TechCamp Ramallah

Business Success through Academic Excellence

Ramallah, West Bank View Map
November 18-19, 2017

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West Bank

Description

TechCamp Ramallah: Business Success through Academic Excellence will provide university students the critical thinking skills, tech savvy and ability to innovate that they need to survive and thrive in the private sector. This workshop, held in partnership with the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem and Partners for Sustainable Development, will strengthen linkages between students and Palestinian businesses by focusing on the power of technology to solve real-world problems and drive economic growth. The program will also emphasize a skills-based curriculum that addresses private sector needs.

Agenda

November 18, 2017 | TechCamp Day 1

9:00 - 10:00 - Registration, networking, coffee/tea

10:00 - 10:15 - Welcome Remarks & Keynote:
Introductions from IIP Team, Emcee Majd Jammal
Jawad Abu Own, CEO, Partners for Sustainable Development

10:15 - 10:20 - What is TechCamp? IIP Team, Emcee Majd Jammal

10:20 - 10:50 - Icebreaker: Spectrogram

10:50 - 11:00 - Speed-Geeking Explained: IIP Team, Emcee Majd Jammal

11:00 - 12:00 - Speed-Geeking Sessions

TechCamp Ramallah / Speed Geeking Sessions

Team NumberTopicTrainer
1Own Your Data: The Power of BlockchainAshish Gadnis, BanQu
2Mobile App DevelopmentRazan Qraini, WebTeb
3Human Centered Design and the User ExperienceSean Mulholland, IDEO
4Network BuildingLeen Abu Baker, INJAZ
5Strategic Communications for Better EngagementsDr. Suchi Gaur, Project HOPE
621st Century Curriculum DesignLinsay Deming, Smithsonian
7Marketing Yourself and Your BusinessRiham Abu Aita, Wattan TV
8Tools for Self-Learning Ruba Awayes, An-Najah University

12:00 - 12:15 - Coffee & Tea Break

12:15 - 12:20 - Explanation of Interactive Training Sessions: IIP Team, Emcee Majd Jammal

12:20 - 13:55 - 1st Interactive Training Session

TechCamp Ramallah / Interactive Breakout Sessions

Team NumberTopicTrainer
1Own Your Data: The Power of BlockchainAshish Gadnis, BanQu
2Mobile App DevelopmentRazan Qraini, WebTeb
3Human Centered Design and the User Experience Sean Mulholland, IDEO
4Network BuildingLeen Abu Baker, INJAZ
5Strategic Communications for Better EngagementsDr. Suchi Gaur, Project HOPE
621st Century Curriculum DesignLinsay Deming, Smithsonian
7Marketing Yourself and Your BusinessRiham Abu Aita, Wattan TV
8Tools for Self-LearningRuba Awayes, An-Najah University

13:55 - 15:10 - Lunch

15:10 - 16:40 - 2nd Interactive Training Session

TechCamp Ramallah / Interactive Breakout Sessions

Team NumberTopicTrainer
1Own Your Data: The Power of BlockchainAshish Gadnis, BanQu
2Mobile App DevelopmentRazan Qraini, WebTeb
3Human Centered Design and the User Experience Sean Mulholland, IDEO
4Network BuildingLeen Abu Baker, INJAZ
5Strategic Communications for Better EngagementsDr. Suchi Gaur, Project HOPE
621st Century Curriculum DesignLinsay Deming, Smithsonian
7Marketing Yourself and Your BusinessRiham Abu Aita, Wattan TV
8Tools for Self-LearningRuba Awayes, An-Najah University

16:40 - 16:55 - Coffee & Tea Break

16:55 - 17:10 - Explanation, How to define your challenge: IIP Team, Emcee Majd Jammal

17:10 - 17:45 - Teams and trainers work to refine their challenges in light of new training topics

17:45 - 18:00 - End of Day Announcements: IIP Team, Emcee Majd Jammal

18:30 - Networking Dinner

November 19, 2017 | TechCamp Day 2

8:00 - 8:30 - Registration and Networking Over Tea & Coffee

8:30 - 8:45 - Morning Announcements: IIP Team, Emcee Majd Jammal

8:45 - 9:00 - Each team announces and discusses the importance of their challenges.

9:00 - 12:00 - Small Group Work on Identifying Project Solutions.

12:00 - 13:00 - Lunch

13:00 - 13:15 - Plenary and Afternoon Announcements: IIP Team, Emcee Majd Jammal

13:15 - 15:00 - Developing Project Solutions and Preparing Presentations

15:00 - 15:20 - Afternoon Remarks:
Michael Hankey, Deputy Principal Officer, U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem
Mr. Samer Salameh, Deputy Minister of Labour
Dr. Mirvat Bulbul, Vice President for Planning & Development, Birzeit University
His Excellency Dr. Allam Mousa, Minister of Telecommunication & Information Technology

15:20 - 16:30 - Pitch Competition. Panel of Judges:
Mr. Samer Salameh, Deputy Minister of Labour
Firas Zaghal, CEO of Dimensions Consultancy
Hussien Nasser Eddin, Founder & CEO of Red Crow Company
Shireen Shelleh, Partner and Managing Director at Center of Engineering and Planning

16:30 - 16:45 - TechCamp Survey

16:45 - 17:00 - TechCamp Closing Remarks:
Jawad Abu Own, CEO, Partners for Sustainable Development

16:45 - 17:00 - Certificates & Group Photo!

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