Skookum DayShift

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"Engaging the Charlotte tech community through a hands on approach"

ABOUT DAYSHIFT

Immersive two week program

WHAT IS IT?

  • Immersive two week program led by Charlotte’s leading design, strategy and development agency
  • Choose from our design week, our development week, OR why not both?
accessible to passionate and ambitious people

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Accessible to anyone as long they are passionate and ambitious
  • We welcome all people who are enthusiastic and curious about tech
  • No experience? No worries!
Learn from industry experts

WHY DO IT?

  • Learn from industry experts
  • Have an end product for your resume
  • Explore different careers within the technology industry
  • IT'S 100% FREE!

GENERAL INFORMATION

LOCATION

  • Skookum Address: 201 S Tryon St. STE 1500, Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Parking: 200 S College St. Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Parking validated by Skookum

DATE/TIME

  • Week 1: Design Focus
  • Week 2: Development Focus
  • Both weeks M-F
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm every day!

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Dress casual, bring a laptop, and a desire to learn
  • A T-shirt and shorts is standard apparel
  • Skookum can also provide laptops if needed

DETAILS

  • Skookum DayShift is completely free
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily
  • We will accomodate any dietary restrictions!

Week 1

Design Sprint Week

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  • Goes through the design sprint process
  • Ideation sessions
  • Sketcing exercises
  • Proof of concept development
  • User testing
  • Design
  • Product strategy
  • Marketing
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Goal: Design a finished product

Week 2

Development Week

  • Goes through the agile process
  • Build a polished website
  • Deploy software to AWS
  • Implement accessibility
  • Write both the front-end and the back-end
  • Use industry-wide project management tools like JIRA

Goal: Implement the design team's plans

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Interested in participating in our next DayShift program?

Click the Apply button at the top right or scroll down!

Frequently asked questions

TESTIMONIALS

Skookum DayShift Application

Background (Select all that apply)
What are your interests? (Select the three you are most interested in)
Do you have access to your own laptop? (If not, no worries, we will provide one for you to use at no expense)
Please select your t-shirt size: