Mentoring a team that won the North Atlantic hackathon 2020

I spent a total of 50 minutes over three Slack calls this weekend mentoring Rachael and Samuel from Team 9 that won the North Atlantic Corona Challenge Hackathon. There were 15 teams in the hackathon from Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Norway and Scotland organised by the North Atlantic Cooperation (NORA) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

We kicked off the weekend with a morning call on Saturday and the goal was to share a 2 minutes presentation valuing 3 following themes: Saving lives, Saving Businesses and Saving Communities. The video is shared below.

Here is what I learned being a mentor for Rachael and Samuel, #team9:

  1. 50 minutes is a lot!
    Each call was scheduled to be 30 minutes (90 mins in total), but we kept it short and precise. The less we said, the clearer the goal. Even though we kept our calls short we still had time to learn a bit more about each other and our countries (I’m from Greenland and they are from Scotland).

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