You can come and go as you please, but all work must be completed on premises.
Should members of your team drop out at the last minute, you might be merged with another team who is also missing members.
At all times between 9am-12midnight there will be a friendly Consultant present. These are faculty, grad students, or other professionals with field specific knowledge on the dataset. They all have different areas of expertise, so if you get stuck on something, ask someone else later. Feel free to ask anything. This is not an exam, but a collaboratory competition. Do not expect the Consultants to write code for you, or do data management, etc. They are there to help point you in the right direction, but you're responsible for getting there on your own. Schedule of Consultants will be made available at the beginning of the event.
Each team will have five minutes to present their findings to the judges.
Each team will be allowed at most three slides. Three. So at some point on Sunday, you might want to set aside time to think about what you want the judges to know. The five minute time limit will be strictly enforced.All team members must be present for the presentation, but not all team members need to actually speak (given the time limitation).
Your presentation must be emailed to Ernest Fokouéby [time]on Sunday. Allowed formats: PDF, PowerPoint, Keynote. If using a web-based tool like GoogleDocs or Prezi, please export to PDF and send the PDF as your submission, you will not have time to log on/off to your account during the presentations.
Along with your presentation you will also turn in a one-page write-up of your project. You can think about this as the text of your presentation. The judges will refer to these during deliberation.
Awards will be given in three categories:[update if needed]
Best in Show: This is the main prize. We will give out two prizes for this category, one for graduate student teams and one for undergraduate.
Best Use of Outside Data
Winners will receive [enter prize info].
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