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The ShowMeBox is a competition that uses software and open source hardware to visualize data relevant to the participants. It is designed to promote Debian and the art of open data analytics.
- Focus: Cape Town ...
If competition during DebianDay: You will be provided with a few datasets from The Cape Town <Links> on Friday morning (?) when the competition begins. Please feel free to use relevant data sets as you see fit to produce your insights.
- Teamwork is encouraged but not required.
Competition Opens: 15 November 2016 ? (?ShowMeBoxes may not be shipped yet...)
- Competition Closes: 15 May 2016
- Finalists announced: mid June 2016
Prize Giving and Exhibition: ?DebConf16, 2 July 2016
- (24 hour marathon competition 2-3 July 2016)
- Online hosting post-competition
- Do I need experience in coding?
No, you can enter this competition even if you have never coded before.
- Can I ask for help from experienced developers?
Yes, you may ask for mentoring and we will try to provide mentoring opportunities throughout. Please remember to acknowledge your mentors!
- Will I need my own laptop?
No, the competition is aimed at people who may not have the necessary machine to do data visualisation, the ShowMeBox is provided for this purpose.
- Can I enter with my own laptop?
Yes, you are welcome to enter using your own machine(s), as long as it runs Debian.
- This competition is designed to be used with analysis software available in Debian
- Can I use other programming languages or software programs?
Yes, you are free to use any programming language of your choice for analysis and visualisation, as long as it is available in Debian. Same goes for libraries. * During ?DebConf16, the ShowMeBox Development Team will be on site during the tournament to help out should you face any issues.
Showcase your work at DebConf16
Information Art Exhibition
ShowMeBox participants are invited to make a poster or other artwork that illustrates their project visually. See <sheep> for inspiration
- There will be limited budget to print posters or provide assistance to participants to showcase their work. Be creative!
- Past Prizes included: (For high school students only):
- Best data interpretation
- Best Visualisation
- Best Beaker Application
- Open category prize (anyone who wanted to enter)...
Travel and Accommodation
- If you elect to make your own arrangements, you will be responsible for them, any costs incurred for independent travel and/or accommodation will not be included or reimbursed.
- Contact us
- Press release
- Cite us: include this info
- Can I participate if I am not in high school? Yes, but you will not be eligible for some of the prizes.
- Can I participate if I am not in Cape Town? Yes, but please let us know.
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