SKEMA Business School and Wild Code School are launching a no code hackathon

Published on 06 September 2021

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On September 16th and 17th, SKEMA is launching their first no code hackathon in partnership with Wild Code School! In this article, you’ll discover everything you need to know about it.

While the use of no code solutions is becoming bigger and bigger within companies, SKEMA Business School chose to target this specific topic to introduce no code to their Master in Management students!

SKEMA Business School: who they are and what they do

SKEMA (School of Knowledge Economy And Management) is a global school with a multi-campus structure and a large portfolio of programmes taught in English and in French all across Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Africa!

Its very objective is to train the future talents of management and business industries to adopt a responsible and multicultural way of thinking and doing, in order to become entrepreneurs, data and knowledge managers, and even more.

In line with their new no-code elective, they chose Wild Code School to launch their first no code hackathon.

SKEMA WILD HACKATHON: What do you need to know?

What’s the hackathon about?

In partnership with Wild Code School, SKEMA Business School is launching a no-code elective. During this hackathon, 250 first- and second-year students (M1) from the Grande Ecole programme (Master in Management) on SKEMA’s three French campuses will experiment a total immersion into the no code world

This 100% online class will allow students to live an online hackathon. They will work on projects in groups, based on asynchronous content, accompanied by mentors on Slack and on a Discord group from Wild Code School.

Topics of the no code hackathon:

  • Peer to peer learning, cohort based online class
  • No code
  • Sustainability
  • Pitch
  • Life-long learning

Prerequisites to participate to the SKEMA Wild Hackathon

Students that have chosen this elective should show a strong interest in the digital and web environment! 

Partnership: Why Wild Code School?

Wild Code School is a leading European tech school offering career changing programs at 20+ campuses, remotely or at company’s offices in web development, data analysis, cybersecurity, product management and no code!

SKEMA chose to partner with our school to share our blended, project-based, hands-on teaching approach with their students, for them to master this introduction to the no code world. 

We believe that learning will become THE major human occupation, that is the very reason why we always try to encourage a supportive and joyful learning environment as much as we can.

Hackathon topic: Why no code?

As you may already know, a growing number of no-code platforms are appearing nowadays to bring tomorrow's ideas and projects to life. According to a study by ResearchAndMarkets, no-code and low-code (often equated with no-code) markets were worth more than $4 billion in 2017, and by 2022, they'll likely exceed $27 billion… But, how far will it go?

Having some no-code skills may be helpful for a lot of reasons, but especially for the following situations:

  • Entrepreneurs who want to build their business from A to Z
  • Marketers who want to improve their campaigns
  • Creative people & managers who want to make a difference

Are you recognizing yourself in one of the situations above? To learn more, check out our No-Code Tools Guide: How Can I Develop an Application Without Coding? 

Hackathon’s schedule: what should the students be expecting?

Day 1

  • Welcoming
  • Course Introduction
  • 1-hour of live masterclass
  • Project pitch
  • Familiarization with the platform “Bubble”
  • Groups introduction (knowing your members group) and brainstorming
  • Familiarization with the digital tools
  • No code hackathon format starts: projects development
  • Mentoring during the 2 days

Day 2

  • Quiz test (part 1 of the evaluation)
  • Projects development of the no-code hackathon
  • Project final pitch (part 2 of the evaluation)
  • Peer-to-peer evaluation
  • Jury evaluation

At the end of this hackathon, students will have acquired the following learnings and knowledge:

  • To be able to develop a basic digital project in no code
  • To appreciate the digital environment (lead time, language, project, collaborative tools..)

But they also will be in possession of the following skills:

Cognitive skills:

  • Adaptation skills, using digital tools, peer evaluation and peer learning
  • Online project management in business life (marketing, sales, product...)

Key transferable skills:

  • No code
  • Tools and project management
  • Team work
  • Time management

Ethical and social understanding:

  • Ideation of a sustainable project
  • Be creative taking into consideration need of sustainable project

To go a bit further...

Interested in "no code" but don't know where to start? Check out our French no-code training and become a No-code Maker: 

  • Learn how to create websites and apps without even having to know how to code,
  • Master no-code tools (WordPress, Webflow, Airtable, Zapier, Bubble),
  • Develop your product design skills (UX, UI, Design Thinking).