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Software Design Competition: Design Judging & Implementation Kickoff

October 22, 2018

(Posted on 2018-10-22)

Test your skills at designing and implementing software.

What is SDC?

The Software Design Competition, or SDC for short, is like a hackathon in miniature. Students are tasked with designing a piece of software to solve a problem. They then create a concept and prototype a solution to fit the requirements of the problem.

How does it work?

The competition is spread over two weeks. During the first week, competitors ideate and design their concept. New this year, competitors can use the second week to implement a prototype of their idea.

The first event has already occurred, however you are still welcome to come for the implementation phase and/or judging.

Here is a link to the prompt if you want to come and compete in the implementation portion of the competition. Here is the grading rubric.

What do I need to participate?

Participation is absolutely free! All you need is a computer, some spunk, and a handful of good ideas.

Register for the event here. Registration ends 2018-10-20.

When is SDC?

10-15-18 Design week kickoff (now in the past) 10-22-18 Design judging and Implementation week kickoff
10-29-18 Final judging & wrap-up
6:00 - 8:30 PM for all dates

Where is SDC?

Bruininks Hall room 131A for all dates.


To be determined...