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STEAM LAB

March 27 – 28, 2015

Ford Resource and Engagement Center

Detroit, Michigan

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Are you passionate about engaging youth of color in technology? The #YesWeCode and Ford STEAM Lab hackathon powered by the Level Playing Field Institute is rolling into town, and we need your help to make it happen! We are looking for volunteers who are willing to commit all or some portion of the last weekend in March to working with students from Detroit middle schools. Your time and energy will make a huge difference in making this event a life-changing one for participating youth!

We are currently recruiting for the following:

Developer Volunteers

Number: 1 volunteer per team of 5 students; 25 Developer volunteers total

Time commitment:

  • Training: Wed, March 25 OR Thursday, March 26, approx. 6-9pm
  • Hackathon: Friday, March 27 & Saturday, March 28, approx. 8am - 6pm

We’re looking for developer volunteers with mobile or front-end experience to help student teams wireframe and build Android apps. Your role will be part leader, part expert and part mad scientist to help the students articulate and scope their ideas into an app. We will train you on design-thinking methodologies and introduce you to the developer tools that the students will be using.

Facilitator Volunteers

Number: 1 volunteer per team of 5 students; 25 Facilitator volunteers total

Time commitment:

  • Training: Wed, March 25 OR Thursday, March 26, approx. 6-9pm
  • Hackathon: Friday, March 27 & Saturday, March 28, approx. 8am - 6pm

We’re looking for facilitator volunteers who enjoy working with kids.  Your role will be to ensure a student-led experience, help the student teams stay on task during the hackathon and provide positive feedback and encouragement. Teaching experience or experience with youth preferred.  No technical experience needed - we will train you on design-thinking methodologies.

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