Dear Potential All Stars,
All Star Code’s Design a Start Up in a Day (DSUD) application deadline is Friday, October 17th at 11:59 pm. If you haven’t applied already, that’s tomorrow! Before you make your way to our application page, I want to catch you up on our recent programming, and provide you with some tips on what makes a great application as well.
Since our DSUD application went live on September 22nd, All Star Code has been actively getting the word out through school site visits and our partner organizations. Traveling around NYC and meeting different students has been awesome. It’s always nice to match a face to the application. Students often come prepped with a host of questions about our application process and what they can do to make their application stand out. Below are a couple of answers to frequently asked questions concerning our Design a Start Up in a Day workshop and application process.
DSUD Workshop Questions
1. If accepted, can I attend both workshops?
Each accepted student can only attend one workshop, but you can specify on your application if you have a preferred date that you’d like to attend. Looking ahead, accepted Design a Start Up in a Day participants will ALSO be invited to our World of Coding workshop in early February, 2015. So no worries, there will be more opportunities to participate in All Star Code’s programming.
2. How many students will you be accepting?
Each workshop will hold 30 students, so 60 students in total.’
3. Who will be instructing us? Will I have help?
Kane Sarhan, Co-Founder of Enstitute, will be leading our workshop. Kane is great. And a host of tech professionals will act as mentors to help your start up come to life.
4. Will there be food at the workshop?
The answer to this question is one big resounding YES! You and I both will be looking forward to it.
DSUD Application Questions
1. If I don’t have a laptop, will that hurt my chances of getting in?
No, not at all. We only ask to get a sense of how many laptops we will have to provide for each workshop. Asking upfront helps us plan in advance. Preparation is key.
2. I don’t know how to code. Should I apply?
Absolutely! We want to help build a bridge to tech for students who may never have had the opportunity before. Don’t be afraid to try something new. Wayne Gretzky once said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”. Take a shot. Start with All Star Code.
3. How can I make my application stand out? What are you looking for?
We are looking for highly motivated students who are interested in technology. Since we can’t take the time to meet with every student, our application serves as a way to get to know you a little better. Write thoroughly and don’t be afraid to share your dreams with us.
Looking forward to seeing those applications. Apply Now!
David Noel Jr.
All Star Code