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Focus: T&I, agile software development, idea prototyping, public speaking skills
FTP Lightning Talk Challenge is a programme for young professionals to get their ideas on stage of the TNC Lightning talk presentations. Nominated by GÉANT project partners, participants undergo series of training to help master presentation skills and increase the chance of their’ submissions to be accepted by TNC Programme Committee. The training events also prepare participants for a superb delivery at the actual event. In addition, participants benefit by engaging with peers through webinar training events and building a professional and social network of peers. Finalists of the Challenge receive full financial support for delivering their talk at the conference.
- Practical and interactive workshops under the guidance of a professional public speaking coach for all participants
- 1:1 coaching on public speaking for finalists
- Travel package + full conference pass to TNC19 for finalists
- This challenge is open to individual(s) who are registered on any IT & networking (related) course(s) at a university, college or learning provider and must be nominated by the operating NREN/GÉANT Project Partner.
- The Lightning talk idea must fall in an IT and Networking area.
- Lightning talk proposals must include: title, participant name, educational institution, short biography, five keywords, and short introduction of the idea (max. 500 words). Abstract must be marked [Topic title + TNC19FTP].
- Participants commit themselves to the full programme and therefore must have access to a computer with a webcam to join the webinar.
- Selected participants will be presenting at TNC19
- High English language proficiency is required.
- All participants are invited to share their experiences on social media.
How to Apply (NRENs)
Step 1 Register your candidate online until 28 February, with a brief description of candidate's topic.
Step 2 All accepted candidates will become participants of the Future Talent Programme and will receive training. Your participants takes part in the e-workshops in March and April. Dates and Programme will be confirmed to you and your participant by email.
Step 3 Participants submit their proposal to TNC Programme Committee by 15 March 2019, midnight CET.
Step 4 Your participants will be notified by the TNC Programme Committee by (TBC) of the acceptance or rejection of the proposal
Step 5 Selected candidates take further training and take centre stage at TNC19
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TIM (Trust and Identity Incubator Mentorship) Programme is an initiative that brings together ambitious young minds and subject matters experts to pioneer and prototype new ideas in the Trust and Identity field.
TIM is a collaboration between subject experts (SME's and also known as content mentors) of WP5 T2 - T&I Incubator task, GLAD, NRENs (home mentors) and young professionals (participants) across Europe. The overall aim of the program it to contribute to a viable and sustainable pipeline of T&I products and services for the GN4.3 project and ultimately, for the European NREN community.
Nominated by their home NREN, participants (and their home mentors)are integrated into the work of the T&I incubator right from the start. They collaborate directly with the Incubator SMEs on the topics provided by SME's and NRENs. On this journey, they are mentored by the Incubator experts as well as their home NREN. GLAD provides additional support through training opportunities both for participants as well as for the NREN mentors. Finally all participants are expected to present their work at an international event or conference as advised by TIM.
TIM takes place in the form of a paid internship where the participating NRENs and young professionals get reimbursed for the time dedicated to the T&I Incubator. The process of reimbursements is defined by the financial rules of GÉANT 4.3 project.
The expected duration of each TIM programme cycle is 6 months. See table below.
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What is in it for the young professionals?
TIM offers participants a fantastic opportunity to join the development of cutting edge solutions in Trust & Identity on a pan European scale. It is a unique learning and professional development opportunity that includes:
- a paid professional internship (which may be combined with thesis writing)
- Working in an international team with networking opportunities with the wide range of experts in Trust and Identity and NRENs
- training and skills development in the fields of public speaking and agile software development
Participant requirements are:
- Final year Bachelors, Masters or PhD level students in the fields of Computer Science, Engineering or other technology related fields and interest in Trust and Identity
- 6 months availability with an approximate workload of 3 days per week
- Excellent command of the English language, both spoken and written
- All participants must be nominated by a GÉANT participating NREN
What is in it for the home NRENs?
If you are a NREN, TIM helps you strengthens collaboration across Europe with other NRENs in developing new T&I products and services. It is also an opportunity to foster local T&I expertise, learn from experienced SME’s and expand the portfolio of services. In addition it may strengthen relationships with your institutions as well as identifying promising young talents to join the NREN world. To participate we expect the NREN to:
- be a member of GÉANT 4.3 project
- be willing to facilitate and administer a paid internship based on the local HR/ legal requirements
- be willing to mentor participants locally (for example, be a sounding board to the experience, provide a working space, introduce to the home NREN and NREN world in general)
- Have a mentor with an availability to support your participant in TIM with a workload of 0.5 to 1 day per week based on a 6-month cycle
What is the role of GLAD?
GÉANT Learning and Development team (GLAD) is passionate about building, diversifying and strengthening capabilities of European NREN community. With the help of TIM, we hope to disseminate and build T&I competencies across Europe to build the workforce of the future.
In course of TIM programme, GLAD is committed to deliver the following skills to the TIM participants and mentors:
- mentorship skills
- public speaking skills
- agile software development/ SCRUM training
Application deadline for NRENs
22 Feb 2021
Identity and Access Management
Standards and Protocols
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To help NRENs promote the programme and recruit participants we have available the following materials :
- TIM logo files
- Email Banner
- Boilerplate text targeted to students (from NRENs to students)
- Presentation slides targeted to NRENs/mentors
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News and Copy
Also, feel free to use words and copy from news items we create in different places to promote the programme:
Nov, 2020- Connect online
April 10, 2020, GLAD website
30th Aug 2019, CONNECT online
21st June 2019, CONNECT online
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