Coding for Social Impact | Call for Projects [Fall 2015]
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Call for Projects [Fall 2015]

Coding for Social Impact is a project-based opportunity to build close collaborations between social innovators and students of the Software Development Laboratory course unit (MIEIC), with the concrete goals of envisioning, designing, and building simple software systems capable to leverage ideas with high social impact potential. The projects will be developed within a timeframe of 12 weeks, followed by a public event – a grand finale.

 

Who is this for?

Coding for Social Impact is mainly targeted for social entrepreneurs and ventures that need custom software systems in order to enable or support their own social innovation ideas. We are looking for proposals of projects that involve the development of mobile apps (frontend) and web services (front and backend).

How?

Each project will be developed in a very agile way, by a team of 5-6 students, to deliver the highest value to their respective social entrepreneur (playing the role of product owner), with the supervision of a LDSO teacher. We expect product owners to have availability to provide weekly feedback to the team (e.g. 1h e-meeting), regarding the work accomplished and the subsequent project priorities.

At the end, the teams are expected to deliver concrete and functional systems that can be used either as a prototype, or as a finished product, depending on its scope and technical specificities.

 

How to apply?

It is very simple! Just send us an email to apply@codingforsocialimpact.org with the following information:

  • (a) project title
  • (b) vision statement [1-3 lines]
  • (c) short description
  • (d) expected results (e.g. apps, web platform)
  • (e) links to relevant information.

 

Until when?

We expect to start the projects on 30th September, so please apply by 29th September.

Next steps

  • 1. You should apply until 29th September (yes, within one week).
  • 2. We will analyze your proposal and give you feedback to adapt it, if needed.
  • 3. A max. of 20 projects will be assigned to teams based on their preferences.
  • 4. We will inform you about the selection results.

 

Thank you in advance for your interest!

 

Ademar Aguiar
FEUP, U.Porto | 23 Sep 2015

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