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The Re-Imagination Challenge

Monkey Bars and The IIT Student Government Association

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM - Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3:00 PM (CDT)

Chicago, IL

The Re-Imagination Challenge

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Hey IIT Students, put the money where your mouth is and create some innovative ideas to change the face of IIT. Get a team together to improve our school in this Hackathon style challenge. 

24 hours of re-imagination. Are you ready?

Participants will have the chance to be mentored by Google employees and Institute of Design faculty/students. Winning ideas will be implemented on campus.

Info: Keep in mind, you don't need to be an engineer to solve problems! This challenge is NOT focused on coding or traditional 'tech' skills, but rather pure creativity and the strive to improve IIT. All majors and skill sets are encouraged to join!

Prizes: We have some pretty cool stuff! We're distributing a total of $5000 to go towards completing your idea within IIT, JetBrain's IDE platforms, textbooks (so you don't have to buy them in the future), and more!

Judging Categories: 

3 categories -

1. Pre-built    2. From Scratch   3. Peer Choice

2 Sub-categories under Pre-built and From scratch : Long and short term

Long- term : can implemented within 3-5 years
Short-term: can implemented within 1-2 years

Pre-built = Something that already has a mock-up, prototype, some code. Anything that already has some physical-ness to. It is Pre-built.

From Scratch= new idea; brand spanking new idea that hasn't been pursued before this event. 

Peer Choice = Have fellow students vote on what they think is the 'best' idea. 

 

Judging Criteria and Guidelines: 

1. Feasibility - Based on if the proposed plan can be done within chosen time-frame and is realistic given budget and resources. (As determined by judges)

2. Efficacy - Does this idea realistically solve a problem in an efficient/creative manner?

3. Impact - Is this idea large impact and does it benefit the student body for the future in a visible/solid/tangible way? 

4. Team Strength- Does the team in question have the mindset of implementing and solving this problem in real-time. Is there a spark behind your fire? 

5. Response to Q&A - Can you defend your idea and provide thoughtful answers to questions posed, regardless of how challenging the question? 


Co-sponsored by:

Google, O'Reilly, The Finkl Endowment, and the IIT Institute of Design. 

 

Saturday, March 29th

 11 a.m = Doors Open & Check in begins

 11.30 a.m = Refreshments and Opening Remarks

 12 p.m = BUILDING STARTS!

 2 p.m = Lunch Time

7 p.m = Dinner Time & Group Project Share

11 p.m = Late Night Snacks & Expo

Sunday, March 30th

7 a.m = Breakfast

11 a.m = Lunch Time

12 p.m = BUILDING STOPS

12.30 p.m = Final Project Presentations & Judging

2 p.m = Prizes  announced and Closing remarks

3 p.m = Goodbye’s



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Interested in working for Google? Send your resume to info@monkeybars.cc

 

Recruiting info: 

 

Bachelors and Masters students - Strong programming skills in Java, C/C++ and/or Python. Candidates should also have a solid foundation in CS fundamentals, such as algorithms, data structures, etc.  Prior internship experience in a software engineering role is a preferred, as well as participation in CS/programming activities outside of the classroom, such as a hacking club/hackathons
 
Doctoral students -  Software Engineer, PhD University Graduate role.
 
Information Technology Residency Program:  For this role, we are looking for students majoring in IT or a related field, with at least one year of help-desk experience, and strong troubleshooting experience in a Linux, OS X, or Windows networked environment. 

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Have questions about The Re-Imagination Challenge? Contact Monkey Bars and The IIT Student Government Association

When & Where


Idea Shop
3440 S Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60616

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM - Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3:00 PM (CDT)


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Monkey Bars and The IIT Student Government Association

Get a team together to improve our school in this Hackathon style challenge.
ANY student can join, we want innovation creativity, and function!
If you don't have a team or idea in mind then DON'T WORRY! You can still sign up and make a team the day of the challenge!

Think you can reduce the fire alarms in MSV? JOIN!
Think you can solve the issue of puddles on campus? JOIN!
Have a brand new cool idea you think is awesome? JOIN!!!!!

24 hours of re-imagination. Are you ready?

The judges will include campus admin and faculty as well as students. The best ideas will be pushed through the SGA and be implemented to improve campus. 

1. You DO NOT need to have 'techy' skills to participate, anyone with an idea or the urge to improve something on campus is encouraged to join

2. Yes. This is 24 hours long, food is provided the entire time! Om nom nom 

3. The winning ideas will be housed within SGA and will be implemented on campus within the next year (or longer, depending on the scope of the idea.)

4. There will be funding available to implement the winning ideas

5. PRIZES! STAY TUNED TO SEE WHAT YOU CAN WIN!

6. Pre-built ideas are welcome! 


Participants will have the chance to be mentored by Google employees and Institute of Design faculty/students. 

 

Judging Categories: 

 

3 categories -

 

1. Pre-built    2. From Scratch   3. Peer Choice

 

2 Sub-categories under Pre-built and From scratch : Long and short term

Long- term : can implemented within 3-5 years
Short-term: can implemented within 1-2 years

Pre-built = Something that already has a mock-up, prototype, some code. Anything that already has some physical-ness to. It is Pre-built.

From Scratch= new idea; brand spanking new idea that hasn't been pursued before this even
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Peer Choice = Have fellow students vote on what they think is the 'best' idea. 

 

 

 

Judging Criteria and Guidelines: 

 

1. Feasibility - Based on if the proposed plan can be done within chosen time-frame and is realistic given budget and resources. (As determined by judges)

2. Efficacy - Does this idea realistically solve a problem in an efficient/creative manner?

3. Impact - Is this idea large impact and does it benefit the student body for the future in a visible/solid/tangible way? 

4. Team Strength- Does the team in question have the mindset of implementing and solving this problem in real-time. Is there a spark behind your fire? 

5. Response to Q&A - Can you defend your idea and provide thoughtful answers to questions posed, regardless of how challenging the question? 

 



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