APRIL 8-9, 2022
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Hack the Flagship is an event optimized for discovery and creativity where Language Flagship students can propose technology-based solutions (“hacks”) that help drive innovation in language learning. This year’s hackathon will give Flagship students the opportunity to propose innovative mobile solutions to enhance the Flagship experience.
Application submission deadline: January 17, 2022
Announcement of participants: January 21, 2022
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Achieving the level of proficiency expected in a Language Flagship program within the times constraints Flagship students have can present challenges. This Hackathon is about enhancing the Language Flagship experience through tools that take advantage of mobile devices. To apply for the 2022 Hack the Flagship, we ask that you submit a description (about 400 words) of a mobile tool or application whose purpose is to help enhance the Flagship experience. One way to approach your description is to first brainstorm challenges that you associate with language learning or the Flagship experience itself. Then imagine an app that helps overcome that challenge. Your description should be written from the user’s perspective. So put yourself in the users’ shoes while they engage with the tool or app for the first time. What happens when they open it? What do they see? What is the their goal, task, or objective? How does the tool help them achieve their goal? Feel free to be creative when developing your description. Make sure to reference the description criteria to guide your writing.
Our Guide to Technology Innovation
10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD PARTICIPATE
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WHAT TO EXPECT
“Hack The Language Flagship!” is designed to build an energized community of student innovators and ideators across the Flagship community. As Hackathon participant, you automatically become a member of the Tech Center Student Advisory Council. As a board member, you will provide input and guidance on technology projects and initiatives that may have a direct impact on the Flagship community and Flagship students’ language learning endeavors.
A group of language technology experts will coach your team to take an idea from a creative spark to potential implementation in the Flagship program.
Using design thinking to guide co-creation and problem-solving, you will work on a team with fellow-Flagshippers to synergize your ideas for technology solutions that can enhance language learning and drive innovation in the Flagship community.
In individual challenges, you will get a chance to demonstrate out-of-the-box thinking, pushing yourself to new limits and skill-levels!
Following a business model canvas, your team will learn the nuts and bolts of how to pitch your ideas for feedback and evaluation from our coaches.
Badges & Awards
Secure yourself a Hackathon badge for the skills you acquired in the competition and showcase the badge on your resume. And who knows… you may be in for other awards at “Hack The Language Flagship!”