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What is Tech Knot?

By

Joanita Nassiwa, Refactory

on

February 11, 2021

What is Tech Knot?

Tech knot is Refactory’s annual open day where the tech industry and our talented student body come together to network and further discuss the opportunities available as they assess the impact that rapidly evolving technology has on the technological ecosystem.

 

Why?

The goal of the day remains to be the link between aspiring software engineers and tech companies by providing a platform and the knowledge needed to make hiring and being hired- easier and better.  With that goal in mind Career day was birthed. Our very first edition of tech knot was known to many as career day.With over 12 companies in attendance and 60 students we were able to understand the needs on those in the industry and our students were also able to get some insights into what employers are looking for and the very terrain of the tech industry.

Last year,  20 companies met with our students to discuss what they look for in candidates, what it is like to work for a tech company, and exchanged lessons on how to best train junior developers. Some of the companies in attendance included: Laboremus Uganda, Fenix International, Tugende, Andela, and MCash. The concept has since evolved to what we now refer to Tech Knot becoming bigger and better every year as we have continuously sought out feedback that can enable us to make better. 

How can I take part?

Well, that’s easy, we have broken it down into three categories. You can be a part of Tech Knot as a:

Gold package:

This package goes for 500,000UGX and will give allow Partners access to the following:

·      Speak at the event

·      Speed dates

·      Virtual booths

·      Networking

·      Up to 5 representatives

 

Silver package:

This package goes for 300,000UGX and  will give partners access to the following:

·      Speed dates

·      Virtual booth

·      Networking

·      Up to 3 representatives

 

Bronze package: 

The bronze package is a free ticket to this event and  will only give partners access to the following:

·      Speed dates

·      Networking

·      1 representative

This year we intend to hold two Tech Knot events starting with the one happening this quarter on the 18th of March 2021 at 10am on the Hopin platform and another a little later in the year (Dates to be communicated).

 

At Refactory we remain committed to changing the very landscape of the tech industry, creating and seeking out opportunities to expose our students to mind blowing possibilities awaiting them.

If you would like to be a part of the Tech Knot event in any capacity, please email alexander.leuenberger@fontes.no to get assistance.

 

See you soon.

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