Code an Education Revolution (@Qykno) in 54 hours! Location: San Francisco Bay Area

an Education Revolution (@Qykno) in 54 hours!

Location: San Francisco Bay Area (San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley)

Event: Startup Weekend Education (June 3rd -

On June
3rd - 5th, an event called Startup Weekend
Education will gather hackers, hustlers, and designers together and for
54 hours, teams will be formed around groundbreaking ideas, and each team will
be engineering their product on-premise for the length of the entire
weekend. There will be guests speakers, press, and a panel of judges who
will be judging each product and its pitch at the end of this build-a-thon.

The Mission: Careerspotting 4 Kids

Should you
choose to accept it, is to build a minimum viable product of Qykno, a
Careerspotting for Kids platform that exposes youth ages 12-21 to career
possibilities using video storytelling and social gaming. There are two pathways to take for a MVP
depending on the skillset of the team:

(1) Web app of Video Storytelling - A catalog of video
content that features the stories of professionals sharing the how-tos of their


(2) Mobile app of “roadmapping” that will be
a location-based social game where kids receive awards and points for checking
into destinations related to their career path.

Team Qykno:

consist of five core members - three uniquely talented coders and:

Kalimah Priforce (me):
12+ years in education, youth dev. & biz strategy | Co-Founder @ Qykno

Taisha Rucker:
Attorney | Program Director at Pacific Educational Group

Taisha and I will
handle content creation, be responsible for marketing the product, and
recruiting the UI/UX design and video production talent to the team from those
in attendance. I’ll pitch the concept
to the crowd and draw excitement for the project.

Must haves:

  •  Able to work with a diverse
    team with other programmers/developers in an intensive fast-pace
  •  You care more about getting it
    done than it having to be perfect.
  •  Experience with at least one
    modern programming language such as Ruby on Rails, PHP, AJAX,
    ActionScript, Python, C++, C#, Objective C, or Java.
  • A love of games and gameplay.


  •  Social game development
  • Experience with Facebook APIs.
  •  You're available to join our
    team full-time; must have a flexible schedule.

The Perks:

  •  We pay for your entry ticket
    ($75) value, plus food and transportation to and from your residence.
  •  If we win, $5,000 divided
    amongst the team, plus the recognition of winning a high profile tech
  •  Guaranteed invitation to join
    the co-founder/management team and join us for startup seed accelerator
    programs in the summer.

Contact us: team[at]qykno[dot]com,
347-985-0365, skype/gchat: kapriforce

We’ll be
making our final decisions by mid-may.