Drexel University - Comprehensive, integrated academics enhanced by co-operative education, technology, and research opportunities. | Drexel University
Drexel University
Search events. View events.

All Categories

Click for help in using calendar displays. Print the contents of the current screen.
Display Format: 
Event Details
Notify me if this event changes.Add this event to my personal calendar.
Go Back
IBMZ-4-Good Ideathon
Start Date: 12/19/2020Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 12/19/2020End Time: 3:00 PM

Event Description

Saturday, December 19th 2020

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hosted by IBM

Virtual Session

Come share your skills with the world at the IBMZ-4-Good Ideathon: in collaboration with UNESCO, Choose2Matter & many more collaborators! Prizes for Students: - Certificate of Participation - 1-year mentorship with IBM leaders - Present on the global stage at our IBMZ-4-Good Ideathon Summit - Participate in a mini-virtual incubation workshop to hone in on your ideas - Participate in a design thinking workshop to increase the success of your idea - Publication in a globally recognized ideabook with #IBMZ4GoodIdeathon collaborators - Access to IBM SkillsBuild for professional and personal development skill-building For, with and by youth...let's create visions future visions for the classroom local communities, and the wider world. Together, let's be part of something bigger, through the power of digital skill-building. Did you know that according to the United Nations, there's a massive disconnect between the skills required to be digitally literate and reality on-the-ground? This is well noted in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Join engaging, student-led discussions with subject matter experts from IBM & UNESCO in each of the skill-building topics below. Skills developed will enable you to share your newly acquired digital skills forward with your local communities and in-turn globally. Ideathon Speaker Session Agenda: Tech for Good - Make Your Mark! How can you bring purpose & passion into your tech for good career and do things that matter? Day-in-the-Life of a Tech Professional: What's it like to work in enterprise computing from the eyes of three early-stage tech professionals working in data security, app development, and systems admin roles? What the Hack is Enterprise Computing? What is enterprise computing, why does it matter, and what skills do you need to land a high paying job? Community Building with Technology: What are the best practices for community building? How can you inspire digital skill-building in your local community? Secret Sauce of Digital Intelligence: What does it mean to be digitally literate? What skills do you need to know and how can you share these within your community to get the world skilled up? Hands-on Workshop - An Introduction to the World of Enterprise Computing: What platform can you use to learn new tech skills and languages, earn badges, win prizes, gain access to scholarship money, and land a high-paying job in enterprise computing? Personal Branding: A 5-Step Guide for Creating & Owning Your Brand: How can you craft your personal brand with meaningful, impactful, and emotionally-relevant stories as you go on your journey of sharing your digital skills forward and doing things that matter in the world? Post-event, we urge you to leave with an open mind ready to collaboratively share your ideas and work toward building a more digitally literate world in your community and beyond. In 2021, all ideas submitted will be published in a globally recognized e-book, brought to you by UNESCO, IBM, and other industry thought leaders, where the voice of youth will be shared with the world. The IBMZ-4-Good Ideathon also includes a chance to win $1,000, to go toward education expenses, with a video sharing competition hosted by IBM collaborator - Goodwall. All who submit ideas will receive a Certificate of Participation from IBMZ-4-Good Ideathon collaborators. Top three winners receive one year of mentorship from IBM. First place winner will be invited to a mini-virtual incubator session to help you hone in on your idea and improve your changes of success. You will also be invited to share your ideas on the virtual stage with IBM Senior Leaders. Second and third place winners will be invited to a virtual design thinking workshop to help you craft your concept and improve your chances of success. Ready to change the world with the power of technology? Join us on December 19.

Virtual Event
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students
  • Senior Class
  • Alumni

  • Display Month:

    Advanced Search (New Search)
    Date Range:
    Time Range:

    Special Features: 

    Select item(s) to Search

    Select item(s) to Search
    Select item(s) to Search
    Select item(s) to Search