CCV 2017

Challenge

About CCV

College Coding Vibe is a semester long competition where students are required to use technology to address a specific need in their community. We encourage students to develop solutions that solve today’s most pressing societal needs.

Through a rigorous 3-4 month process, students will design, prototype and pitch their ideas. This is an innovative and entrepreneurial competition where we inspire students with a passion for technology become entrepreneurs able to tackle real world problems in their communities.

 

The competition will lead to a selection process with prizes being awarded to the winners. CCV is a project based contest where the entire software engineering process is assessed, ranging from idea development and software design to software testing and marketing. Some of the skill sets developed include; graphic design, web programming, project management, branding, writing, e.t.c.

Benefits

 
 

COMMUNITY

Have fun while practicing what you learn in class to address problems in your community.

PRIZES

Cash prizes, paid internships and tech gear are all up for grabs for the winning teams.

CAMPUS

The program will help you gain University and industry visibility as a developer.

RESUME

Add a prominent addition of work experience beyond regular internships to your resume.

"In fifteen years we'll be teaching programming just like reading and writing... and wondering why we didn't do it sooner."  

- Mark Zuckerberg -

OUTLINE / JOURNEY

Form a team, decide on a topic from one of the competition themes, research on it and discuss it with all the team members so as to be on the same page going forward.

Teams are required to submit an application before the deadline to be accepted into the challenge.

 

Notification of acceptance will be sent to the primary email used during the application in  two weeks.

Applications officially open in July 1st 2017

Applications must be submitted via the online form at the bottom of this page by July 31, 2017 at 11:59pm  (aka midnight).

Applicants that are selected can start working on their UI/UX submission.

The teams are required to create a detailed mock-up of their app that shows what it would look like and how it would work.

Teams should use the template given in the Submit UI/UX page.

The deadline for the UI/UX submission is August 31st , 2017 at 11:59pm (aka midnight)

Submissions will be graded with regard to the completeness of the solution, code readability (this includes the use of comments and refactoring of duplicate code); and adherence to object oriented principles.

Teams are also required to submit a short video demo of their app (no more than 4 minutes).

The deadline for the Final submission is October 31st , 2017 at 11:59pm (aka midnight)

Winners will be announced on this website and on our social media platforms on November 15th, 2017

2017 Themes

This year's contest will focus on technologies that will enrich the students experience on campus.

Education

App

The app might help students find study areas, connect them with study partners/groups, manage class notes, or find tutors.

Campus Resources

Your app may help students find and join student groups, identify volunteer opportunities, or locate the nearest print stations.

Select Your Own Theme

Create your own theme. Identify a need around your school and explain how your app solves that problem.

 
 

Prizes

1st Prize

  • Winning team takes home 30,000 Kenyan Shillings.

  • Opportunity to become CCV-mentors for students across the world.

  • College Coding Vibe certificate.

2nd Prize

  • Second team takes home 20,000 Kenyan Shillings.

  • Opportunity to become CCV-mentors for students across the world.

  • College Coding Vibe certificate.

3rd Prize

  • Third team takes home 10,000 Kenyan Shillings.

  • College Coding Vibe certificate.

 

PREPARE TO LEARN  & GAIN EXPERIENCE THROUGH SOLVING REAL-WORLD PROBLEMS.

Important Dates/Timeline

The competition will start on August 21st. Please make sure to look at the time-line for more details (here).

 

How to enter the contest

The contest has ended and we plan to host another one for the following year, so stay tuned in.

 

I have questions

You can review our FAQ section here, if you still have more questions, feel free to contact us here.

 

 
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