Sigmoid Hacks 2.0



MATH/ML-BASED INNOVATIONS DON'T HAVE TO BE JUST ANOTHER BUZZWORD, MAKE THEM REAL WITH SIGMOID HACKS!


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Sigmoid Hacks 1.0: Jan 15 – 18, 2021
Sigmoid Hacks 2.0: *The near future*

Sigmoid Hacks 2.0 is a week-long competition for high school and undergraduate students to create any math-based application (machine learning, science simulations, etc.) using the technology of their choice! Submissions are judged based on applicability, efficiency, and effort.


Places & Awards

nth place prize = (n-1)th place prize ÷ 2

  • 1st Place ⇝ $1000 USD
  • 2nd Place ⇝ $500 USD
  • 3rd Place ⇝ $250 USD
  • 4th Place ⇝ $125 USD
  • 5th Place ⇝ $62.5 USD

  • Workshop Champion Winners: Top 3 workshop participants win a Nvidia Jetson Nano! (how to win workshop points?)

    Sigmoid Hacks 1.0 [LAST YEAR] Prizes:

  • 1st Place ⇝ Tesla Tour
  • 2nd Place ⇝ Tesla Tour
  • 3rd Place ⇝ Tesla Tour
  • Most Applicable Project ⇝ Jetson Nano
  • Best Hardware Hack ⇝ Jetson Nano
  • Best NN From Scratch Project ⇝ NNFS Book
  • Most Visual Project ⇝ Discord Nitro


  • Team

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    Guest Speakers:




    Workshops

    Sigmoid Hacks is a workshop-oriented hackathon, so to prompt workshop participation, all our workshops will pose a set of questions. Said questions are mostly logic-based, so no background knowledge is required. Participants will earn 1 point for every correctly answered question.

    The top three individuals who speak up and answer the most questions correctly/logically will receive an Nvidia Jetson Nano!

    [Have a Workshop idea? Submit a workshop proposal here!]

    Sigmoid Hacks 2.0:
  • Beginner Machine Learning Theory by John Lins ⇝ zoom
  • Graphics Programming for Scientific Simulation by John Lins ⇝ zoom

  • Sigmoid Hacks 1.0 [LAST YEAR]:
  • Build a Neural Network From Scratch + Basic ML Theory by John Lins ⇝ video
  • Advanced ML Theory Workshop by Luke Parkhurst & Damian Musk ⇝ video
  • Casual Inference & its Application in AI by Mr. Scott Mueller ⇝ video
  • Neuroethics and Roboethics By Damian Musk & Claire Wang ⇝ video

  • Sponsors


        ⇝ (TBD) Deep Fake Detection, hiring!




    FAQ

  • How much does it cost?
  • Nothing! Registration and attendance are 100% free, swag, & workshops included.
  • Who can participate?
  • All high school and undergraduate students are welcome.
  • Are cross submissions allowed?
  • Cross submissions from other hackathons are NOT allowed and will face disqualification.
  • What is the maximum team size?
  • Team size is capped at two individuals per team. Teams larger than two will face disqualification, so choose wisely!

    Sigmoid Hacks 1.0 Winners [~400 Participants]

      1st Place: Pulse It by Stanley Zheng, Greg Tarr, & Anita Yip



    Best of Luck! © Sigmoid Hacks 2.0 2022