2 months ago

And the winner is...

First of all, let us congratulate all of the AWS Disaster Response Hackathon participants for building amazing projects to improve disaster response.

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! 

Go to the project gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions. All of the winners will receive a separate email to start the process of prize fulfillment.


3 months ago

Today is the last day to submit!

Hi there!

Be sure to complete your Devpost submission for the AWS Disaster Response Hackathon! Save it early and then you will be free to edit your submission as much as you want before 5 pm ET today.

Submission deadline = Monday, Feb 7 at 5:00pm (ET) / 2:00pm (PT)

9 hours left to submit. Submit your project now. Might as well submit early! A rough draft is better than nothing and you can edit your submission as much as you want before the due date.

Submit your demo video. Remember the major requirement is a 3-minute demo video. Make…

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3 months ago

Time to start your video

These are your last few days to submit your project. Check the submission requirements, start your submission, and join the last office hour on Monday (ADD TO CALENDAR).

 

Your video is a major component of your submission. Here are some helpful tips for you to plan, create, and publish a winning video.

 

Get organized. Write out a script of what you need to say, demonstrate in your video, and rehearse it before recording. A good script should: 

  • Should be 3 minutes or less.
  • Include your elevator pitch of why you built your…

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3 months ago

Office hour tomorrow

We have an office hour session scheduled for you to join before the submission due date. Join us for a live chat, demos, and more!

 

AMER office hours
Feb 3rd @ 8am - 9am PT  - ADD TO CALENDAR
Join Darko Mesaros, Antje Barth, and Jonny Handy (Florida State Coordinator Information Technology Disaster Resource Center) on the Livestream here.

 

If you haven't saved your Devpost submission yet, do so now! You can edit your submission as much as you want before February 7 at 5 pm ET.

Submission checklist

  • Are you building a machine learning project with…

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4 months ago

Is your project on track?

If you haven't saved your Devpost submission yet, do so now! You can edit your submission as much as you want before February 7 at 5 pm ET.

Make sure your project meets the requirements before you get too deep into the build.

Submission checklist

  • Are you building a machine learning project with Amazon SageMaker Studio Lab that improves disaster response?
  • Have you provided access to your code repository by making it public and adding an Open Source license to it?
  • Have you created a submission video? Does your video show your project functioning and explain why you…

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4 months ago

More office hours to help you build

The office hour schedule continues to grow! Here are the currently scheduled Office hours for January. 

TODAY
EMEA office hour - ADD TO CALENDAR
19th of January, 2022 @ 13:00 SAST / 12:00 CET / 14:00 EAT / 12:00 WAT
Join Veliswa Boya and the below speakers on the Livestream here.

  • ML Expert: Ioan Catana
  • Disaster response experts: Cristiano Giovando and Omran NAJJAR from the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team


AMER office hour - ADD TO CALENDAR
19th of January, 2022 @ 10:00 AM PT
Join Darko Mesaros and the below speakers on the Livestream here.

  • ML Expert: Sam Palani
  • Disaster response…

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4 months ago

Don't forget the prizes

3 weeks left to work on your project, submit what you have so far to the AWS Disaster Response Hackathon on Devpost.

Already submitted a project? Ask a friend for feedback or review the judging criteria to find ways to improve your submission. Put your best foot forward for these prizes:

First Place  

  • $15,000 in USD
  • $5,000 of AWS Credits
  • Team meeting with Amazon Software Product Leaders

Second Place  

  • $10,000 in USD
  • $5,000 of AWS Credits
  • Team meeting with Amazon Software Product Leaders

Third Place  

  • $5,000 in USD
  • $5,000 of AWS Credits
  • Team meeting with…

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4 months ago

January Office Hours

Thanks for participating in the AWS Disaster Response hackathon! Every month, we will host live office hours in various time zones to answer your questions - whether you want to know more about AWS, machine learning, or disaster response.

Join us for a live chat, demos, and more!

AMER Office Hour
12th of January, 2022 @  11 AM PST - ADD TO CALENDAR
Join Darko Mesaros here

LATAM Office Hour
13th of January, 2022 @  6 PM PT  - ADD TO CALENDAR
Join Marcia Villalba here

Remember to also check out all of the available resources to help you build. From additional…

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4 months ago

How will your project improve disaster response?

Through this hackathon, we hope to stimulate ways to apply machine learning to solve pressing challenges in natural disaster preparedness and response.

The scope of this hackathon is broad, but we have collected challenge ideas from organizations across the globe to provide further inspiration for your projects.

Global focus

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5 months ago

Office hours

Thanks for participating in the AWS Disaster Response hackathon! Every month, we will host live office hours in various time zones to answer your questions - whether you want to know more about AWS, machine learning, or disaster response.

Join us for a live chat, demos, and more!

EMEA Office Hour
14th December 2021 @ 11AM – 12PM CET - ADD TO CALENDAR
Join Veliswa Boya, Mia Chang, and Cristiano Giovando here

AMER Office Hour
14th December 2021 @  10AM PST - ADD TO CALENDAR
Join Darko Mesaros here

Remember to also check out all of the available resources to help…

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