IONS Altair is a hands-on 4-months structured programme for all IONS Ambassadors. This programme gives IONS ambassadors a chance to build and apply dynamic capabilities by leading a digital project.
Each team will be mentored by an industry expert.
There are three levels of difficulty that an IONS Ambassador team chooses from.
At the end of IONS Altair, there will be working and tangible digital products/services that help solve the problems or needs of the community and the industry.
We will be celebrating all of our acheivements during IONS Gala Night 2018 in March 2019. IONS Gala Night will be a close door event.
Through IONS Altair, our amassadors are exposed to a myraid of opportunities in interacting with our valuable partners in the IONS Network, with exclusive bi-monthly mingling and networking sessions and internship/job opportunities.
Industry Mentors for Altair levels 2 & 3
Lecturer, School of InfoComm Technology
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Project Manager, MQ Spectrum
Technical Manager, MQ Spectrum
We plan to create a web application which would enable charity organisations to efficiently carry out the tuition booking programme for its volunteer mentors and students. One of the problems observed was the struggle having to effectively and efficiently assign classes between volunteer mentors and the mentees, and to streamline the process when there are last minute cancellations or any problems which leads to wasted resources.
The older generation usually finds it difficult to socialise and find people with the same interests as them due to not knowing where to find people of their age group. They usually look to community centres for events in order to help them forge bonds with like-minded people. Hence, making them very dependent upon community centres for events. Moreover, even though social networking sites, like Facebook, provide event-creating features, they might not be very comprehensible for elderlies and it often prevents them from including people outside their circle-of-friends.
We have identified lack of interesting interactions and community supports as the root of the problem on why people are feeling unmotivated to keep up with their interests. Like most of us, many people would want to get constructive feedbacks from peers with similar interests who are also striving for their self-growth. This new way of incurring motivation won’t only instigate passion, but also consistency among our users, eventually contributes to their skills in the long run. Thus, we have come up with a solution, creating a website
Students tend to lose things often in school. There is not a community to help/assist them in finding these lost items. There is also a lack of awareness of lost and found office and protocol in SIM.
We plan to create a web application that would enable students to report lost items and offer points and monetary (optional) reward for finding said item. Students would also be able to form groups to do the search together, while fostering new friendships.
Updated on: 30 Oct 2018