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What projects will fellows be working on?
Our inaugural cohort of fellows will be working with our founding partner, the Government of Ontario, and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. The specific project will be announced later this summer.
In the meantime, you can get a sense for the types of things fellows may work on by checking out these projects which have already been completed by the Government of Ontario.
- High Occupancy Toll Lanes Permits: A quick and simple sign up to enter the lottery for a fast-lane permit along the QEW Oakville-Burlington corridor.
- Health Care Options Finder: A tool that enables Ontarians to find the nearest health care service.
- Budget Talks Platform: A modern, interactive web platform used to gather real ideas from real people to help build the budget.
Where will fellows be located?
Fellows will be Toronto-based, working with our founding partner, the Government of Ontario. We are working to set up fellowships with other governments across the country. Stay tuned for more details about other locations!
What is the application process like?
We will be accepting applications until June 20, 2017. Applicants should apply through one of our three streams: web development, UX design, and product management. Applicants will be assessed throughout the summer with a series of technical assessments and interviews, and successful applicants will receive offer letters in August.
I have multiple skillsets. How should I apply?
We ask applicants to apply just once, indicating which targeted skillset (web development, UX design, or product management) is their strongest. Applicants have an opportunity to indicate what other skills they bring, and to discuss those skills during the application process.
Are certain skills more important than others?
Fellows will work in cross-functional teams of three bringing primary skills in web development, UX design, and product management. We’re looking for applicants who have strong skills in their primary area, but who can also collaborate well with teammates with different skill sets.
I don’t know how to code. Can I apply?
Despite our name, we’re not just looking for coders! We welcome applicants with backgrounds in design and product management as well.
What specific language/stack/tools should applicants be proficient in?
We’re looking for applicants with experience in modern tools and best practices. Equally important as your specific stack is your ability to learn and try new approaches and collaborate with others who have different skill sets.
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