At Digitalschmiede Bayern, you'll learn to build human-centered digital products and services in three months. Our output? Future-proofing the Bavarian administration and public authorities.
Audience: students and graduates (German-speaking)
Cost: free; grants of up to EUR 1,000 per month
Duration: three months, full time
Start: May 9, 2022
As a software engineer in our product team, you'll work closely with all other disciplines and experience real agile product development.
As an interaction designer, you're responsible for the design and user-friendliness of your prototype and product. You'll conceptualize interfaces that are intuitive and well-conceived, delighting their users at every step.
As a product manager, your task is to guide your product's progress and ensure that significant risks are resolved before your teammates start building it. How? Through experiments and usability tests.
At Digitalschmiede Bayern, we address the challenges of digitalization in our administrations and authorities. As participants, you'll learn from our experts how to build innovative digital products that solve real problems and that users love. Plus, we'll apply cutting-edge technologies – for the good of all citizens. But most importantly, you'll gain specialist knowledge, practical experience, and self-confidence for your career!
Experts from software development, product management, and interaction design will guide, teach, and coach you during the program. In an interdisciplinary and diverse team, you'll develop a working prototype and get insights into the processes of administrations and public authorities.
What you'll learn:
evaluating and understanding user problems
finding, testing, and optimizing a digital product solution
working together as an interdisciplinary and diverse team
improving your soft skills
the hows of "lean product development"
valuable training in agile working methods
experiencing the techniques of Design Thinking
... and a lot more. Your working space will be the Munich Urban Colab - Munich's new center for innovation and business creation in the Creative Quarter with a focus on smart city solutions. Here, innovators, start-ups, the city administration, and companies work together on innovations for tomorrow.
Please apply for the areas of software engineering, interaction design, or product management!
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Is it possible to participate online?
In times of the lasting Corona pandemic, of course, it's possible to take part online - thanks to the available tools. However, the best experience remains working daily with your team in our office environment.
Is this a full-time program?
Yes! You'll generate lots of ideas, validate assumptions, and work in short iterations. Your team is going to need you every day.
Is it some sort of internship?
It's much more than that! You'll work on a real and important challenge from the Bavarian administration for three months. During this time, you'll learn to apply the most relevant methods and tools, being guided by our experts in your daily progress.
Is there a participation fee?
On the contrary! There are grants worth up to EUR 1,000 per month waiting for you.
Do I have to be enrolled as a student?
No, graduates are welcome, too. In specific cases, you can receive credit points in consultation with the university (e.g. IDP) after successful participation.