University of waterloo Cyber Clash

University of waterloo Cyber ClashUniversity of Waterloo - AI Robotics Hackathon Workshop1:00 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time28oct1:00 pm5:00 pmUniversity of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada


    • 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

  • Aaron DeFaria

    Aaron DeFaria

    University of Waterloo - Co-operative & Experiential Education

    University of Waterloo


    University of Waterloo - Co-operative & Experiential Education


(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time