At the 2014 Topcoder Open, we are planning a Giving Tuesday event for Tuesday, November 18, 2014. To learn more about Giving Tuesday, go here. The goal is to provide a STEM-themed activity where the topcoder community and attendees at the TCO can give back.
In this challenge, we are asking you to help us decide what this STEM-themed activity at the TCO will be. We are looking for a hands on activity the entire audience can take part in as a group or individually throughout the day.
For example, at DreamForce last year, one morning they had a huge tent set up with tables of books, stuffed animals, blankets, and bags. Attendees were encouraged to stuff a bag with the items that would be donated for Project Night Night.
Here are some important notes about this activity to keep in mind:
Feasibility. How feasible is this activity for potentially up to 500 people? Is it feasible in the timing we have planned for this; one day.
Cost. Assume there is no cost associated with this project. The attendees would use their skills to donate something for this activity. Whether it be coding, designing, etc.
Organize. Organize your idea in the following way:
- Idea name.
- Brief summary of idea.
- Detailed description of idea.
- Timeline for idea.
- Resources (people, equipment, etc) needed.
A huge part of this contest will be the prize and the responsibility of the winner. First place winner gets an all-expense paid trip to the 2014 Topcoder Open in San Francisco from November 16 - 19, 2014 worth over $3,000.
To be eligible to win this prize and trip, you must also be willing and able to travel to the TCO14 on said dates to enjoy the event and assist in running the activity. Prize is NOT convertible to cash neither transferrable.
All submissions will be read and scored internally by the topcoder team. Up to 5 of the best activities will be shared with the community for a vote. The top voted idea from the community will win.
Submission & Source Files
Create your preview image as one (1) 1024x1024 JPG or PNG file in RGB color mode at 72dpi and place a screenshot of your submission within it.
All requested contest requirements as PDF files or in the format stated in the requirements above.
All fully editable original source files of the submitted idea as required by the contest under "Source Files" in the side bar.
As part of the final fixes phase you may be asked to complete one round of minor changes to ensure your submission meets the stated requirements of this contest.