActionScript, Python, C++, C#, Objective C, or
- A love of games and gameplay.
Social game development experience.
Experience with Facebook APIs.
You’re available to join our team full-time; must have a flexible
We pay for your entry ticket ($75) value, plus food and
to and from your residence.
If we win, $5,000 divided amongst the team, plus the recognition of
winning a high profile tech event.
Guaranteed invitation to join the co-founder/management team and
us for startup seed accelerator programs in the summer.
Contact us: team[at]qykno[dot]com, 347-985-0365, skype/gchat: kapriforce
We’ll be making our final decisions by mid-may.