Big Data Innovation Contest

Friday, May 10, 2013 jeffrey 0 Comments

Calling all college and post grad students. Do you have what it takes to analyze a problem and create solutions while working as a team? Join the 2013 Trend Micro Big Data Innovation Programming Contest. In this International competition, you need to create solutions/applications for Big Data to produce information that can be used to improve our daily life or increase a company's business value. The solutions will be evaluated based on Big Data's 4V characteristics: Volume, Variety, Velocity, Veracity. There will be two elimination rounds. First is the announcement of  the Top 10 solution proposal entries on the contest registration portal. From here, another elimination round will be held in which only the Top 2 teams from the country will face off with the Top 2 teams from Japan, China, and Taiwan. Prizes at stake are $8,000 + 5-day travel & accommodation to China or Japan (1st Place), $6,000 + 5-day travel & accommodation to China or Japan (2nd Place),or $5,000 (3rd Place), or $2,000 per team (4th-8th Place).
 

Contest Requirements:
  • Open to all actively enrolled college/MA/MS/PhD students from any course/major within the country
    • All students at any level enrolled in the current school year are eligible to join. During summer break, students may still join the contest provided they will be enrolling on the next semester of SY2013-2014
    • To validate eligibility, submission of school registration or enrollment form is required
  • A team with a minimum of two (2) members and a maximum of four (4) members
    • Can be composed of students from one school or from different schools. Each student can only join one team
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Log on to and register at bigdataPH.trendmicro.com
  2. Trend Micro will be releasing a problem statement via email to the registered teams. This email will also contain the submission proposal details and will be sent after the team registers
  3. Entry Guidelines: 
    • Create solutions/applications for Big Data to produce information that can be used to improve our daily life or increase a company's business value
    • Open or public data
    • Trend Micro's Smart Protection Network data (virus infection or email honeypot)
    • If a team's solution proposal has been entered in other competitions prior to this one, the team must add enhancements in their Trend Micro submission and specify this in their submission
  4. The solutions will be evaluated based on Big Data's 4V characteristics: Volume, Variety, Velocity, Veracity
  5. Trend Micro will announce the Top 10 solution proposal entries on the contest registration portal. From here, another elimination round will be held in which only the Top 2 teams from the country will face off with the Top 2 teams from Japan, China, and Taiwan
  6. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period:  Contest Schedule:
  • March 10, 2013
    • Contest registration portal will be opened
    • After registration, the problem statement together with other submission details (proposal document format, email address where proposal will be submitted, etc.) will be sent to the teams via email to their nominated email addresses
  • May 12, 2013
    • Deadline of team registration
  • June 2, 2013
    • Deadline of submission of solution proposal document. Only one (1) proposal will be accepted per registered team
  • June 5, 2013
    • Announcement of the shortlisted teams
    • Each team will be assigned with a dedicated coach from Trend Micro to improve their solution proposal
    • The teams must also start preparing a working demonstration of their program. They must regularly consult with their Trend Micro coach
  • June 23, 2013
    • Deadline of submission of solution proposal documents for shortlisted teams
  • July 8, 2013
    • ELIMINATION ROUND (Philippines)
      • Trend Micro will announce the Top 10 solution proposal entries on the contest registration portal. Each of the chosen teams will also be notified via the email address and the telephone number they will indicate in their registration forms
  • July 9-25, 2013(2.5 weeks)
    • During this period, the Top 10 teams can consult with their Trend Micro coaches on how they can improve their solution proposals
    • The teams must start preparing for their solution presentation, which should include both their program demonstration and the contents of their solution proposal document
  • July 26, 2013
    • 2nd ELIMINATION ROUND (Philippines)
      • Competing teams will present their solution proposal in front of a panel of local judges at the Trend Micro office in Ortigas, Pasig City, Philippines. Their presentation must include the contents and demonstration of their solution proposal document
      • The judges will pick the two (2) best solution proposals as winners from the Philippines on the same day. They will compete in the Final Round in Taiwan
  • July 29-August 19, 2013(3 weeks)
    • During this period, the top two (2) teams can consult with their respective Trend Micro coaches on how they can improve their document and demonstration for the final round
  • August 20, 2013
    • FINAL ROUND (Taiwan)
      • The top two (2) teams from the Philippines will be presenting their solution proposal in front of a panel of international judges. They will be competing with the top 2 teams from China, Japan, and Taiwan
      • The contest winners will be announced and awarded on the same day
Contest Prize: 
  • Final Round
    • 1st place - $8,000 + 5-day travel & accommodation to China OR Japan
    • 2nd place – $6,000 + 5-day travel & accommodation to China OR Japan
    • 3rd place – $5,000
    • 4th-8th place – USD 2000 per team
  • 2nd Elimination Round
    • 1st & 2nd place – $600 per team+ 3-day travel & accommodation in Taipei
    • 3rd-10th place – $300 per team
Upside
  • Online submission
  • Team effort
  • CASH prize
  • All travel-related expenses (i.e. visa, air fare, travel with medical insurance, accommodation, and meals) for the Final Round will be shouldered by Trend Micro
Downside
  • International competition
  • The travel and accommodation prize for the Final Round winners are not transferrable and not convertible to cash
For more info, log on to bigdataph.trendmicro.com