2018/2019 Programme

 

2018/2019 Programme

 

2018/2019 Programme

 

2018/2019 Programme

Registration

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR 2018/2019

We are inviting schools to identify a teacher who will lead on this programme in school.

Once you have registered you a will receive a phone call to arrange an in-school presentation with an inspiring female AWS ambassador.

Following the presentation let us know how many teams you would like to enter into the programme. Each school will be allocated 7 places at one of the bootcamps. This could be a team of 7 or a representative from 7 teams. So you can have 7-49 students involved in the programme.

If a school doesn’t take up their allocation we will then offer out the places to participating schools on first come first served basis.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

We wanted as many students to get involved as possible, not just those who may already have an affinity to technology.

While this programme is aimed at girls, we welcome boys as well.

We’re keen for everyone to be aware of the opportunities in the technology industry, and to challenge the gender stereotype within the industry.

The programme is for year 8 students in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Phases (2018/2019)

Phase 1

Whole year assembly

September – November 2018

Register your school online using our simple form.

We will call you to arrange an assembly presentation in your school delivered by an inspiring female AWS ambassador.

We want as many students to get involved as possible, not just those who may already have an affinity to technology.

While this programme is aimed at girls, we welcome boys as well.  We’re keen for everyone to be aware of the opportunities in the technology industry, and to challenge the gender stereotype within the industry.

Phase 2

App idea generation

September – December 2018

Post assembly presentations, let us know how many teams you would like to enter into the programme and download AWS Get IT Challenge Pack (coming soon).

Teams must be 50% girls to qualify. They can be 5-7 students. You can register up to 7 teams of 7 students, but please note 7 students will be invited to the bootcamps. So this could be a team of 7 or a representative from 7 teams.

Start independently designing your app, and receive online mentoring from AWS. Remember it must be focused on tackling/solving real local issues

Phase 3

Bootcamp

November/December 2018

7 students from each participating school are invited to a Get IT one day boot camp at the AWS London office.

If a school does not take up their places, these will allocated on a first come first served basis.

2018 bootcamp dates:

  • November 22nd
  • December 5th
  • December 14th
Phase 4

School-based workshop

January – April 2019

Receive an in-school visit from an AWS ambassador.

They will give you feedback on your project.

Plus a chance to practise your presentation.

Phase 5

Submit your app into our competition

Deadline 25th March 2019

Use our online form to submit your final app idea (coming soon). We will let you know if you have been shortlisted for the final within 2 weeks. 10 projects will go through to the final, and there will also be special recognition prizes.

If you go through to the final, you will present your idea at the AWS Summit.

Click here to submit your AWS Get IT Project

Phase 6

Presentation at AWS Summit

May 2019

10 Selected teams are invited to present their apps at the AWS Summit in London.
The winner will be announced at the Summit!

Click here for all AWS Get IT Summit information

Prizes & Recognition

  • All teams that attend the bootcamp will receive an AWS goodie bag
  • All participating schools will be invited to select students to attend the AWS Summit at the Excel Centre on May 8th
  • 10 finalist teams will be invited to present their ideas at the AWS Summit
  • The winning team will have their app made be AWS
  • AWS will then support the continuation and success of the winning app
  • All participants will receive a certificate confirming the completion of the programme

Resources

Click here to access our password protected Resources page – contact Lucy Moses if you don’t know the password.