1. The Nittany AI Challenge overview page on the EdTech Network website
2. The Nittany AI Challenge Canvas space, which contains all challenge info and submission details — you need to login your PSU Canvas to access them with the submission form.
3. The Nittany AI Challenge Slack Channel where you can post questions, discuss ideas, seek team members, etc.
4. The 2-minute Nittany AI Challenge rundown video on Youtube
5. A longer-form, 40 minute overview of the Nittany AI Challenge that includes a full walkthrough of the process, criteria, and challenges.
Best wishes and good luck as you assemble your ideas and prepare to submit your proposal(s) by January 29th!
Please see the message from Aiden Chiavatti, President of Behrend ACM for the local Hackathon!
This weekend we will be hosting our third annual Behrend Local Hack Day. It will begin on Saturday December 2nd at 9:00am in Burke 001, and will run for 12 hours, ending at 9:00pm. For anyone interested in attending (Behrend students/faculty only), be sure to sign up at https://hackday.mlh.io/localhackday-57df. This is a great opportunity for students to work on whatever interests them, without the pressure of a large hackathon. We encourage all programming students to attend, whether you are a seasoned hacker looking to make something amazing, or if you simply want to hang out and work on homework together.
We will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as handing out some swag (stickers, pens, domains etc). You can find a schedule for the event in the link above. We also have a message from one of our sponsors:
The .tech squad is offering a FREE .tech domain and the chance to win the .tech Category Prize – $150 Amazon Voucher! Cool, eh? Find out how – bit.ly/2hWYmP7
See you on Saturday,
President of Behrend ACM
On November 4th, over 60+ Behrend students competed against nearly 600 students in HackPSU Fall 2017. This is the highest Behrend turnout we have seen in recent years, with over 4 times as many participants as last year!
The Behrend students showed off their technical prowess with many interesting and original projects, with four groups winning a total of five prizes:
(* denotes non-Behrend teammates)
Challenges Won: 3rd place overall HackPSU Fall 2017
Challenges Won: Winner of GM Challenge, 3rd place Blackboard Challenge
Challenges Won: 1st place Winner of IBM Watson Challenge
Challenges Won: Winner of BNY Mellon Challenge
Click the links above to see more info about each project. You can also browse other projects which were not winners, as there were a lot of interesting ideas this weekend!
Thank you for everyone’s support of this event, and hopefully we will all be back to compete again in the Spring!
President of Behrend ACM
P.S. Special thanks goes to following:
The EdTech Network at University Park connected us with a NYC based AI company IPSoft to have sponsored us coach bus for the trip.
Tom Rossi, CSSE faculty member went with students to this event.
Behrend ACM student chapter president Aiden Chiavatti helped to organize our students for this competition.
This year’s Fall HackPSU will be on November 4th! I highly recommend that all Behrend CSSE students attend as it is not only a ton of fun, but also a great opportunity for learning, gaining resume-worthy experience, and networking with companies like IBM, GM, and Capital One. Behrend students continuously take home prizes from HackPSU, and we hope this year will be no different.
The school is hoping to secure a bus to University Park, so please fill out the following survey if you have any interest in attending. If there is enough interest, then we may be able to get the bus. For any newcomers or team-less hackers, be sure to indicate on the survey that you want help finding a team. From those responses, we will create a shareable doc to help students find possible teammates.
For more info, and to sign up for HackPSU, visit https://hackpsu.org/. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, come visit ACM’s Hackathon Prep Session on November 2nd at 7:00 pm in Burke 201 for tips on getting started, and to see previously made hackathon projects.
President of Behrend ACM
Kick-off party for this at Radius CoWork today at 5pm for the Erie Hack water innovation competition
Look at this:
- Summary: Teams compete with their solutions to the water related challenges listed in the website above.
- The timeline is short, but they don’t expect perfection. They’re offering incubation as a part of the rewards, so further development and implementation can proceed.
- Five people on a team. No age/student/professional restrictions.
- Innovation Commons will offer itself as a resource for the competing Erie teams and as an incubation site for the Behrend teams as they develop their plans.
- Wide range of skill sets are relevant.
- Prizes are substantial.
A kick-off party for this event (http://eriehack.io/challenge/) is coming up on March 1st at Radius CoWork, downtown, see below. Teams do NOT need to be formed to attend. Part of the purpose of the kick-off is team building. I will be there. If they haven’t already heard about this, I would expect some students and professors to be interested given the wide scope of the challenges. Innovation Commons can serve as a location for any Behrend teams to work on their plans while they compete, and the Commons will be offering itself as a resource for any Erie teams that are in need of its capabilities. The kick-off is not required for competition, but I recommend interested students/professors/whoever to go. There’s really a play for a large number of skill sets here.