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I got rejection mail saying that I met none of their criterias. I am Augmented/Virtual Reality Developer having more than 9 years of experience, worked for many company and developed many innovative solutions for their clients.
I submitted on 14th Oct and got rejection mail today(17th Nov)
Documents I submitted
You led the growth of a product-led digital technology company, product or team inside a digital technology company,as evidenced by reference,letter(s) from leading industry expert(s) describing your work, or as evidenced by news clippings, lines of code from public repos or similar evidence.
Reference letter from CEO of past employers describing my work, skills, contribution of company growth
You led the growth of a non-profit organisation or social enterprise with a specific focus on the digital technology sector, as evidenced by reference letter(s) from leading industry expert(s) describing your work, or as evidenced by news clippings or similar evidence.
Reference letter from director of non profile organisation for whom I worked and developed many web based simulation helping them proving effective training simulation of medical/surgical procedures. I added links of each simulations and details of how they work
Published material in professional or major trade publications or major media about the applicant related to the applicant’s work in the digital technology sector. You must include the title, date and evidence that you are the author of such published material and any necessary translation.
I developed many augmented and virtual reality applications/simulation and published on App Store and Play Store. I added links of them and screenshot of Github account confirming that I was developer of these. Many of them have more than 10K downloads worldwide
You command a high salary or other remuneration for your services, as evidenced by commercial or employment contracts with salary information including any bonus and equity options and history of earnings.
Offer latter with salary, increment letter and income tax return for history of earning
OC 1 - Innovation (2 evidences)
Evidence of innovation/product development, proof of product in market and associated traction through revenue.
The products(Apps,AR-VR Simulations) I developed for different clients of my employers when I was working for them. I shared links, screenshots and how innovate they are. I developed many AR VR simulations to help them fulfilling their business needs.
Evidence of employment contract with salary information including any bonus and equity options and history of earnings.
- Offer letter, increment letter from past and current employer
OC 3 - Impact(3 evidences)
Employment contract with salary information including any bonus and equity options (although you will have to demonstrate how you have made a significant impact in the sector beyond your day-to-day activities)
- Offer letter, increment letter from past and current employer, work I did in different impactful project(screenshots, links and description)
Letter from an employer wherever applicable. This is in addition to the required letters of endorsement and should to be written by another individual;
Letter from President of the company saying how I contributed on project (commercially and technically)
GitHub account that contains lines of code clearly showing your continuing contribution.
Company Github account screenshots and commit and impact of product on people
Tech Nation Feedback
The applicant has applied for Exceptional Talent based on Optional Criteria 1 and 3.
The candidate has not shown he is recognised as a leading talent in the digital technology sector in the last five years. The candidate hasn’t shown extraordinary ability by sustained national or international recognition or demonstrated a level of expertise which places him at the forefront of his field in the digital technology sector. He has not been awarded any external prizes or won any awards from the Unity community of developers. He has made a keynote presentation at any leading conference on immersive technologies. He has not been endorsed by any individual who would be considered as a leading talent in digital technology in general or immersive technologies in particular. The applicant has primarily worked for development agencies and has not directly worked for for any product-led digital company as defined by Tech Nation. Finally, the candidate’s remuneration as submitted evidence is not enough to indicate leading talent.
The candidate has not demonstrated either impact or innovation in the sector as per the definition in the guidance. The work outlined is not in a new field or concept and the applicant has not been working for any product-led digital technology company.
The applicant has submitted his GitHub profile as evidence. He has 2 repositories, one with 8 commits and the other with 19. No releases have ever been published and there have been other contributions. An applicant for Exceptional talent would be expected to have made a more significant contribution to
the open source community. The applicant did not lead the growth of a non-profit company. He created several web-based simulations for training as part of a contract for service. No details have been provided to show the impact arising from this contribution.
As per my understanding they have not looked into the evidences properly.
@Francisca_Chiedu and others guys can you please look into this