4 days ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and our community has voted! Go to the FireDrone.AI gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


9 days ago

Important Note for Evaluation Process

As part of our evaluation process, we are inviting you to execute direct runs on scenes 22 and 25. Scene 22 is a previously published scene. Scene 25 is a brand-new scene that was just published recently.

For more details about the way we evaluate direct runs, please read the discussions on the Slack channel.

Important!

Please keep in mind that we will consider only the first direct run you submit for each scene. In case you encounter any issues executing your direct run, please contact us.

The start reference time we are using is 9:00 PM PDT, Thursday, August…

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13 days ago

We are down to the wire! Two days left

You’re almost there!  There are two days left to submit your software to the FireDrone.AI hackathon.

The extended submission deadline is due August 7 before 11:45pm PDT. 

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. (We’ll walk you through our submission form process if you need help.)  And if you've just recently joined the hackathon, be sure to familiarize yourself with the official rules and review the requirements.

Submission checklist

Run through this list before you sit back from your project:

  • Have you built an app that uses Azure Machine Learning and/or Azure Cognitive services?
  • Does…

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17 days ago

5 days to go!

Hi FireDrone builders,

We sent out a post-deadline message yesterday by mistake.

Please note that we extended the deadline to August 7th at 11:45 PDT. We can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks!


17 days ago

Thanks for Taking Part!

Thank you for building such incredible submissions!

While you wait for the results, take a look at all of the outstanding projects in the gallery. Stay tuned for the winner announcement in a couple of weeks!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


18 days ago

Deadline Extension! August 7th

As we have seen an increase in activity over the past two weeks and quite a few new participants, we decided to extend the final deadline for submitting solutions to 11:45pm PDT Aug 07, 2019. 

Except for the deadline, there are no other changes. We encourage all participants to review the recently published details about scoring Direct Runs, available at https://github.com/solliancenet/firedrone-hack-starter/blob/master/direct-runs.md.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


19 days ago

Attention! Deadline approaching + Direct Run information

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NEW POST: In response to many of your questions, the FireDrone.AI team published a guide for Scoring in Direct Runs

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Don't Forget! This is the last day to finish up your project and submission video for the FireDrone.AI hackathon. Submissions are due tonight (July 31) before 11:45pm PDT. Find out what time that is in your city.

 

 

Final checklist - Did you:

  • Create and upload your demo video?
  • Provide access to your software for judging and testing, including a publicly available GitHub repository and any other deployment files and instructions needed?
  • Complete your submission…

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23 days ago

Last weekend to submit: Submissions close July 31!

Attention! The last weekend is approaching to finish up your project and submit it to the FireDrone.AI. Submissions are July 31 before 11:45pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


26 days ago

One week to go—the deadline is almost here!

Wow - we know you have you been working hard and the end is near! There’s only one week left to submit your software to the FireDrone.AI hackathon. Submissions are July 31 before 11:45pm PDT. Find out what time that is in your city.


Keep up the good work and don’t forget to get a head start on your submission!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


27 days ago

Test Your Model with New Scenes

As the deadline approaches, it's important to test your project to ensure it is ready for judging!

This week we've added three new scenes to the FireDrone API, each one bringing a unique set of challenges. You can use these scenes to test the abilities of your fire detection models.

The scenes include:

- Misleading Scene (22) - This is a beautiful sunset (also real). Unfortunately, it looks a lot like fire in the sky. Will test the ability of your model to identify context.

- Large Street Fire Scene (23) - A large street fire in a city. The

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about 1 month ago

Two weeks to go—submit early!

You’re almost there!  There are two weeks left to submit your software to the FireDrone.AI hackathon.

Submissions are due July 31 before 11:45pm PDT. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. (We’ll walk you through our submission form process if you need help.)  And if you've just recently joined the hackathon, be sure to familiarize yourself with the official rules and review the requirements.

Submission checklist

Run through this list before you sit back from your project:

  • Have you built an app that uses Azure Machine…

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about 1 month ago

Three weeks to go—start your submission now!

There are three weeks left in FireDrone.AI hackathon! Avoid feeling rushed by getting your submission ready early. Submissions are July 31 before 11:45pm PDT. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven’t already started a submission, you should do it now. And if you’re just getting started, be sure to familiarize yourself with the official rules and review the requirements .

You can also get the lowdown on how our submission form works right here.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


about 2 months ago

Four Weeks to Go: How to make your submission video great

There are just four weeks remaining in the FireDrone.AI Hackathon! Submissions are due July 31 before 11:45pm PDT.

Start your submission now

Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that your app meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. Remember: once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline. Need a primer on how the submission form works? Head over to our submission form tutorial.

Prepare your video

We know…

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about 2 months ago

Did you know?! Fun Hack Fact Friday

Did you know?!

In addition to the good Microsoft Azure AI is doing to promote urban fire detection capabilities, there is so much more it can do to make the world a better place!

Take a look at the four areas AI for Good is unlocking solutions to some of society’s biggest challenges:

  • Disaster response. It seems that no corner of the planet is immune to the devastating consequences of natural disasters, whether they be fires, drought or storms. Artificial intelligence and data modeling hold huge promise for forecasting and detecting early signs of coming disasters, and also can help…

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about 2 months ago

Get started with the simulation environment

We know you are working hard to get your project set up for success in the FireDrone.AI hackathon!  

Don't forget - your submission needs to function in the simulation environment in order to be eligible.

Be sure to check out the updated starter repo on Github containing detailed instructions on how to register for the virtual environment as well as how to use it.

As always, if you have any questions, you can reach out on the hackathon Slack workspace.

Happy building!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


2 months ago

Join Slack and connect with the Dev Community

Whether or not you have starting building your project, the FireDrone.AI Hackathon Slack Workspace is the perfect place to connect with other developers!

Not only can you bounce ideas off each other and ask other developers for technical help, but you can also use the Slack Workspace to ask Microsoft Azure representatives questions!

Looking for a team?  The #teams channel can help you connect with other developers who are potential teammates.  (You can also search the challenge Participants Page to message other participants)

Happy Building!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum

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