9 months ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! Go to the AWS Deep Learning Challenge 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.


9 months ago

Thank you gift from Habana

Thank you for participating in the AWS Deep Learning Challenge and for using the new Amazon EC2 DL1 instances powered by Habana Gaudi processors. As a token of our appreciation for your participation the Habana team would like to send you a free Habana t-shirt. Please provide your information in the below request form if you're interested in receiving a shirt. 

Shirt Request Form

Note: Use your Devpost account Email within the form as proof of registration to the challenge is required.


9 months ago

Update about the Winner Announcement

Thank you for participating in the AWS Deep Learning Challenge! Congratulations to all of the participants for training a deep learning model on new Amazon EC2 DL1 instances powered by Habana Gaudi accelerators. As of this morning, the project gallery is now open for you to check out all the projects.

We have so many great submissions that we need a little more time to test and judge the projects. 

We are now planning to announce winners on March 21st, 2022. Thank you for your time and patience! 

 

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9 months ago

Today’s the day!

Today's the last day to submit your project to the AWS Deep Learning Challenge. You can do this!!!

Submission deadline = Tuesday, March 1 at 5:00 pm (ET) / 2:00 pm (PT)

4 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 sure it is public and playback is allowed on other platforms. Your video should include…

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9 months ago

Final weekend - don’t forget your video

Before you dive into your project this weekend, join us for the last office hour on Slack today (Feb 25) @ 11 AM ET / 8 AM PT.

 

We know as devs and innovators, your expertise normally lies behind the scenes, however, the submission video needs time too! It's often the first (and sometimes only!) thing that judges review.

Here are some quick tips to help you prepare your required 3-minute 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: 

  • Be…

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10 months ago

Is your project on track?

There are only two weekends left to enter your submission to the AWS Deep Learning Challenge. Submissions are due March 1st, 2022 @ 5:00 PM ET here.

We know that the final weeks of a hackathon can be stressful, but we encourage you to take the time to celebrate the journey. By this time, you may already have learned something new about Amazon EC2 DL1 instances powered by Habana Gaudi accelerators — you’re awesome! :blush:

If you need additional help, head over to the AWS Deep Learning Challenge Slack workspace and ask a peer for help OR join in on…

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10 months ago

Office hours tomorrow

Join us tomorrow at 11 AM ET / 8 AM PT for an office hour. This is a great opportunity for you to ask the AWS and Habana team questions or share news about your project. 

WhereAWS Deep Learning Challenge Slack workspace in #tech-questions
When: Friday, Feb 11, 2022 @ 11 AM ET / 8 AM PT

Remember to also check out all of the available resources to help you build. From On-Demand Videos, to tutorials and beyond. Check out the resources here.

We can’t wait to see your project!

 

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10 months ago

Office hours today

Join us today at 11 AM ET / 8 AM PT for our second office hour. This is a great opportunity for you to ask the AWS and Habana team questions or share news about your project. 

Where: AWS Deep Learning Challenge Slack workspace in #tech-questions
When: Today, Friday, Jan 28, 2022 @ 11 AM ET / 8 AM PT

Remember to also check out all of the available resources to help you build. From On-Demand Videos, to tutorials and beyond. Check out the resources here.

We can’t wait to see your project!


10 months ago

Submission due date

Thank you for joining the AWS Deep Learning Challenge! Due to some delays in delivering AWS Credits to participants, we have extended the submission due date until Tuesday, March 1st. Please be sure to complete your submission before March 1st, 2022 (5:00 pm Eastern Time) here.

Please have your team representative request credits for your project. AWS will provide $100 of AWS Credits to eligible participants of the hackathon for the use of their hackathon project. If more is needed, please submit another request form with a project status update. Here is the link to the request form.

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11 months ago

3 weekends left

3 more weekends to work on your project, submit what you have so far to the AWS Deep Learning Challenge. 

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: 

Grand Prizes
First Place - $35,000 USD & $5,000 in AWS Credits 
Second Place - $20,000 USD & $5,000 in AWS Credits
Third Place - $15,000 USD & $5,000 in AWS Credits
Fourth Place - $10,000 USD & $5,000 in AWS Credits

Category Prizes
Best Computer Vision Application - $5,000 USD…

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11 months ago

Join our first office hours today

Join us today at 11 AM ET / 8 AM PT to ask the AWS and Habana team questions or share news about your project. 

Starting today, the AWS team will be hosting an office hour every Friday on the AWS Deep Learning Challenge Slack workspace. Check the schedule here.

Remember to also check out all of the available resources to help you build. From On-Demand Videos, to tutorials and beyond. Check out the resources here.

Now it’s time to get connected - we can’t wait to see your project!


11 months ago

Get set. Get ready... GO!

The challenge is now live and ready to take submissions — it's time to get access and start training a deep learning model on new Amazon EC2 DL1 instances powered by Habana Gaudi accelerators.

You might as well start your submission on Devpost today and edit it as much as you want before the due date (Monday, Feb 14, 2022 5 PM ET).

What to Build
Train a deep learning model on new Amazon EC2 DL1 instances. You can also migrate existing models to DL1 instances. 

What to Submit

  • Provide a URL to your code repository for judging and testing.…

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12 months ago

Team up or check out resources

Whether or not you have started building your AWS Deep Learning Challenge project, the Slack Channel is the perfect place to connect with other developers!

Not only can you bounce ideas off each other and ask other developers for technical help, but you can also use the Slack Channel to ask the AWS, Habana and Devpost teams questions!

:sunglasses: Teaming up
Looking for a team in this hackathon? Head to the #team-up channel on Slack and see who has introduced themselves and introduce yourself. Feel free to share what you want to work on through that channel and start a conversation…

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