We are excited to help promote this opportunity to provide hands-on experiences to increase each student’s ability to solve problems in creative and collaborative ways by exploring design thinking mindsets and methods for identifying, developing, and delivering meaningfully differentiated solutions. This Challenge is open to students across the University.
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Twilio Challenge Details
Working with Twilio will provide Bucknell students with an incredible opportunity to develop and enhance their analytical, creative and professional skills in a real-world environment while working in a team of peers.
Why should students be interested in this challenge?
Learning skills around how technology is tied into communication platforms will help students better understand business process functions. Participants will:
- Improve technological literacy
- Learn more about the developer / creative mindset
- Gain skills to enter the workforce/tech industry in a variety of roles
- Network with Twilio professionals, including several alums
- Earn an experience to add to a resume and portfolio
What is the challenge?
Teams will create a solution to a community issue, using the Twilio platform with technical mentors to help with code or using their no-code product, Studio. Teams will submit a video presenting the solution as a code snippet or a visual presentation of what they built. More specific details will be provided at the Challenge Launch once teams are formed.
- Sunday, March 6 by 11:59 PM: Individual students or already formed teams sign up using this form: https://forms.gle/YZnA318XrYGkYfPq6 (A team is 3-5 Bucknell University students representing at least 2 different majors. Individual sign-ups will be assigned to a team.)
- Monday, March 7 at Noon or 6 PM at least one member of each team (but ideally the entire team) will attend the Challenge Launch Zoom with Twilio to learn Challenge specific details for the deliverable
- Tuesday, March 8: Confirmation email with details will be sent to the teams
- From March 10 – 26th teams will work on a video submission with guidance from Twilio developers and mentors
- Monday, March 27 at 11:59 PM: Final video submissions are due
- Friday, April 8 at 8 AM at the breakfast of the Business Trends Summit, at least one member of each team (but ideally the entire team) will attend the awards presentation
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams
- 1st Place: 1k
- 2nd Place: $500
- 3rd Place: $250
Bucknell alumni at Twilio bringing this engagement to students include:
- Natasha Byrne ’12, Economics Major, Head of Contact Center
- Alyson Welch ’96, Economics, and French Major, Vice President Enterprise Sales
More about Freeman Week: Freeman Week is a celebration of management education at Bucknell University OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS!
Contact Missy Gutkowski, Assistant Dean for Experiential Learning with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org