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2022 Global AI Challenge - Virtual Judges Needed

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We Connect The Dots


This is our third annual AWS Global AI Challenge (taking place virtually on Saturdays) March 19-May 7, 2022. Competing in multinational teams, female and male underrepresented college/university students and entrepreneurs from over different countries (ages 18+) will learn foundational cloud skills leveraging AWS, work to explore global issues and learn to build an innovative solution that addresses one of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. This program is not just about learning to build on AWS, it is about learning to work in teams, solve complex problems, cross collaborate, synthesize information, developing leadership skills and most importantly meet new international friends and have fun learning. The program is about upskilling students with foundational 21st century workforce skills.

(4-6) Judges Needed:
We are expecting up to 40 total student teams (5 participants on each team), with each team assigned a mentor. We invite you to join us for AWS Demo Day/s at the Global Innovation Summit where competition finalist teams will present their AWS solution to a live virtual audience.

Expected Judges Outcomes/Measurement

All Judges will join us virtually, at AWS Demo Day, where you will have the fun job of judging the final teams’ fast-pitch demos, choosing the top 3 winning teams and then awarding AWS scholarship prizes. Judging rubric will be provided.

Time commitment: AWS Demo Day, date/s TBD (likely late May 2022), hours: 10am - 5pm ET / 3pm - 10pm WAT

Judges are also needed to help manage and prejudge initial project submissions two weeks ahead of the AWS Demo Day event. Judging rubric will be provided.

Do I have to have Amazon Web Services (AWS) experience and AI skills to volunteer?

No, these skills are not required, but certainly are a plus. Experience with any of the following preferred: cloud, AWS, Adobe, blockchain, data science, AI/ML, IoT. You will be evaluating projects from student teams of computer science majors or students who are interested in computer science, so you will likely want to ask technical questions.

The most important skill or requirement is the desire to help students learn and motivate them to be successful. You will come away with new skills such as learning the basics of AWS and how to build workforce skills. Our program incorporates a variety of team building activities that support our goal to engage students to work collaboratively. The result is that by volunteering you will benefit from the experience and come away with valuable skills.

The program will be held virtually, on Microsoft Teams. Each volunteer will receive a Microsoft account for the duration of the program along with basic training to follow along with the students.

Once confirmed, we will schedule a brief Judges welcome and online training. If you can commit to the above schedule and would like to volunteer for the judge opportunity, please complete the VolunteerMatch submission.

Please include in your volunteer comments:

* What country are you located in?

To learn more about the program please visit our website at

Thank you for supporting our global skills initiative!

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About We Connect The Dots


1025 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY 11590, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire and educate students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) careers. Through a collaboration with the community, education, government and the technology industry, WCTD provides awareness and education of the 21st Century workforce skills, as well as the opportunities available to students embracing STEAM careers. Impacting students at a local, national and global level, our programs create a hunger for learning that empowers students to find their own paths to success.


The skills needed to succeed in todays complicated work environments challenge employers to find the resources with the right skills to be successful. We Connect The Dots will provide the necessary work skills needed for students to build strong careers in STEAM roles. By engaging in a partnership with communities, industry leaders, students and teachers, we will reduce the number of jobs that are filled by students outside the US. Creating a greater awareness to parents and students of the career possibilities and the skills necessary to succeed. Through an accelerated program and project based learning students will gain the experience that matches todays real world careers.

Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy


Sat May 28, 2022
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Mentoring
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • STEM




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Judges must be available for the schedule outlined in the description.

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