Hackathon2016

Bot Party Hackathon 2012 at the Off Center

 

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48 Hours of DIY

The one-of-a-kind 2016 Bot Party Hackathon is a weekend mix of theatre arts and technology to produce open-source projects featured in recurring incarnations of the improvisational Bot Party live stage show.  Bot Party Hackathon to be held over 48 hours:  Friday, September 2, 6pm to Sunday, September 4, 6pm at The Off Center in Austin, TX. This event is in partnership with Fusebox Festival and IEEE.

Though Hackathon attendees will be encouraged to bring any of their own projects and ideas for collaborative, anything-goes creation, we will be focused on three specific areas of development:
Blue Zone: Robotics and AI software
Red Zone: Electronics and hardware (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, junk, components and soldering irons)
Yellow Zone: Live gaming station and Twitch feed (Ps4 and Gamecube)
and BONUS Zone: pizza, beer, tacos, BBQ, GLORY


When

Where

The Off Center
2211 Hidalgo St, Austin, TX 78702
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Special guests

Hey hey! We’re pleased to announce these special guest participants, all world-renowned researchers in autonomous robots that interact with humans!

Joining for Friday night:
Prof. Andrea Thomaz (UT Austin Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Prof. Scott Niekum (UT Austin Dept. of Computer Science)

Attending the full weekend:
Dr. Brad Knox is (founder of Emoters; former researcher at MIT and UT Austin)
Kory Mathewson (PhD candidate at the University of Alberta)


Schedule

Friday, September 2
6pm Registration
7pm Orientation and Project breakdowns
7:30pm Breakouts with experts
8:30pm Pitches and grouping
9pm Ribbon Cutting Robot & start
11pm Twitch tournament
Optional: stay overnight. If you plan to stay overnight, please let the organizers know where you’ll be working. We do not provide toiletries, linens, sleeping bags, etc.

Saturday, September 3
9am Registration
9:30am Team meetups
10am Robot yoga
11am Twitch Tournament
2pm Robot demos
6pm Project checkin and demonstration
Optional: stay overnight. If you plan to stay overnight, please let the organizers know where you’ll be working. We do not provide toiletries, linens, sleeping bags, etc.

Sunday, September 4
9am Registration
9:30am Team meetups
10am Robot Church
3pm load-out begins
4pm Assembly and presentation
5pm Twitch feed of games
6pm Closing ceremony and awards

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