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Intel Developer Champ Challenge for Developers

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Intel is planning a challenge known as the Intel Developer Champ Challenge for developers, which involves different key tech hubs and universities in Kenya.  We would like to present this Challenge to developers and give them a chance to participate on this challenge.

The Intel Developer challenge is a loyalty program that is run on an online page where developers are invited to take on different challenges such as test an app on Testdroid, take a short online training on the tools and SW, download the SDK’s, watch videos etc.

The goal of the program is to drive 2015 objectives across Android / IOT / RealSense around unique visitors, tool downloads, repeat visitors and Developers trained.

How the Intel Developer Champ Program works:

  1. To enter the challenge, visit https://devzonechamps.intel.co.za/ to register for the Challenge. You will be asked to provide your full name, country, email address, telephone number and institution. Your personal data will be used exclusively for Intel Corporation US, its affiliates and subsidiaries’ marketing purposes and the data might be transferred, stored and processed in the United States.
  2. After registration, you will be invited to take part in different challenges based on IOT, Real sense, Test droid, Android, tool downloads, training on tools and SW, downloads of SDK’s and videos.
  3. Each challenge accumulates a certain number of points and these points can be redeemed for prizes.The more the challenges the more points accumulated

More information will be shared by Intel as the challenge continues.

There are exciting prizes to be won for both the developers and the hub managers.

APPLY FOR THE INTEL STUDENT PARTNER PROGRAM

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The Intel Student Partner Program, has had a great success over the years and that is why we are inviting applications in Kenya for university students across the country to be part of this year’s cohort of Intel Student Partners.

How to apply…

Program Participants can apply to be part of the Intel Student Partner Program by submitting an application here. Participants will need to demonstrate the following values in their application:-

  • University status: Participants must be enrolled in a full time program at a recognized university in Kenya.(Recognized and Registered as an Institution of Higher Learning by a Government Body).
  • Academic excellence: Participants must have a grade point average of minimum B (or equivalent) from their university. Proof of grade point average in the form of academic transcripts is required.
  • Leadership experience: Participants must demonstrate that they have previously organized and led other students in running or implementing a project or event that is of value to the University community. Proof for this should be provided in the form of reference letters from the organization for which they implemented the program.
  • Intel Developer Zone: Participants must be registered members of the Intel Developer Zone (IDZ). IDZ membership will be verified by including IDZ username in the application process.

What you need to know:-

Application Deadline: February 1st, 2015, Apply here.

Notification Period:  within 2 weeks of your application date.

Program Duration: One year, but Intel, at its sole discretion, may determine the end date of the Program.

  To learn more about this exciting program, kindly read here!

Applications are now open for the Intel Student Partner Program

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What is the Intel Student Partner Program?
The Intel Student Partner Program – Africa is an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Intel and their universities.

These partners:

  • Learn about innovative Intel products and programs.
  • Plan and host fun events on campus.
  • Act as a campus contact for Intel teams.
  • Help Intel better understand each university’s culture.

Why was it created?
The program was developed enable Intel to engage more actively and more effectively with large student bodies across Africa.

How do you apply?
Program Participants (Participants) can apply to be part of the Intel Student Partner Program (Program) by submitting an application here. Application deadline is December 15th, 2013. 

During the Phase 1 Participants will need to demonstrate the following values in their application:

  • University status: Participants must be enrolled in a full time program at a recognized university in Kenya, South Africa or Nigeria (Recognised and Registered as an Institution of Higher Learning by a Government Body).
  • Academic excellence: Participants must have a grade point average of minimum B (or equivalent) from their university. Proof of grade point average in the form of academic transcripts is required.
  • Leadership experience: Participants must demonstrate that they have previously organized and led other students in running or implementing a project or event that is of value to the University community. Proof for this should be provided in the form of reference letters from the organization for which they implemented the program.
  • Intel Developer Zone: Participants must be registered members of the Intel® Developer Zone (IDZ). IDZ membership will be verified by including IDZ username in the application process.

Program Duration
Starting from November 15th 2013 Participants can apply at any time during the duration of the Program and will be notified within 1 month of their application date regarding the status of their application. Intel, at its sole discretion, may determine the end date of the Program.

Partner Benefits
Partners will receive the following benefits:

  • Profiling within the Intel® Developer Zone (within regional sections dedicated for Africa as a Partner).
  • Opportunity to participate in certain Intel events locally and internationally. For any event that requires travel, Intel will cover all associated, reasonable costs (transport, accommodation and board) on behalf of the Partner based on actually incurred costs only which must be supported by a valid proof of payment.
  • Sneak peeks at some development tools, and industry-defining software applications that are public but may not be readily available in your specific market.
  • Access to mentors within Intel to support Partners to build their global network and career skillset.
  • Monthly stipend of $50 (Stipend) payable in equivalent local currency. The Stipend will only be available for months of Partners’ full time enrolment at the University, excluding University holiday months, (Eligible Months). The Stipend will be subject to additional contractual obligations to be signed by the Partners with the Agency.
  • Branded Intel merchandise (Merchandise): 1 branded jacket, 1 branded T-shirt, 1 branded laptop bag, 1 branded laptop cover of a total value of approximately $200.

Partner Obligations during Partnership Year

The Partners will be required to:

  • spend at least 2 hours a week meeting, talking and promoting Intel programs on Campus. The Partners will be required to send weekly reports providing work breakdown of how the 2 hours were spent.
  • disclose that their activities are supported by Intel.
  • provide weekly update to Intel on any university events in which they took part during the previous week and on upcoming events which the university is conducting that could be of interest to Intel.
  • with prior notice from Intel, arrange for a tour at the university for Intel visitors to showcase Partners initiatives at the university.
  • be available to assist with planning and logistics whenever Intel has major events in Partner’s country. For such assistance standard daily rates will be paid, equivalent to the rates paid to regular promoters (Event Assistance Pay).
  • provide content such as one blog entry of at least 200 words , every 3 months, for the Intel Student Partner program website. The provided content should, for example, include information regarding recent events they have participated in.

In addition Partners activities on-campus will include:

  • setting up a booth that showcases Intel technologies and programs locally. Intel will provide physical booth, as well as the items to be shown.
  • The Partners will be responsible for arranging an introduction meeting between Intel representatives and a relevant person at the university to facilitate obtaining of any required permissions for the space use at the university campus.
  • running “What’s New” sessions to inform students about the latest news from Intel.
  • arranging a periodic meeting between Intel representatives and university faculties leaders with the aim to discuss possible collaboration areas. At a minimum there should be 1 meeting per quarter.

All activities that incur costs will need a prior approval from Intel and a valid proof of payment.

Intel may, at its sole discretion, refuse to cover any costs which were not explicitly approved by Intel or for which there is no proof of payment.

Apply now to be part of the Intel Student Partner Program.

Written by: Rachel Gichinga | Twitter: @Raaheli

Call for Applications: Fully Sponsored Gaming Training with Intel

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Did you know you can develop  Android Games optimized to run on the Intel Platform?

Would you like to learn game programming for Android?

Strathmore University, in partnership with Intel Corporation will roll out a fully sponsored 8 week Training Program focused on enabling programmers to learn how to develop Games on Android. The program offers participants step-by-step training through the development of complete games.

Who should Attend?

The course is aimed at anyone who has a great game idea, but who lacks the opportunity, skills or experience to be able to turn their idea into reality.

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Requirements

Require­ments

Pre­vi­ous exper­i­ence pro­gram­ming in either C++ or Java is desir­able but not mandatory.

  1. Previous experience programming in either C++ or Java is desirable but not mandatory.
  2. Be available to participate in a full-time 8-week program

Competition and Prizes

At the end of the training we will hold a Hackathon and reward the winning game developers.

1st Prize- Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Inch device with Intel Inside

2nd Prize- Asus Fonepad with Intel Inside.

Venue

Strathmore University

Dates and Time

-22nd October 2013– 16th December In 2013

From 9: 00 am to 5:00 pm

Registration 

Register Here to attend this training.

Download the poster for this event here