3 months ago

AWS Tech Talk: Save The Date!

We’d like to thank you again for participating in our recent AWS Data Exchange Challenge. If you haven’t yet, we highly recommend checking out the completed projects and category winners, available in the Project Gallery here.

There will be an AWS Tech Talk featuring the winning category solutions on Monday, November 16th at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST. Registration is open to everyone (no AWS account necessary). Feel free to pass along to your community! We hope to see you there.

Event Details: Learn how our AWS Data Exchange Hackathon winners used data to answer tough questions!…

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4 months ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! Go to the AWS Data Exchange Challenge gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


4 months ago

Update about the winner announcement

Thank you all for participating in the AWS Data Exchange Challenge Hackathon! We have so many great submissions that we need a little more time to test and judge the projects. 

We are now planning to announce winners on October 2nd, 2020.

Best of luck! 


5 months ago

Final call: Submissions close Tuesday (9/1)!

Just a final shout-out this is the last weekend to work on your AWS Data Exchange Challenge project and get it submitted.

Final checklist:

  • Are you submitting a data-driven solution using at least tw AWS Services and at least of the 3rd-party data product from AWS Data Exchange?
  • Does your project address at least one of the required categories?
  • Did you provide testing access to your GitHub or Bitbucket code repository?
  • Have you created a submission video? Does your video meet the competition guidelines? Does your video clearly demonstrate how your solution works? Is it no more than five minutes…

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5 months ago

Office hours on Aug. 27

We extended the deadline to give you more time to polish your submissions and just in case you need a little bit more help, we added one last office hours session.

Join us on Thursday, August 27th from 5PM - 6PM ET in the #officehours channel on Slack. 

Here are some final reminders — don't forget to:

  • Select the category (and bonus prizes) that best fits your solution 
  • Add the hashtag #AWSDataExchangeChallenge to your demo video
  • Check out the available resources

5 months ago

Good news: We’re extending the submission deadline!

Happy Friday!

We’re happy to announce that we’re pushing the deadline back. Submissions are now due September 1st before 5:00pm EDT. (Find out what time that is in your city).

We can’t wait to see what you create! Good luck.


5 months ago

One week to go–the deadline is almost here!

Time’s almost up - there’s only one week left to submit your project to AWS Data Exchange Challenge.  (Find out what time that is in your city)

Office Hours

 

Don't miss the next #officehours session:

  • August 21st: 
    • 10AM to 11AM EDT
    • 6PM to 7PM EDT

Can't make it?

Post your question in the channel anyway! A support team member will get back to you as soon as they can.

Start your submission now

Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that your project meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to…

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5 months ago

Two weeks to go—get ready with this submission checklist

It’s getting close!  There are two weeks left to submit your data-driven solution to AWS Data Exchange Challenge. Submissions are due August 24, 2019 before 5pm EDT. (Find out what time that is in your city)

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. (We’ll walk you through our submission form process if you need help.) And if you've just recently joined the challenge, explore the Resources Tab and your “to-do’s”.

Submission checklist

Before the deadline passes, make sure you run through this list:

  • Are you submitting a data-driven solution using at least two…

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6 months ago

Three weeks to go + don’t forget to use the community

There are three weeks remaining in the AWS Data Exchange Challenge. Submissions are due August 24 before 5pm EDT. (Find out what time that is in your city)

As you continue to build and test your app, don’t forget there are a world of resources out there to help you.  If you are stuck, don’t be afraid to use what’s there to help you over the hurdle.  Here are a few places you can look:

  1. Slack Channel: There have been ideas and questions being posted throughout the hackathon.  Your fellow participants are there to help and…

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6 months ago

#Officehours today, July 30 - don't miss it!

Have technical questions?

The first #officehours sessions will be held today, July 30th in the AWS Data Exchange Slack workspace, during these times:

  • 10AM to 11AM EDT
  • 6PM to 7PM EDT

Can't make it?

Post your question in the channel anyway! A support team member will get back to you as soon as they can, but be sure to mark your calendars for the next ones:

  • August 13th: 
    • 10AM to 11AM EDT
    • 6PM to 7PM EDT
  • August 21st: 
    • 10AM to 11AM EDT
    • 6PM to 7PM EDT

See you there! ✌️


6 months ago

You’re Halfway There - Keep Going!

We are halfway through the AWS Data Exchange Challenge and are already so impressed by the work and collaboration we are seeing.

It is always awesome to see creativity spark and what great ideas are out in the world, especially during trying times. Through the great work and innovative solutions from all of you in the community, we are taking data and AWS services to the next level.

Keep up the great work - we can’t wait to see your data-driven solution.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


6 months ago

Did you know?! Hack Fact Friday

Did you know?!

The AWS Marketplace Developer Challenge: ML Powered Solutions had some amazing submissions -  Gustavo Zomer took home the third place prize for his project, Alex, and wanted to pass along these tips to help you with your AWS Data Exchange project:

My first tip is to work backwards from the video to the code. Although it may seem counterintuitive, the best approach for finishing a hackathon is to have a clear idea of what you want to demo in the video. The video is one of the first things the judges will see, so you need to

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6 months ago

How to make your submission video great

We know as devs and innovators, your expertise normally lies behind the scenes, however, the submission video needs time too! It's often the first (and sometimes only!) thing that judges review.

 

Your video tells the story behind your submission, providing a clear to showcase your software and talent in a video: 

 

  • Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain how your solution meets the requirements by what AWS service(s) and AWS Data Exchange product you used, as well as what track it pertains to
  • Within 60 seconds, viewers tend to lose interest, so…

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7 months ago

Collaboration, Resources + More To Help You Build

Whether or not you have started building your AWS Data Exchange project, the Slack Channel is the perfect place to connect with other developers!

Not only can you bounce ideas off each other and ask other developers for technical help, but you can also use the Slack Channel to ask the AWS and Devpost teams questions!

Teaming up

Looking for a challenge team?  The Slack Channel can also help you connect with potential teammates.  You can also use the challenge Participants Tab to search for other developers looking to team up, check out their skills and message them to see…

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