Code an Education Revolution (@Qykno) in 54 hours! Location: San Francisco Bay Area

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
be
formed around groundbreaking ideas, and each team will be engineering
their
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
to
career possibilities using video storytelling and social gaming. There
are
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
features
the stories of professionals sharing the how-tos of their journey.

or

(2) Mobile app of “roadmapping” that will be a location-based social
game
where kids receive awards and points for checking into destinations
related
to their career path.

Team Qykno:

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
the
product, and recruiting the UI/UX design and video production talent to
the
team from those in attendance. I’ll pitch the concept to the crowd and
draw excitement for the project.

Must haves:

  • Able to work with a diverse team with other programmers/developers
    in
    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
    Ruby
    on Rails, PHP, AJAX, ActionScript, Python, C++, C#, Objective C, or
    Java.
  • A love of games and gameplay.

Nice-to-haves:

  • Social game development experience.

  • Experience with Facebook APIs.

  • You’re available to join our team full-time; must have a flexible
    schedule.

The Perks:

  • We pay for your entry ticket ($75) value, plus food and
    transportation
    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
    join
    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.

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