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IT/Web Devel: Wellican Platform (2 students)

Wellican

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Closed Posted: 08 Oct 19. Closes: 23 Oct 19 Available: Summer vac + Semester 1 (Dec - Jun)

UPDATE: 2 students have been appointed to this project.

 

Summer vacation + Semester 1 2020 project
** UQ students only **

 

Suited to: final year B.IT, Master of IT, and final year Software Engineering students (UQ). If you are selected, the project will be your final year thesis / Masters project topic so you must be eligible to enrol in the appropriate unit/s during Semester 1 2020.


The successful applicant will receive a $6,000 scholarship + academic credit for enrolment/assessment (4units - UQ ITEE).  

If selected, you must be available to work on the project onsite for 5 days/week over summer vacation (excluding public holidays) + 3 days/week during Semester 1 2020 (working around lecture timetable), and 5 days/week over summer vacation (excluding public holidays). 


Note: you will mainly be working remotely during this project as this company is a startup / early stage company (ie. you'll be working from home / uni) and you'll meet regularly with your company supervisor (as well as your Uni supervisor) - in person and online. You will therefore need very good time management and communication skills to ensure your success in this project. CEED will also support you throughout the project.


APPLICANTS NOTE: you must include your academic transcript/s inside your resume - unofficial transcript for current degree + transcript for past degree - Masters students) + your student ID number.  Combine your resume and transcript/s into one doc/pdf.  We cannot progress your application until you provide this info in your resume.

For UQ ITEE students - you must have a study plan approved before your application can be accepted by CEED. You must make an appointment with an academic advisor to have your study plan reviewed and approved.  Contact: Dr Alex Pudmenzky -  [email protected] or Richard Thomas, ASAP.

Location: Brisbane, remote QLD
Category: Information Technology

Project Background / Description

The Wellican Platform was conceptualised after exhaustive research into the Australian health and fitness industry – and we continue to consult closely with our target markets to ensure a we create a product that will make a profound difference to our users’ lives.


Having concluded an initial 12-month research, conceptualisation phase of the Wellican Platform, we have now progressed to the prototype build phase.


As such, we require talented, driven, and intuitive web developers to build the first functioning iteration (prototype) of the Wellican Platform.


It is our intention to show this first platform iteration to prospective investors/government bodies and seek funding for further development.


We are currently working with a UX/UI Specialist to create a website wireframe, which will inform the overall design of the platform.


From a high-level functionality perspective, the platform will include elements of a publishing platform (such as Medium); a professional network (such as LinkedIn); a directory/comparison website (such as Mindbody); and a forum.


Some key competitors in this space have been identified as the following:


https://mindbodyonline.com

https://www.sparkpeople.com/


A full brief on the Wellican Platform and supporting materials will be supplied to the successful applicants.

Company

Wellican is a Brisbane-based startup, founded in 2018 by fitness enthusiast and marketing communications expert Josh Campbell. We believe that all Australians should to be able to live healthy, fulfilling lives – and we’re working towards helping achieve that reality.


Over the past 12 months, we have developed a concept for an online platform to meet the unique needs of Australian wellness seekers, as well as the fitness, health and wellbeing professionals who rely on their business.


We’re tentatively calling it “The Wellican Platform”.


The core pillars of the Wellican Platform are: Content + Connectivity + Community (Centralised).


With these pillars as our foundation, we’re aiming for our platform to be the single biggest fitness, health and wellbeing resource in Australia within the next three years – and then, the world.


We remain committed to providing everyday Australians with the necessary connections, tools, information and advice to help them achieve ‘wellness’ – free of charge – regardless of their goal.


And for 100,000-plus professionals that currently work in, and support, the Australian fitness, health and wellbeing industry, the Wellican Platform will provide a suite of tools to help them build rewarding long-term careers, and stronger, more sustainable businesses.

Objectives / Tasks / Project Outcomes

  • Assist Wellican representatives to finalise action/implementation plan for delivery of Wellican Platform prototype
  • You’ll be part of a small team, though you will be largely required to work independently/remotely to deliver on agreed milestones
  • Ultimately deliver a working Wellican Platform prototype by the end of the program, made to specifications agreed with Wellican representatives.

Skills / Experience Required

  • Driven, ambitious student website developers/engineers with a passion for creating a high-quality product (1 x back-end developer, 1 x front-end developer required)
  • Proficient in HTML and/or CSS, JavaScript
  • Experience with the Ruby on Rails framework is favourable, though not essential
  • Ability to work independently/remotely with minimal supervision to achieve weekly, fortnightly, and monthly milestones
  • Strong communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Very good time management skills
  • Creative thinking and design skills, coupled with excellent problem-solving skills
  • UX or UI design experience/understanding a plus
  • You will be required to submit examples of your previous work as part of your application (in your resume, provide a link to your GitHub / online portfolio to display examples of relevant web development work / projects / Uni assignments)

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