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About YITCH

Event overview : The YITCH (Youths in Tech Challenge) is a technology and innovation challenge which aims to generate or spark interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills among young people aged 15 to 21, and encourage them to innovate using technology and innovation to built sustainable solutions to solve problems.

YITCH 2023 is aimed at secondary school students interested in web/mobile development and graphic design. Candidates can apply in teams (2 or 3 members per team) in the web/mobile development category or individually in the graphic design category.

During phase 1 of YITCH 2023, candidates in the web/mobile development categories will develop prototypes and/or mockups which shall be submitted before a defined date, and candidates in the graphic design category will participate in the 4Weeks Design Challenge. Participants will also receive mentoring to develop their ideas.

Phase 2 will be dedicated to the Life Solution Challenge. The LSC is a physical event bringing all participants together in one place. Team participants in the web/mobile development categories will work together to implement a proposed solution to a problem defined by the organizing committee in eight hours. Graphic design candidates will work on a concept incorporating all the concepts from the 4Weeks Design Challenge.

Graphic design candidates will work on a concept incorporating all the concepts from the 4Weeks Design Challenge. At the end, each web/mobile development team and each graphic design candidate will present their project to a panel of industry professionals.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

NB: Candidates can apply in teams (2 or 3 members per team) in the web/mobile development category or individually in the graphic design category.

The YITCH Timelines

EVENT SCHEDULE :  The YITCH follows a well-defined schedule. After registration, participants will be notified by SMS, email and/or WhatsApp about the next steps, as defined in the YITCH 23 calendar. Each web/mobile
development team and each graphic design candidate will be evaluated by a panel of industry professionals.

02 Jan 2023

Registration Opens

21 Jan 2023

Briefing webinar

29 Jan 2023

Registration Close

30 Jan 2023

4Week Challenge 1

06 Feb 2023

4Week Challenge 2

13 Feb 2023

4Week Challenge 3

20 Feb 2023

4Week Challenge 4

04 Mar 2023

Life Solution Challenge

01 Apr 2023

Awards Ceremony

YITCH23 Objectives

The Yitch aims to generate interest in STEM skills among young people and encourage them to innovate using technology and innovation. The event also aims to offer participants professional development opportunities and open the doors to new careers in the field of technology and innovation, to ensure the competitiveness of African youth.

By participating in the Yitch, young people will have the opportunity to:

Learn new skills and technologies in web/mobile development and graphic design.

Work with mentors and experienced professionals in their field.

Develop their creativity and problem-solving skills

Win scholarships and internship opportunities.

Enhance their CV and professional profile.

Make new contacts and professional networks.

YITCH23 Partners

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the YITCH?

The YITCH (Youths in Tech Challenge) is a technology and innovation
challenge which aims to generate or spark interest in STEM (science,
technology, engineering and mathematics) skills among young people
aged 15 to 21, and encourage them to innovate using technology and
innovation to built sustainable solutions to solve problems.

The YITCH is open to secondary school students, aged between 15 to 21 years,  who are interested in web/mobile development and graphic design. Candidates can register as a team (2 or 3 members per team) in the web/mobile development category or individually in the graphic design category.

The YITCH will take place over a defined period, with training workshops, mentors, and prizes for the winners. It will also include a Life Solution Challenge, which is a physical event where all candidates will work on a project that solves a specific problem proposed by the DS Event scientific committee. The event will conclude with a final exhibition where projects will be presented to judges and the public.

To register for the YITCH, visit the event website at www.ultradominon.com/yitch and follow the instructions provided. Registration is open from January 1-29, 2023.

The YITCH is open to secondary school students interested in web/mobile development and graphic design. Candidates can register as a team (2 or 3 members per team) in the web/mobile development category or individually in the graphic design category.

The YITCH will take place over a defined period in the calendar, with the first phase occurring from January to April and the final phase taking place in Yaoundé. Registration is open from January 1st to January 22nd, 2022.

No, registration for the YITCH is free.

The YITCH consists of two phases. The first phase will involve the development of prototypes and/or mockups by web/mobile development teams and the 4Weeks Design Challenge for graphic design candidates. The second phase will be the Life Solution Challenge, a physical event where all participants will work together in teams for web/mobile development or individually for graphic design to develop a solution to a specific problem proposed by the DS Event Scientific Committee. The event will conclude with a final exhibition where projects will be presented to judges and the public.

Yes, there will be prizes for the winners of both the web/mobile development and graphic design categories, as well as opportunities for internships with partnering companies.

About Digital Studios

Digital Studios is a Multipurpose  digital tech start-up  offering many services amongst which : graphic designs, web/app development, digital marketing and communication, digital trainings and conferences.

Digital Studios also operate and built general public softwares and plateforms.
More infos can be gotten from www.ultradominon.com/ds

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