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Splashdown 2013 is over!  Join us again this year for Splashdown 2014 on 22 Aug 2014 from 18:00-21:00 !

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Event Schedule

17:30-18:00 RegistrationJust outside of SR1.  You must register and pick up your Voter ID.Opening announcements on voting, registration.
18:00-18:40 Poster Session 1Team to Poster Location Mapping

1 RocketFuel / 2 TheTwoOfUs / 3 sgs / 4 Jungo / 5 TortiseNpenguin
6 SAM / 7 Turing / 8 Makkalz / 9 Minth / 10 FuzzyMox
11 Aliens / 12 Snowballs / 13 WhySoSerious / 14 MilkTea / 15 The 2 Nobodies
16 x_unchained / 17 *Polar Bear* / 18 OneShot / 19 CodeRackers / 20 anonymous
21 Helloworld / 22 Machan / 23 Earful / 24 PsyTech / 25 L Squared
26 Brogrammers / 27 Cultura / 28 Army of Two / 29 T.C-mong / 30 Flying Space Monkeys
31 Angry Wheat / 32 Major oobage / 33 Fantasy
18:40-19:20 Oral Session 11. Welcome to Splashdown2. PyCon.SG debrief
19:20-20:00 Poster Session 2Team to Poster Location Mapping

1 eSummer / 2 Team Lupus / 3 Mushmallow Wuffles / 4 Teehee / 5 Fabulous
6 Pioneer / 7 Left It Blank / 8 jaggernauts / 9 Rocket / 10 TorchLight
11 devilhacker / 12 Grand Nexus / 13 ALIS / 14 CodeCasters / 15 Angry Potato
16 Orbigood / 17 Untitled / 18 Considered Harmful / 19 BaD / 20 Bibimbox
21 star / 22 Illustrator / 23 Owl / 24 Obito / 25 No Q 
26 G&B / 27 JS / 28 4/4/02 / 29 TEAM HAXOR / 30 Aquarius
31 PokeBot / 32 People-Finder / 33 DAT
20:00-20:20 Invited Talks Session 21. Talks by Mentors
20:20-21:00 Awards Ceremony1. Vostok Awards
2. Project Gemini Awards
3. Apollo 11 Awards
4. Best Project Awards
5. Closing Remarks by Orbital Staff

SR1 Layout

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I figure out my project ID?
A: It’s your poster session (1 or 2), followed by your poster board’s location.  For example, DAT’s project ID is 233; Rocketfuel is 101.  Project IDs are three digits, with your poster board location’s number padded to two digits.

Q: What should the contents of the poster be about?
A: Great question! It’s up to you. Probably you want to differentiate your project from others, so if you are doing a Python/GAE project for example, most of the cohort will already be familiar with (some of) the technical aspects. You could discuss the motivation, testing, the documentation and libraries used.  If you have the application on a smartphone, laptop or tablet, you may also want to demo your working application (hiding the bugs, of course).

Remember that Google SG is giving away prizes to best project, where you (and us) have voting privileges to help determine the winners, so whatever you want to do to curry favor with your peers is a-ok (within NUS policy, of course). You’ll find that marketing is a very big key for technology acceptance in the real world, anyways.  You can check out similar poster sessions at the STePS events, done by your seniors:

http://wing.comp.nus.edu.sg/socProjectShowcase/20122013Sem2/pics.html
http://wing.comp.nus.edu.sg/socProjectShowcase/20122013Sem1/pics.html

for ideas on content.

Q: How large should our posters be?
A: Your poster should be A1 sized (841 x 594 mm)

Q: Should I mount my poster in portrait or landscape format?
A: Both are possible. The poster board mounts are 1x1m.

Q: What will the presentation stations for each project consist of?
A: We will be able to guarantee each project a side of a posterboard, large enough to mount an A1 sized poster on. Most projects will have to share a grey 1 m console table with another project, as space and the availability of console tables makes them limited resources. A power outlet will be available at some, but not all stations. Please come with any electronic devices (phone, laptop) charged if possible and be courteous and relinquish your power supply to other teams who need to recharge their depleted power. You can see a picture of some of the setups for a similar event last year here.

Q: When do we have to be there to set up?
A: Presenters in the first session can set up their posters as soon as you finish registering.    Presenters for the second session can set up during the first oral session.  Please take down your posters and clear your station after your poster session.  Note that you may have provide your own mounting tape and pins for the posterboard.  Please do dispose/recycle posters properly.

Q: Do we have to do on-site registration? If so, when should I do it?
A: You should come to the registration desk (near the entrance of SR1) during registration 17:30 to 18:00 to pick up your Voter ID for the evening. You’ll need to keep track of what 3 projects you think are the best to vote on, so that’s why you need your Voter ID. Members of your project team can take turns going to the other projects to grade and see what else is out there that’s cool and worth knowing about.

Q: When can we print our posters?
A: Anytime between now (6 Aug) and 19 August.  Be aware it takes time for the posters to print and that each team is only sponsored 1 A1 sized poster, to be printed at Technical Services in COM 1 Level 1 (if you need to re-print, you’ll have to pay on your own).  We strongly encourage you to print early, no later than the 16th, due to potential queues during the 19th.

Q: Is it possible to release the voter IDs in advance so as to include the ID into the poster design?
A: The voter IDs are what you use for voting for best projects. The project ID is the number that uniquely identifies your project number. They will be posted on the poster board itself so that everyone can identify projects uniformly, in the same manner.

However, if you wish to still repeat the project ID on your poster you’re welcomed to. The Splashdown page will soon list the project ID. Basically it corresponds to the position of the poster board where you’ll be presenting, prefixed by a ‘1’ or ‘2’ for which poster session you’ll be in (see earlier question and answer in FAQ).

Q: Must the contents on A1 poster be printed or can we draw/paste stuff on it?  Can we just take a blank piece of A1 paper from the technical services without printing?
A: Anything goes!  You can do whatever you want with your one piece of A1 quota (sponsored by Google!). Be creative! It’ll be attached to a poster board so it shouldn’t be too heavy or break the center of gravity with the poster on the other side (there’s another team presenting on the back).
If you want to just take a single sheet without printing, our advice is to buy your own sheet of A1 paper, so that if you want to print color things to paste to the sheet, you can still print a A1 sized paper to cut out/collage/etc. for later.

The A1 sized paper offer is for Splashdown only and will not be available to you (even if you don’t use it) after 19 August, Monday.  Theoretically you can use the A1 for anything you want if you don’t use it for Orbital (e.g., printing K-pop boy/girl band poster for your dorm room), but we’ll have to the accounts after 19 August, Monday, so print soon. Though tech services might be wondering how it’s related…

Q: Will our posters be vetted first before printing?
A: Thanks for your question! No, we do not intend to vet your posters. We trust that you will exercise prudence in printing content on your posters. They will be viewable by the general public — so please do not put anything controversial on the posters (profanity, personal information, etc.).  If in doubt, feel free to ask us directly via email.

Q: What prizes will be awarded during Splashdown?
A: Actually, you’ve already won the best prize of all — self-confidence and the ability to find and use technical information on the web to accomplish tasks.  But since you asked: Google has sponsored prizes for the top three teams.  Min has checked them out and they are ** n i c e **.  Up your game and work on your soft skills to best promote your project to your peers and to the invitees that will attend the Splashdown event.

 

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