about 1 year ago

People's Choice Award Winner!

Hi everyone,

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! We are writing to present you with one final piece of news to officially close off the end of the Hackathon. Thank you all once again for your hard work during the hackathon week. The Pueblo Science team as well as the judges panel were beyond impressed!

These past two weeks, a public audience had the same opportunity to admire all that you and your team have accomplished. We had a total of 300 votes come in to contribute to the People's Choice Award!

Now, before the announcement of the $500 prize you all have…

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about 1 year ago

Public voting is now open

It's your turn to pick the People's Choice Award winner! Browse 'Hackathon for Science Education' submission gallery, click on your favorite, and vote. Be sure to spread the word via your social networks, too!

Please note, as per the Devpost terms of service, you may not tamper with the vote process through manual or automated means, or attempt to compensate voters, at risk of disqualification. Find out more about public voting here.


about 1 year ago

Final notes before submission

Good morning everyone!

Remember, the soft deadline, by which time you should have at least part of your project uploaded onto Devpost, is 8am -- exactly one hour from now! The hard deadline after which your submission will not be considered is 10am today. Please ensure your video as well as your activity manual have been uploaded onto Devpost. Remember that your activity manual needs to be submitted BOTH as a pdf and as a google docs link.

Your pitches will begin at 1pm today, so please be ready for this! Our judges are Alice Herrera, Isi Caulder, Ruby Sullan,

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about 1 year ago

Get to know your judges!

Good Afternoon! 

We hope you all are excited for this weekend! Before the weekend starts, we thought we should first introduce our judges this year:

Alice Herrera is a Sustainable Energy Management Professional with 30+ years of experience in Sustainable Energy Management and Conservation Demand Management.

Isi Caulder is a partner, lawyer and patent agent with Bereskin & Parr LLP here in Toronto. She is co-leader of the firm’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) practice group and  helps technology clients build patent portfolios for a wide variety of electrical, computer and mechanical related inventions.

Ruby Sullan is an awarded professor and biophysical…

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about 1 year ago

Tomorrow's schedule

Hello everyone!

As the last official day of hacking reaches its final hours, be sure to seize your last chance to ask mentors any questions! You must have something uploaded onto your Devpost project page by 8am, and the hard deadline for submissions is at 10am.

Tomorrow, final pitches will take place from 1-4pm. Remember that your Project Demonstration in front of the judging panel must be <5min, and you must present it assuming that the judges have not watched your video! The schedule for these final presentations has been released, and is available in the google drive folder. Please

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about 1 year ago

Overview of today- penultimate hackathon day!

Hello everyone!

Five weekdays later, we now approach the penultimate hackathon day before submissions! Make sure to reach out to mentors ASAP to get all the help you need before submission time tomorrow morning. Don’t forget to post a few fun pictures on your project’s updates page!

Remember, the soft deadline for submissions on Devpost is tomorrow morning at 8am. By this time, please have some portion of your project ready on your Devpost page. The hard deadline, after which time hacking is officially over, is tomorrow morning at 10am.

To start off the day, join us over breakfast at

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about 1 year ago

Good luck!

Hello!

As Day 2 draws near its end, I wanted to congratulate all of you on your hard work! While you are welcome to continue working on your projects during the following weekdays, you are under no obligation to. Furthermore, as the hackathon’s official hours run only during the four weekend days, there will be fewer mentors and staff available to answer questions during the week -- so make sure to get all the help you need now!

Good luck to all, and happy hacking!


about 1 year ago

Welcome back to hacking!

Good morning!

Day 2 has begun, and it’s time to start hacking again! Remember that mentors will be available from 9am-9pm today via Discord. Be sure to reach out to them whenever you need help! 

If your team was asked to do a second pitch (your team lead will have been DM'd), please make sure you sign up for a time (starting from 1:30pm) here: https://doodle.com/poll/8ih8mwaev6kwgchv. The link for the Zoom meeting room for second pitches is located in the “All Meeting Links” document.

Our first workshop of the day will begin at 10:30am, and will feature Kayla Lambie

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about 1 year ago

Preparing for your pitches

Hello!

First pitches are just around the corner! Make sure you have already signed your team up for your first proposal pitch through the following doodle form: https://doodle.com/poll/5ueu2n8x78ffkwy7

Enter the meeting room via the Zoom link provided (also on the All Meeting Links document and in the discord), and your team will be let out of the waiting room once the previous team’s pitch session is complete. Please arrive a little before your allotted time to ensure each pitch stays on schedule: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/99099269594

Some teams will be asked to do a second pitch. This session will occur tomorrow starting

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about 1 year ago

Publishing your project submission

Hello everyone!

We have just disabled all the required features for a project page submission (temporarily!) so you can publish your project submission now! It looks scary, but make sure you submit your project to publish it to the gallery. You can edit your page whenever you want until the deadline for submissions.

Make sure you publish your project pages ASAP so you can start posting updates! The most active team will win a prize.

 


about 1 year ago

Welcome to the Hackathon for Science Education!

Hello!

Ready… Set… Go! Hacking has now officially begun! Make sure everyone in your team has signed in to receive their deposit and that you have selected a team name: https://forms.gle/qa2268cw5z1fytDN8. Make sure you have also signed the Participation Agreement form (this must be done to receive your deposit refund).

Remember, your project proposal or initial pitch is due at 6pm. Your pitch should be 5min, and can take any format you’d like. The link for the Zoom meeting room can be found on the sheet featuring all meeting links, which is found through the google drive. The Doodle

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