How to Apply
Thank you for your interest in being a mentor at the NYUAD International Hackathon 2020. The success of this event depends significantly on the contribution, dedication, expertise, and the talent mentors bring to this event. We are seeking highly talented, and passionate technology experts who love to work and inspire students with different level of skills. The ideal mentor is someone with extensive experience in winning or guiding a winning team during Hackathons or competitions.
Each mentor will be responsible for a team of five students from all over the world (Majority of the students are undergraduate from the Arab World).
Mentors MUST be present with their team the entire three days of coding during the Hackathon to provide guidance and answer questions and help troubleshoot difficult problems facing the team. Mentors are expected to guide (but not dominate) discussion about how to approach the idea/problem selected during Ideation, suggesting appropriate technologies and an appropriate implementation scope for the time available.
We might invite you to give a technology lightning talk (5 minutes) during the Hackathon. We will be providing more information on mentoring after the selection of mentors after February 15th.
Ideas will be pitched during the ideation phase on the first day of the Hackathon as well as the team selection.
We will cover accommodation, food, and airfare (Economy airfare, if applicable) for selected mentors.
In order to apply to be a mentor for the NYUAD Hackathon 2020, please fill out this form in its entirety to better help us plan for this event. Please apply by the deadline.
We are looking for mentors with strong Hackathons experience (won Hackathons), and also have led and managed web and mobile developers teams.
Thank you in advance.
Deadline to submit applications is February 1, 2020. This is an absolute deadline so we can obtain visas for all of the Hackathon attendees. You should hear from us by February 25, 2020. Please note that for mentor and team leader applicants, we will ONLY consider qualified academics, highly experienced tech developers, and founders of successful startups. Thank you your application and we look forward to seeing in Abu Dhabi in February.
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