8:30 am: Registration and Breakfast.
9:30 am: Introductions.
10:00 am: Microsoft Tutorial
11:00 am: Microsoft Tutorial (cont) + Teacher session 1
12:30 pm: Dockside Cafeteria - Microsoft Sponsored Lunch.
1:30 pm: Idea pitching, tech demo. + Teacher session 2
2:00 pm: Microsoft Tutorial Pt. 2. + Teacher session 2
3:00 pm: More demos, pitches, resources.
Full shedule details.
9:00 am: Registration and Breakfast
9:30-11:30: Round 1: Every team presents to select judges
12:30-1:30: Round 2: Finalists present in Sobey 4th floor
2:00 pm: Awards ceremony begins
This year, on the opening day of the Saint Mary’s University Hack-A-Week, Microsoft is hosting their first IoT Discovery Day! Learn how to build the Internet of Things (IoT). We provide the hardware, the software, and the training. You bring the ideas.
We even have a track just for teachers to help them learn how to help current and future students thrive in a tech world.
More details on the Microsoft IoT Discovery Day.
Here is a sneak peak at some of our prizes for top contestants. There are lots more gadgets and even internship positions from SimplyCast!Note: Teams cannot win hardware prizes from both Microsoft and SMU.
|First Place||Second Place||Third Place|
|High School||2 iPad minis||2 Android tablets||2 Chromecasts|
|2 $2000 admission scholarships to SMU
|2 $1000 admission scholarships to SMU
|2 $500 admission scholarships to SMU
|University and Open||2 iPad minis||2 Android tablets||2 Chromecasts|
|2 $600 scholarships (Total $1200)|
|Microsoft Student||2 Surface 3 Tablets||2 HP Steam 7 Tablets with Office 365 Personal||2 Intel Compute Sticks|
|Microsoft High School||20 Microcontroller kits and extra sensors||10 Microcontroller kits for school of team||5 Microcontroller kits for school of team|
Students and teachers can get a DreamSpark code by requesting one (using your school email address) from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone participating in the completion – not just students – who wants up to $100 of credit for 1 month to use on ALL Azure services, can ask for 1 Azure pass for their team. Please email email@example.com to request an Azure Pass with your team name, team member names and school/company name