WHY MOVING HACKATHON
Self-driving technology has brought enormous possibilities to future transportation. Engineers, hackers, students, developers and other talents around the world are dedicating themselves to the development of self-driving technologies. But they found it hard to test their ideas and works in real world due to the high entry barrier of self-driving. The industry is currently reserved only for the big league, with heavy financial backing, which is pushing small players out at the very beginning of the game.
Testing and engineering are essential elements for technology development. The significance increases when it comes to self-driving, which puts safety and application in daily life at the first priority. When a self-driving engineer or hacker finishes their works and needs testing, the expensive hardware and high-maintenance engineering platform hinder the birth of the next possible big breakthrough in self-driving development.
Moving Hackathon provides car platforms equipped with computing abilities, sensors, drive-by-wire control and other hardware support, also closed urban roads to test and challenge for global self-driving engineers, who can stay focused on algorithms/software design, optimization and development without worrying about car/hardware to test. Moving Hackathon is a self-driving global meetup with two onsite participating categories: Full-sized Self-driving Car Onsite Challenge and DIY Robocars Donkey Car Challenge. With sparking spirit of engineering and technology innovation as the aim, Moving Hackathon is meant to facilitate the mutual growth and inspiration among self-driving startups, engineers, developers and enthusiasts worldwide.
As an engineer networking Meetup with beers, Moving Hackathon opens up for like-minded travelers on the road to mobility innovation and development: tackle the difficulties, mark the progress, explore the possibilities of self-driving technology, enjoy the fun of running coding/algorithms on real self-driving cars and more,
Moving Hackathon, challenging yourself to shape the scope and direction of future self-driving mobility.
WHAT’S IN THERE
• First-hand Experiences On Real Self-driving Cars
(Get your hands on real self-driving cars and verify your algorithms while the car driving by itself)
• Software Deployment
(Experience the full software stack based on the self-driving framework to finish the challenges)
• Introductory to Open Source Software Autoware
• Mentorship and Guidance
(Experienced hardware and software engineers at PIX to provide onsite mentorship and assistance)
• Igniting Engineering Spirit
(Challenge yourself and finish the meaningful adventure through collaboration)
• Global Engineer Meetup
(Meet with global self-driving engineers to network, connect, beer and make friends)
• Sharing and Spreading Insights
(Fireside chats and presentations to share opinions and spread thoughts)
• Hackathon Bonus: Udacity Courses
(Chance to get Udacity course and Onsite Self-driving Training for free)
Full-Sized Self-driving Car
DIY Robocars Donkey Car Challenge
Based on the application form and the supplementary technical form, final participants are selected to participate onsite Moving Hackathon that will be held during Big Data Expo in Guiyang. Bonus and rewards are offered. Hackathon rules can be found under each challenge category.
Apr 1 - Apr 20, 2019
Launching the official Moving Hackathon webpage with detailed information of different categories. Global participants fill in online application form on the website to apply for the Hackathon
Apr 22, 2019
Final Participants List
Announcing the final participants list based on the application form and Pre-Hackathon Selection material
May 22 - 26, 2019
· Full-Sized Self-driving Car Onsite Challenge
(Date: May 22-27, Location: Guizhou Science City)
· DIY Robocars Donkey Car Challenge
(Date: May 25-27, Location: Guizhou Science City)
Apr 20 - 22, 2019
The application form will be an important factor for selection. Besides that, certain applicants may receive a detailed technical form for the Pre-hackathon selection as supplementary material
Apr 23 - May 20, 2019
Selected participants optimize codes and warm-up remotely
May 27, 2019
Awarding and Closing Ceremony
Challenge results showcase and awarding ceremony for the Challenge winners
(Location: 2019 Big Data Expo Exhibition Center)
Full-sized Self-driving Car Onsite Challenge
Closed Urban Roads
Full-sized Self-driving Cars
Three Teams To Be Selected
Urban roads in Guizhou Science and Technology Industrial Park
Three global teams will be selected for the full-sized car onsite challenge
Teams build algorithms on vehicle platforms that are retrofitted by PIX team
Teams then finish driving skill challenge on designated roads to test the comprehensive ability of each team's algorithms and sensor solutions
Final scores are calculated based on single-mission performance and the total completion time of the Challenge
Pedestrian (Mannequin Model) Avoiding
Speedup and Slowdown on Road
Overtaking and Changing Lane
Construction Site Detour
Multiple Obstacles Bypass
Non-Motor Vehicle Avoiding
100 Meters Linear Acceleration
S-Bend Driving on “8”shaped Road
Passing Around Poles
DIY Robocars Donkey Car Challenge
10 Individuals Worldwide
Ten individuals will be selected globally for the onsite challenge
Participants use the donkey cars provided onsite by the Organizer to test and compete (or bring their own small-sized cars)
Run laps on the indoor tracks and each individual gets three runs. The fastest lap will be recorded
Participants with the shortest time records are the winners
About DIY Robocars
DIY Robocars (http://diyrobocars.com/) was founded by Chris Anderson in California in October 2016. The overall aim of DIY Robocars community is to make and race pro-level autonomous cars on a budget, for people who want to make and race DIY autonomous cars of any size, from tiny 16th scale to full-size, including go-karts.
Moving Hackathon second category is a local event companion to DIY Robocars, an opportunity to hack, compete, and show and tell. Donkey Car (http://www.donkeycar.com/), an open source DIY self driving platform for small scale cars, are used as standard challenge car for DIY Robocars Donkey Car Challenge of Moving Hackathon.
Equipment and Hardware
Large CNC Machining Equipment
Desktop Precision Equipment
Plasma Cutting Machine
CNC Tube Bending Machine
Robotic Metal 3D Printing
Three Self-driving Vehicles (Equipped with drive-by-wire capabilities)
Ten Donkey Cars (1/10 scale car powered by Raspberry Pi)
GPU Onboard Computer
APPLY FOR MOVING HACKATHON
China International Big Data Industry Expo 2019 Organizing Committee.
HanKaiSi Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., Guizhou,
The Online Education partner
The Lidar Partner
The Exclusive Cloud Computing Partner
The Industrial Camera Partner
The Computing Platform Partner
Some incredible moments from previous self-driving hackathons
BLOGS AND ARTICLES
Blogs and articles contributed by previous hackathon participants, who are continuously exploring and discussing in the self-driving community
The City We Based－Guiyang, China
Guiyang is a city for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Global vision is cultivated in Guiyang and new-emerging industries meet the most incentive policies here. As the Data Valley of China, Guiyang is the pioneering advocator of big data, blockchain, artificial intelligence and smart manufacturing. Apple, Intel, Qualcomm, Huawei, the top enterprises have chosen Guiyang as their data center, innovation base or chips production factory. If you’ve missed the opportunity to see the growth of Guangdong and Zhejiang 20 years ago, then Guiyang will be the fast-growing revolutionary city that you should definitely witness.
The cool and mild weather, delicious specialties, local minorities and beautiful sceneries, all bring special charms to this city, attracting people both home and abroad to come here for local exploration and inspiration sparking.
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