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HackMeOut Kyiv is a hackathon for change-makers who are passionate about learning new things, working hard and coming up with innovative solutions for contemporary problems.
A great thing about the hackathon in Kyiv is that it builds an international environment, where participants from 10 different countries (V4 countries and Eastern Partnership countries) work together, approaching the problem from different sides, as each of them have different mentality, cultural background and points of view depending on where they come from. Creating that kind of environment is crucial for working on IT products, which today grow and move very fast from local to global markets.
HackMeOut Kiev will consist of two parts: learning and applying the acquired knowledge.
On the first day participants will have intensive training on the topic of UX/UI. Professionals from the industry will provide basic and necessary knowledge for solving the subsequent task.
On the second day, participants will be divided into teams and during the whole day will work on a solution for a challenge which will be given on the spot.
So what is the core methodology behind HackMeOut?
HackMeOut is based on methodology developed by Jake Knapp at Google Ventures. Design Sprint is a “greatest hit” of design thinking and user-centered design (UX Design) which we formed into a hackathon.
UX/UI are relatively new fields, but extremely important for doing business today. User experience and User interface are closely related and both equally important for developing a successful product.
User experience is about the whole experience customers have while interacting with the product, it’s about how they feel, their emotions, how easy it is to use the product, what features it has, how they work. So basically everything a customer experiences from the first to the last contact with the product.
User interface is more about the design of those products, the aesthetic experience, how it looks, what are the colours, the layout, etc.
Considering the fact that the market today is overcrowded, UX/UI could be the determining factors for winning the competition, therefore HackMeOut Kyiv will focus on this.
Why to participate?
Want to join in?
Check out the requirements below!
- Age 18-34
- Resident of one the countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine
- Speaking English proficient level
- Expereience with the design thinking framework
- Knowing how to use the tools like Figma/Sketch/Adobe XD, Invision, Whimsical, Marcel Miro
- Heard about user research and translating insights from research to your designs
- Understanding of interaction design principles
- Itern/Junior UX designer who are eager to learn and improve their skills
- Extra point: undestanding of business metrics and the ability to translate company goals and objectives into digital experiences
What can I expect?
What can I expect?
We will create high-fidelity prototypes from zero.
- Dramatically effective speed of execution
- clarity in the innovation process
- Improved problem solving skills
- First-hand learning experience in User Experience design
Ecosystem players from V4 and Eastern Partnership countries are coming together to discuss the state of the current startup ecosystem in their own country and explore possible opportunities for cooperation.
Time: 10th of September 16:00-17:00 (Kyiv time)
Topic: The current state of the startup ecosystem in the V4 and Eastern Partnership countries, challenges, overcomes and future projects with exploring possible synergies.
- DAY 1 – 9th of September
09:00 – … Arrivals & Check-in
14:00 – 16:00 City Tour (optional, gathering at the hostel)
19:00 – 20:30 Welcome dinner
- DAY 2 – 10th of September
8:00. Transfer to Unit.City
09:00 – 09:30 Breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 Intro
10:30 – 11:00 Goal setting
11:00 – 12:30 Map
12:30 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 15:30 Research
15:30 – 19:00 Sketch
19:00 – 19:30 Dinner
19:30 – 21:00 Decide
21:00 – 23:30 Journey Map
23:30 – 24:00 Preparations
- DAY 3 – 11th of September
00:00 – 07:00 Design & Prototype
07:00 – 09:00 Presentation prep
09:00 – 09:30 Breakfast (Unit.city)
09:30 – 10:00 Final touches
10:00 – 11:00 Freshen up
11:00 – 13:00 Demo
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch, Awarding ceremony and Transfer to the hostel
18:30 Gather at the lobby to move to the gala dinner
19:00 – 00:00 Gala Dinner and afterparty