over 1 year ago

Teens Take On COVID 1 Month Follow Up

Hey everyone,

Even though it has been over a month since the Teens Take On COVID Hackathon, we [the organizing team] want to know if you continued working with your project and had any success. Since the goal of the hackathon was to create solutions to fight COVID-19, we would love to know of any projects that accomplished this goal. 

In addition, we are currently in the midst of organizing a larger hackathon with more opportunities for high schooler and we want to share this opportunity with you! If you can, please fill out the form below if you want…

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over 1 year ago

Still Want Access to Awesome Resources?

Hi all!

 

Hope you guys had a good time at Teens Take On COVID!

Just a reminder, we have some great resources STILL available for YOU!

 

 

  1. Your First and Last Name
  2. Your Age and State/Country
  3. Your Email Address
  4. A link

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over 1 year ago

Final Message to all Participants

Hey everyone,

Once again, we would like to congratulate everyone who participated in this hackathon! You all created amazing and impactful projects that solve the challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We highly encourage all participants to try to deploy or publish their projects. If you need help, feel free to contact us and we will lead you toward the best direction. Also, here is some final information for all participants:

Exit Form: If you want to be notified for future opportunities related to hackathons, please fill out this short form. Also, this is a great way for us to

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over 1 year ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! Go to the Teens Take On COVID gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


over 1 year ago

Reminder for Closing Ceremony

Hey everyone,

This is just a reminder that the closing ceremony is in roughly 2 hours at 11:00 AM CST. Here are the meeting details:

Link: https://d211.zoom.us/j/95369684411

Meeting ID: 953 6968 4411

Password: hack123!

Hope to see you there,

The Teens Take On COVID Team

 
 

over 1 year ago

Link to the Closing Ceremony

Hey everyone,

Here are the details to the Closing Ceremony:

Teens Take On COVID is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Teens Take On COVID Closing Ceremony
Time: Jun 1, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://d211.zoom.us/j/95369684411

Meeting ID: 953 6968 4411
Password: hack123!
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over 1 year ago

No Public Choice Award

Hey everyone,

We are sending out this announcement because there has been some misinterpretation. A few days ago, an automated announcement from Devpost was sent out that stated that "Public Voting" was starting and that there was going to be a "Public Choice Award". This is false because the only awards that we are going to award is "Best Challenges in the Future Project," "Best Challenges in Education Project," " Best Challenges in Communities Project," and "EchoAR Challenge." The only prize that the "Public Choice" award winner will recieve is recognition during our Closing Ceremony. 

We are very sorry for causing…

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over 1 year ago

Update on Teens Take On COVID

Hey everyone,

I hope you all have been enjoying this break after a week long of hacking. Currently, our judges are working hard to judge all of the amazing submissions and decide the winners. In addition, we'd like to share information pertaining to our closing ceremony and moving forward. 

Closing Ceremony

Our closing ceremony will take place on June 1st at 11am CST. At that time, we will be announcing the winners live as well as giving some final remarks. Please fill out this Google Form so we know how many people will join.

Resources

Since a huge part to this…

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over 1 year ago

Public voting is now open

Browse 'Teens Take On COVID' 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.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.

 
 

over 1 year ago

Submissions Have Closed!

Hi all,

The submissions have finally been closed after a week long of hacking! As of right now, we have received over 50 submissions with over 250 people participating :)

Moving forward, the winners for the Teens Take On COVID hackathon will be announced on June 1st. We will also hold a closing ceremony on that date, so make sure to look out for any updates from us.

If you suffered from any technical difficulties and were unable to submit your project, contact us and we may give you an opportunity to submit your project.

See you all June 1st,…

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over 1 year ago

The Submissions DEADLINE is 6:00PM CST

Hi all,

 

Since a lot of teams are having problems submitting, the FINAL EXTENDED DEADLINE is 6:00PM CST!

That means you get 9 MORE HOURS to submit your projects! 

Happy Coding!

 

~The Teens Take On COVID Team

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


over 1 year ago

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE is EXTENDED!!

Hi all,

We have EXTENDED the submissions deadline to 12:00PM CST. That gives you 3 more hours to submit your project! If you were not able to complete a project, submit what you have, YOU STILL HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN!


Again, the submissions deadline IS EXTENDED to 12:00 PM CST! YOU STILL HAVE A CHANCE TOU SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT!

 

~The Teens Take On COVID Team

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


over 1 year ago

Submissions Due By Monday Morning!

Hey everyone,

Please make sure to get your project submissions in before 9:00am CDT on Monday, May 25th. If you have any difficulties submitting or run into errors, please contact us and we may allow you to submit late.

Other than that, we hope that you used some of the resources we provided for your projects and created something wonderful that targets some of the challenges found in education and communities, or a challenge we will face in the future. We will let you know if any other updates arise and give you more information on judging and winners once submissions…

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over 1 year ago

Information on Submissions

Hey everyone,

Since there are only two more days left before submissions close, we highly encourage you to start your submission. Don’t forget these crucial steps when submitting:

Creating a 2 minute video on your project

  • It can be a presentation, demo, etc. Just make sure that it showcases your work.

Describing your project

  • When writing a description of your project, please include the purpose of your project, the technologies used, and the impact your project has or will have.

Filling out the custom form

  • Please be honest when entering the number of team members, your age, and the time…

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over 1 year ago

Final call for submissions

There are only 3 days left to complete your submission for Teens Take On COVID.


over 1 year ago

IBM Workshop Recording

Hey everyone,

In case you missed the IBM workshop, here is the link to the recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D_u8t-tRsA

I'd really recommend checking it out because IBM has some really useful Artificial Intelligence resources that you can implement in your projects as well as future projects.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.

 
 

over 1 year ago

IBM Workshop

Hey everyone,

Just a reminder that the IBM workshop will be starting in a bit. Here is the link to the meeting:

Teens Take On COVID is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: IBM Workshop

Time: May 20, 2020 03:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://d211.zoom.us/j/95765434966

Meeting ID: 957 6543 4966

Password: 4A@2.t0f

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.

 
 

over 1 year ago

IBM Workshop 3:30 PM May 20th

Hey everyone,

The IBM workshop will be tomorrow from 3:30 to 5 CST on Zoom. The mentors will go over an Intro to IBM Cloud, the Crisis Communication starter kit (integrating Watson Assistant into slack) and Visual Recognition. Here is the meeting link:

Teens Take On COVID is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: IBM Workshop
Time: May 20, 2020 03:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://d211.zoom.us/j/95765434966

Meeting ID: 957 6543 4966
Password: 4A@2.t0f

If you have any questions, please post them on the Slack.


over 1 year ago

Teens Take On COVID Day TWO - We Have Some Great Opporunities For YOU!

...and we transition to DAY 2 of the Hackathon!

The first day went very successful, but if you missed the first day, don't worry! The links to the Opening Ceremony and the EchoAR Workshop are posted on Slack!

Moving forwards, today, we have some exciting opportunities for you! Infragistics has sponsored an awesome online session, for all of you guys to attend! 

"Livestream Session: Building Modular Apps for iOS and Android Using MVVM with Xamarin. Forms and Prism"

Join live at https://www.twitch.tv/brianlagunas

As we think about what comes next, whether it is the short term or long term, any new…

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over 1 year ago

First Day Recap

Hey everyone,

In case you missed some stuff on our first day, here's a recap:


over 1 year ago

echoAR Workshop

Hey everyone,

Here are all of the details on the echoAR workshop:

Time: 4:30pm CST/5:30 EST on Monday, May 18th

Linkmeet.google.com/yba-qjbu-bgw

Title: Build a Cloud-Connected AR/VR App in 15 Minutes or Less

Topic Areas: Spatial Computing, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Cloud, Enterprise, Dev Tools

Description: The workshop will show how to quickly create AR/VR apps with no technical skills or coding required and scale existing apps by connecting them to the cloud. Workshop participants will learn how to create real-time cloud-connected augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) apps using the echoAR platform. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop…

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over 1 year ago

Good luck hacking!

Hey everyone,

Thanks for attending the opening ceremony! It was great to see so many coders from different parts of the world. Moving forward, here’s some important information for your projects:

  • echoAR Workshop - Join echoAR for the a workshop on using AR/VR technology:
    • Link: http://meet.google.com/yba-qjbu-bgw
    • Title: Build a Cloud-Connected AR/VR App in 15 Minutes or Less
    • Topics: Spatial Computing, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Cloud, Enterprise, Dev Tools
    • Description: The workshop will show how to quickly create AR/VR apps with no technical skills or coding required and scale existing apps by connecting them to the cloud. Workshop participants will learn

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over 1 year ago

Hackathon Starts Tomorrow!

Hey everyone,

Just a reminder that the hackathon starts tomorrow! Our opening ceremony will be in the morning, and information on that was sent out in the last update. Hope to see you there!

- The Teens Take On COVID Team

 
 

over 1 year ago

Opening Ceremony Link

Hey everyone,

Here is the invitation to the opening ceremony on Monday, May 18th at 11AM CST. If there are any technical issues or errors, we will let you know as soon as possible.

The Teens Take On COVID team is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Teens Take On COVID Opening Ceremony

Time: May 18, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://d211.zoom.us/j/95993919049

Meeting ID: 959 9391 9049

Password: 5Z+N8bYe

One tap mobile

+13126266799,,95993919049#,,1#,418123# US (Chicago)

+16465588656,,95993919049#,,1#,418123# US (New York)

Dial by your location

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

        +1 646 558

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over 1 year ago

More Announcements!

Hey everyone,

We have a few more announcements:

  • Guest Speaker: Our Guest Speaker at our Opening Ceremony is Tanmay Bakshi! Here’s his bio:
    • Tanmay Bakshi is a 16-year-old Canadian author, Artificial Intelligence and ML Systems Architect, TED & Keynote speaker, media personality, Google Developer Expert for Machine Learning, and Developer Advocate at IBM. 
    • He has addressed over 200,000 executives, developers, and leaders worldwide at conferences, universities, financial institutions, and international companies.
    • The United Nations, Linux Foundation, Apple, SAP, IBM, KPMG, Microsoft and Walmart are a few of the organizations he has keynoted for. 
    • Tanmay’s YouTube channel called “Tanmay Teaches” and

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over 1 year ago

More Important Information about Teens Take On COVID

Hey Everyone,

Some More Announcements:

IBM: 

  • Since we have partnered with IBM, you all will receive a lot of resources, mentorship, and support from IBM that will help you build your projects:
    • Mentor Support from IBM
    • COVID19 project starter kits using IBM services
    • An IBM Cloud account
  • Please check out everything above because it’s really helpful!

 

EchoAR

  • Since we have partnered with echoAR, there is a special AR/VR challenge for projects that use the echoAR platform. The winning project will receive:
    • A $50 Amazon Gift Card
    • 1 month Business Tier access to the echoAR platform
    • Feature in the echoAR

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over 1 year ago

Important Information about Teens Take On COVID!

Hey everyone,

We are about a week away from the start of our hackathon! As we approach May 18th, we will be posting announcements regarding sponsors, teams, workshops, resources, and everything else you will need to now. Here’s some information:

  • New Sponsor - We have recently been sponsored by echoAR, a 3D-ready cloud platform that helps manage & deliver AR/VR content to apps & devices everywhere. EchoAR will provide to you all:
    • Free Business Access to their Platform
    • Workshop: Build a Cloud-Connected AR/VR App in 15 Minutes or Less
    • Mentorship
    • A Challenge - Build an AR/VR App and possibly win

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over 1 year ago

Teens Take On COVID Announcement

Hey everyone,

Thank you for signing up for Teens Take On COVID! We’ve got over 50 participants in over a week, which is great! As we have two weeks left before the hackathon officially starts, we plan to share announcements, resources, and ideas that will guide you towards creating your project:

  • Sponsors: So far, we have gained three sponsors, Infragistics, Balsamiq, and IBM, who will provide resources to all participants and prizes to the selected winners. The prizes include cool swag, UI/UX development tools, and much more! 
  • Hackathon Project Submission Details: Please take a look at the focus areas and

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