iFest 2015 Schedule
Mobile Apps for Healthy Lives Challenge
Monday, February 2, 2015 | 12:00PM – 3:00PM | Open to all iSchool students | Limited to 6 teams
Work in teams of 2 or 3 over a weekend to create a design concept of a mobile app and then present your idea. Design challenge requirements will be released January 30 at 2:00pm. Presentations will be held February 2. Registration is required. Prize: $200 per teammate.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 | 4:00PM – 6:00PM | Open to all iSchool students
The refreshed poster competition is open to all iSchool students who want to present a proposed or completed research project by themselves or on a team of two. Prizes: 1st Place, $250 | 2nd Place, $150 | Audience Choice, $100
Information Executive Roundtable
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | 12:00PM – 2:00PM | By invitation only
Information executives will meet over lunch with a select group of top-performing students to discuss employment opportunities, strategies for career preparation, practical work experience, and the soft skills necessary for success as a leader in the information field. This event is an excellent opportunity for employers and students to network in an informal, small-group setting.
Career & Internship Expo
Thursday, February 5, 2015 | 4:00PM – 7:00PM | Open to all iSchool students
Meet employers and learn about career and internship opportunities. Submit your resume to the iSchool Resume Book, which is shared with employers each semester.
TEC Conference (Technology. Entrepreneurship. Creativity.)
Friday, February 6, 2015 | 9:00AM – 5:00PM | Open to the public | Registration required
The second annual TEC Conference will showcase exciting speakers from across the country and engage the iSchool community to share knowledge and ideas. Network with leading information professionals and learn about some of the latest work being done in the field.
Keynote Speaker: Debra Lam, Chief Innovation and Performance Officer for the City of Pittsburgh, Office of the Mayor
Professional Development Day
Saturday, February 7, 2015 | 8:30AM – 12:00PM | Open to all iSchool students | Registration required
Take part in a career preparation workshop, followed by one-on-one mock interviews with alumni. Practice your interviewing skills and get critical feedback on your resume.