Machine Learning Doesn't Have to be Just Another Buzz Word, Make it Real with Sigmoid Hacks!

Machine Learning Doesn't Have to be Just Another Buzz Word, Make it Real with Sigmoid Hacks!

 

NOTE: This hackathon is for all skill levels! If you have never touched ML before, make sure to participate in the beginner workshop ready to learn! 

 

Please register through the following form: https://airtable.com/shr5uBXIbPD6p7uMc

Website: https://sigmoidhacks.ml/

Join the Discord: https://discord.gg/SHGWWJVcpu

Sigmoid Hacks is a free 3-day International virtual event for high school and college students. Come to acquire skills in the field of machine learning and its various applications through a series of workshops and seminars featuring guest speakers. Participants may work by themselves or in groups of up to 3 members. It is an opportunity for everyone to learn new skills, ask questions, get guidance from mentors, participate in fun mini-challenges, and win amazing prizes! Sigmoid Hacks is a student-led hackathon from Hack Club.

 

You may submit: A project, a brief research paper, or even a set of detailed slides demonstrating your knowledge of ML, ext. (View submission requirements)

 

Email: sigmoidhacks@nnsg.ml

 

View full rules

Prizes

$10,849 in prizes

First Place Winner

Guided Tesla Tour and a special plaque!

Second Place Winner

Guided Tesla Tour and a special plaque!

Third Place Winner

Guided Tesla Tour and a special plaque!

Best NN From Scratch Project

Neural Networks From Scratch Book (http://nnfs.io)

Most Applicable Project

Jetson Nano

Most Visual Project

Discord Nitro

Best Hardware Hack

Jetson Nano

Everyone!

- 1 year free Jetbrains products
- Sigmoid Hacks Swag and Stickers

Honorable Mention (3)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Any student currently attending middle school, high school and university OR is 20 years of age or younger (MUST BE 13+ YEARS OLD)
  • You must state whether or not you are a high school student or middle school student by including the tag: [student] in your submission.
  • Participants can choose to work by themselves or in groups of up to 3 members
  • International winners may be required to pay for the shipping of their prize.

Requirements

Submit before Jan 18th 1PM PST

 

You can submit ANYTHING related to ML, a project, a brief research paper, or even a set of detailed slides demonstrating your knowledge of ML.

 

Your submission must include a video or a series of images.

Judges

John Lins
Founder Of Sigmoid Hacks & Workshop Host

Eric Zhu
Judge

Damian Musk
Workshop Host & Finance

Luke Parkhurst
ML Graduate Student @ Northeastern

Claire Wang
Judge

Aditya Rawat

Aditya Rawat
Judge

Judging Criteria

  • Wow Factor
    If you make the judges say "wow." The best way to do this is by deploying your project for the judges to Interact with.
  • Applicability
    Could your project be used to solve a problem in the real world?
  • Abstraction Level
    Yes, we take this into account! Don't be afraid to build an NN from scratch in assembly if you feel the motivation.

themes

  • Machine Learning/ AI
  • DevOps
  • Productivity