Are you the next student geek of the year?
KICK OFF October 15th
December 31st DEADLINE
About student geek challenge
We love to see the talents of the next generation of internet professionals do amazing stuff. At Novicell we are geeks! We think it is cool to be able to build software that can handle thousands of visitors - at the same time. Therefore, the last three years, we have organized Geek Challenge (develop) where we challenge student to show us how nerdy it can be!
Usually we just invite young devs to the challenge, but this year we've expanded with a design challenge aswell. The lines of the two worlds are more blurry than ever before and we feel it's only fair to see some broader executions. If you're a developer who knows a design (and vice versa) feel free to collaborate on the challenge - you just need to submit your own part.
Design and ui
Build a working commerce implementation. Implement a product, organise products in categories/collections, build a checkout flow (minus payment of course. No phi$hing guys!) We have no special products in mind. Find some fun examples online: T-shirts, hoodies, or maybe a bow tie
The choice of solution, platform and technology is open. We don’t judge based on specific frameworks or languages. This gives you freedom to solve the challenge as website, a smartphone app or something crazy for your TV. Go ahead code something awesome. :)
The development challenge does not require any design or user interface design skills. In this challenge we are evaluating your coding skills, not your design skills. We recommend that you use a free template or copy-paste your layout/UI from somewhere nice. A good sense of aesthetics is however always appreciated.
By the way: It is ok to submit a half finished project. It is a whole lot better to submit something half finished than submitting nothing. Last year the 2nd place was a half finished projects.
Design and UIChallenge
Design a spiffy facebook commerce site. Think the full flow through – frontpage, product lists, product pages and check-out flow. The commerce site has to be within facebooks frames but should be branded and styled as the brand of your own chosing. It could be a known player or something you just come up with. Decide on platform – desktop, tablet, mobile (app). Design with facebook and what you know about the user in mind. Name, social status, interests, family relations and so on. How can you make a personalized, yet open shopping experience with the person data provided (or not provided). Show us you have both usability, design and business skills. Show us that you can design a beautiful UI that contains worst case scenario on product explanation, best form of persuasive content and bulletprof, easy to use shopping flow.
Which leads us to what you can win
First of you would earn a money prize for your hard work. Secondly we would love to see you in our offices for an interview. Our doors are always open to young talents in our field. Do a good job, get a change to get a good job ;-)
The main prize. One thousand glittering euroes and a garantees jobinterview in one of our departments.
For your hard effort and almost a gold medal. You're close, but no cigar. Well - a smaller cigar.
You did good! Treat yourself nice...
So ... Pick a challenge!
Pick a side and show us what you've got
Awesome!You've picked the Development challenge
Tell a bit 'bout yourself and submit the form. That's it – get to the drawing table :)
Awesome!You've picked the Design challenge
Tell a bit 'bout yourself and submit the form. That's it – get in the zone :)
The previous winners are saying ...
"To achieve success you have to take opportunities. And that is one of them, that's why I took it no matter what. I knew that if i didn't take it, all I would be left with is regret. It's your choice."
Daniel Grek; Winner of 2015
"I'm still wondering why more students don't use this opportunity. It doesn't need to be perfect, it just needs to rock. Trust me we did 90% of our project the weekend before the deadline. One sleepless weekend that was totally worth the effort. This is your chance to climb high, don't miss it."
Peter Majchrak; Winner of 2015
"I completed my project in about 1-2 days, working on it on/off doing that time. It doesn’t really take much to develop a solution for the problem, and it really isn’t about how much time it takes but rather HOW it’s done. Don’t try to overcomplicate the problem, and you will most likely succeed."
Mark Lønquist; 3rd Place of 2014
"It can be tough to convince a potential employer that you're good enough. Here you have the chance to show what you can do and get a job!"
Peter Holm; Winner of 2013
"Challenges like these might make you question your own abilities, as it requires not to only put yourself out there, but also your work. I think it's important to keep in mind that you're not expected to build the next big thing. Don't let anyone stop you!"
Evaldas Raisuits; 3rd Place of 2013
faq and behind the scenes
Any student/Anyone studying in Denmark, Spain or the UK can join the challenge.If you want, you're allowed to submit your solution as a team.
Your submission will be scored in these categories: - Overall solution quality - Creativity - Code structure and naming scheme - Solution ruggedness (does it break easily?)
First of, you need to sign up. Scroll a bit up if you haven't done so.
If you're all set and ready to submit - do so by zipping you solution and sending it of to firstname.lastname@example.org
Novicell is a digital consultantbureau, who creates online solutions to support the clients businesses - online solutions in every way you can think of it. No matter the type of solution, it's all focused on one thing: Online Business.Download the Geek Challenge logo