Telling the Best Tech Tale
*** This challenge was cancelled due to COVID-19 ***
In this challenge we ask the question; who can tell the best tech tale that is catchy, innovative and relevant for the public?
We are looking for the most tech savvy people from all of VIA University College that can convey their message, so EVERYONE understands the purpose and potential of the chosen tech topic.
In every educational program at VIA University College there are students, who are experts in a tech field. Let’s share the knowledge!
The best Tech Tale will be awarded with a spot at the Tech Tales Competition the 22nd of June 2020.
Participate in the challenge by submitting your idea no later than the 29th of May 2020. Please follow the guidelines.
Submit your idea before the 29th of May 2020 at 12pm (noon).
VIA University, Microsoft and Cocoders is selecting the best ideas
It will be announced who will continue to IWDK's Tech Tale Competition the 14th of June 2020
The winners of the challenge will participate in Tech Tales Competition. The competetion will be held at Aarhus Musikhus the 22nd of June at 6pm - 10pm.
Tales from Tech - what does it mean?
What does it mean to tell tales from tech?
If you look up ‘tech tales’ in the dictionary, here is what you’ll get:
An inspiring, educational and eye-opening talk relating to a technical topic told in a simple, ordinary and understandable language.
So, we are looking for the most tech savvy people at VIA University College, who can tell a tech tale that is catchy, innovative, and relevant for the public so that EVERYBODY understands the purpose and potential of the tech topic.
We believe that everybody should have the opportunity to take part in the debate about new technologies and how they are utilized. This requires a shared language without implied tech terms or, even worse, abbreviations of such implied terms.
Thus, we want to celebrate the people that master simple, inclusive language that outlines a complex topic; We are celebrating the tech tales!
The challenge is for all students at VIA University College no matter skill set, age, background etc since our ambition is to make it interesting both for the tech experts and the tech novices.
The winner of the challenge, will get the opportunity to present his/her Tech Tale live at Tech Tale Competition at Aarhus Musikhus.
Each contestant at the has a maximum of 15 minutes to present their tech tales live. The audience, physical as well as virtual, will together with the jury choose the best and most enlightening Tech Tale of the evening.
The Tech Tales will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Communication skills
- Explanatory power– does it make sense in the real world or is it just hot air?
How to participate
Create an account with username and password and upload your nomination. It's that simple. Please send us an email if you have any problems.
The challenge is conducted in English.