Student groups will team with military and industry IT professionals to compete in 3 separate events:

Big Data/Application Build and Pitch, Network and Systems Administration and Esports.

Each event will be scored separately, prizes will be awarded (1st, 2nd and 3rd) in each event, and an overall winner will be recognized (composite total score of all events).

Application Build and Pitch Presentation - 125 pts

Collaborative teams will create innovative technology solutions for managing, analyzing and displaying big data.

Stakeholders from the medical, city planning, education and logistics communities will provide subject matter expertise throughout the weekend to assist in solutioning.

In addition, an agile SCRUM master and technical experts from market leading data science and analytics (Google) will provide training sessions to prepare you for the weekend.

Network and Systems Administration Challenge - 75 pts

Each team will test their skills as both system and network administrators in a virtual Microsoft Azure environment for a timed troubleshooting activity.

Esports Event - 50 pts

Each team will select a member to participate in a double elimination SMASH BROS tournament. This tournament will be played using the popular Nintendo Switch gaming system; points will be awarded for wins.

Bonus Points - 25 pts

Awarded at the final round of app build and pitch.