AbeBooks Engineering Students Hackathon
Students in the University of Victoria computer science and software engineering programs are being invited by AbeBooks.com to participate in a 24-hour ‘Hackathon’ coding competition on September 28-29.
The challenge is to conceive and produce an innovative application using the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing platform. At the conclusion, the students will demonstrate their work to a team of AbeBooks’ software engineers, who will award a series of prizes that include $500 worth of access to AWS. A group of AbeBooks software engineers including Director of Engineering Tim Munro and Engineering Manager Cliff McCollum will be on hand to answer questions and assist students with the processes. Students can compete individually or in groups of up to four.
The event will be staged at the University of Victoria engineering labs and begins at 4pm on Friday September 28. The event is limited to the first 40 applicants.
It is free to participate and all entrants will receive a copy of a book called Programming Amazon EC2 by Jurg van Vliet, a commemorative t-shirt and a valuable learning experience with AWS; access to which will be provided by AbeBooks for the coding competition.
On Wednesday September 19th, AbeBooks will offer two free seminars in ECS 606. The first, at 12:30pm, will be an overview of Amazon Web Services. In this session AbeBooks will discuss how AWS services like EC2, SQS, Dynamo and Cloudwatch have changed the world of software development. Come along and learn how AWS has been used to build products like NetFlix, Pinterest and the Nasa JPL Mars rover. At 2:30pm, AbeBooks will present a second seminar titled "Johnny Bunko and the Art of Career Planning". This careers-themed presentation was offered last year and proved to be very popular. Come along and learn about how to get the most from your future.
Individuals or teams can register by emailing their name(s) and contact details to email@example.com