Regent University Cyber Clash

Regent University Cyber ClashRegent University - AI Robotics Hackathon Workshop1:00 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time28oct1:00 pm5:00 pmRegent University, 1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464, USA


    • october 28, 2023
    • 13:00 Workshop13:00- 17:00

      *Time below is representing the schedule that comprises the 3 hour event*

       0:00 - 0:10: Welcome and Introduction

      • Brief overview of the hackathon's objectives.

      • Introduction to the Battle Arena, Field Commanders, and Hackmasters.

      0:10 - 0:15: Icebreaker Activity

      • A quick activity to help participants get acquainted and build rapport.

      0:15 - 0:25: Team Formation and Zoom Breakout Sessions

      • Organize participants into teams.

      • Assign 5 Field Commanders and 10 Hackmasters to each team.

      • Direct teams to their respective Zoom Breakout Sessions for initial introductions.

      0:25 - 0:30: Robot Kit Overview

      • Brief overview of the robot kit components to familiarize Field Commanders.

      0:30 - 0:50: Robot Assembly Session

      • Field Commanders start assembling the robot kits.

      • Hackmasters observe and provide input on the assembly process via Zoom.

      0:50 - 1:10: Coding and Strategy Development

      • Hackmasters begin coding the AI algorithms for the robots.

      • Field Commanders provide real-time feedback on the robot's physical capabilities and limitations.

      • Teams discuss and strategize their approach to navigating the Battle Arena.

      1:10 - 1:20: Break

      1:20 - 1:30: Interactive Coding Tutorials

      • A short tutorial session for Hackmasters to familiarize themselves with the coding platform.

      1:30 - 1:50: Test Runs in the Battle Arena

      • Teams get a chance to test their robots in a practice version of the Battle Arena.

      • This allows them to identify any issues and refine their strategies.

      1:50 - 2:10: Final Coding and Strategy Refinement

      • Based on test run feedback, Hackmasters fine-tune the code.

      • Teams finalize their strategies for the main event.

      2:10 - 2:40: The Ultimate AI Showdown

      • Teams compete in the Battle Arena.

      • Performance is tracked and updated on the Global Leaderboard.

      • Real-time analytics on team performance are provided.

      2:40 - 2:50: Debrief, Learning Reflection, and Collaborative Problem-Solving

      • Teams discuss their experiences, challenges faced, and lessons learned.

      • Emphasis on the applied methodologies like "Failing Upwards" and "Rapid Prototyping."

      • Teams share unique solutions and strategies they employed during the showdown.

      2:50 - 2:55: Take-home Resources

      • Provide participants with resources to explore post-workshop.

      2:55 - 3:00: Closing Remarks, Acknowledgments, and Feedback Collection

      • Announce the top-performing teams.

      • Thank participants for their enthusiasm and collaboration.

      • Actively collect feedback on the workshop experience.

Speakers for this event

  • Dr. William Brown

    Dr. William Brown

    Regent University Professor & Research Fellow

    Dr. William Brown is a professor and research fellow in the Humanities Department in the School of Communication & the Arts. He specializes in the study and use of entertainment-education for social change, health communication, and media and social influence. He has conducted academic and professional research in more than 40 nations for the past 30 years.In addition to his tenure at Regent University, Brown has taught communication courses at the University of Southern California, the University of Hawaii in Honolulu and at the University of the Nations in Kona, Hawaii. He also has served as the dean of the School of Communication & the Arts of Regent from 1992 to 2002; and as chair of the Department of Strategic Communication & Journalism and Director of the Ph.D. Program from 2003 to 2016. He currently teaches courses on doctoral research methods, communication theory, entertainment-education for social change, media and social influence, C.S. Lewis and communication, and strategic communication. Brown also completed a five-year appointment as a Fulbright Senior Specialist with the Fulbright Scholar Program in Washington, D.C.


    Regent University Professor & Research Fellow


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