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Events

Tech Biz Insight Day


25 Jul
Starts: 25 Jul 2019 at 10:00
Ends: 25 Jul 2019 at 16:00

ToucanTech Office, Gorst Road, London, United Kingdom


Tech Biz Insight Day for Year 11/ 12/ 13 students or recent alum of our ToucanTech customer schools.

A day at ToucanTech HQ in West London to learn more about what it’s like to work at a growing tech business and what each team does! We’ll provide an overview of our technical architecture, product development and commercial model. Students will get the chance to work on a mini business challenges, meet different members of the team and will leave with a certificate and goodie bag at the end of the day! For any aspiring coders we’ll also run a little coding challenge (a basic PHP/ MVW framework task) and run through our web development process. 


10.00 - Welcome - tea & coffee, intros, briefing packs
10.30 - Business overview - from one of the ToucanTech management team - our business strategy, what problem are we solving, our history and future growth plans 
11.00 - Product - what is product development? What does the TT product team do at ToucanTech and what's a typical day for a product manager? Mini challenge to complete a simple product brief for a new ToucanTech feature
11.45 - Tech and data - what does the tech function do in a company? What do the tech and data teams do at ToucanTech and what's a typical day for a coder/ data migrator? Mini challenge to review a set of data and match to a corresponding set of database tables
12.30 - Sales & marketing - what is sales? what is marketing? What do the sales and marketing teams do at TT and what's a typical day for them? Mini challenge to brand and sell a new careers app
13.15 - Break for lunch
14.00 - Two groups - coding challenge/ online content challenge - split in to two groups - one to work on a simple code task and one to work on writing and posting an online news story (on the school's community website, if appropriate)
15.30 - Quick review of tasks and the day (we'll email a more detailed summary to each student a few days later once we've had more time to review their work)
16.00 - Wrap up