About GKSS 2021 Challenge...
Geekulcha Student Society College Month is a program dedicated to support College Students by introducing them to tools used in the industry and gaining more skills through workshops and challenges. This Program is set to deliver training that leads to a challenge whereby students will be presenting and showing their projects and what they’ve learned during the program.
The Challenge is set to be very simple and challenging by allowing students to be free and open-mind when it comes to ideas and building solutions. In building solutions that bring about change on campus and society students are to make use of Open Source digital/technological stacks of choice.
Building solutions that matters for livelihooods
Fighting the fight on the keyboard to build a better tomorrow for fellow students and for humanity. GKSS Leaders are challenged to be change makers in these times of need.
Growing the Skills (Train The Trainer)
With guidance from Geekulcha team and industry leaders, GKSS Leaders are being prepared to be leaders of change when life returns to normal.
Leverage on Open Source Technologies
Software Freedom matters, this is a period to build solutions with resources that are available for use. GKSS leaders are challenged to embrace the power of Open Source.
Who can enter?
The GKSS 2021 Challenge is open to students at institutions of higher learning
Challenge Focus Aspects
This is what the GKSS 2021 challenge will be focusiong on in the year 2021
Help students find essential services on or around campus
Expose students to platforms where they can apply for funding or job opportunities
Student support services to help students attain academic and career goals
Centralising information and opportunities access for students on campus
Online Learning: Strengthening online and hybrid education methods for fellow students
Providing increased support for student' tech tools and resources availability
Schedule of the GKSS 2021 Challenge
Here is how the GKSS 2021 Challenge will unfold this year with students in South Africa and Botswana battle it out in technologoical solutions that matters.Apply Now
17 - 30 August, 2021
Gather your squad and register for the GKSS21Challenge to embark on a journey of building usable solutions for students and the society at large.
01 September, 2021
College Month Launch
Join industry leaders to hear the needs in the local innovation ecosystem with speakers from South Africa and Botswana. Also hear how the challenge will unfold.
02 - 22 September, 2021
Conduscted by best minds in the industry - learn all things Information Security, Code Version COntrol, web development, mapping intelligence, open data, etc. These will be learn by doing sessions.
02 - 30 September, 2021
Development & Weekly Submission
Your team will be expected to submit a progress update of your project with guidance from mentors in the development process of the projects.
04 October, 2021
All teams will present their projects before a panel of judges with up to 6 minutes of demo.
04 October, 2021
Winning teams in the GKSS 2021 Challenge will be announced through a prize-giving ceremony. A trophy will be given to the best team either in South Africa or Botswana.
Please fill in the details below to register your team for the GKSS 2021 Challenge.
The Geekulcha Student Society (GKSS) is aimed at getting students into Tech and Innovation Leadership for students on campus in generating an understanding of the digital environment, becoming inspired, and enabling life-changing innovation.
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