What is the CS Fair?
The CS Fair is a UVM event where Computer Science students (majors, minors or just taking a class) may submit and showcase their computer projects. The purpose of the CS Fair is to give students a chance to present their work to their peers and professionals in an open and exciting environment. A panel of judges critique the student work where the prize amounts are up to $300 with many opportunities to win. This year the CS Fair will take place in the Davis Center in the Grand Maple Ballroom.
The idea for the CS Fair was born in Robert Erickson's head while hanging out in the students' club room sometime in 2012. After asking several questions about why their projects were not working, Robert commented on what cool projects they were. Robert's mind chewed on the fact that it would be cool if other people besides this small group had a chance to see these awesome projects.
Robert said if he worked on creating a fair of some kind so they could demonstrate their projects to a larger audience, would they be interested? Everyone thought that would be great.
Shortly after meeting with the students, at a CS faculty meeting, then department chair Professor Maggie Epstein asked if someone would be interested in organizing a student project demonstration of some kind. Before she finished her sentence, Robert's hand was up. Maggie gave Robert the go ahead and approved all of his crazy ideas, thus the CS Fair was born!
December 6th 2019 1:10 PM to 4:20 PM
Davis Center, Grand Maple Ballroom, University of Vermont
- All Participants must have been enrolled in a Computer Science course at UVM or be an active CS or Data Science, Major or Minor during the 2019 calendar year (Jan to Dec).
- All Participants must be currently enrolled as a student in the semester the CS Fair is being held
- Group or individual projects are allowed.
- Course projects are allowed (the more unique they are from your classmates' the higher your chances of getting in and winning).
- Non course projects are highly encouraged (i.e., something you did on your own).
- You may enter more than one project but you cannot present more than one project in a time slot. It is your responsibility to confirm you have not been assigned to present more than one project at a time.
- Registration does not guarantee project will be accepted.
- Code should be original or clearly documented if code is not yours.
- All entries must be present at their booth. We will provide space on a table, but you need to provide a laptop (with a good battery power should be available) and/or other display (e.g., poster).
- You are eligible to win only one competitive prize, you may forfeit a lower prize.
- Prize amounts may be reduced when there are less than 15 projects in a category.
- Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited after one week after the fair.
- Monetary prizes will be in the form of UVM gift card. Gift cards will be ready for pick up the week after the fair from the CS deptartment office.
- UVM monetary prize policy and scholarship policy.
- All entries allow us to use photos for promotional material.
- All entries must be received by November 8, 2019 in order to receive a t-shirt. T-Shirts not picked up by December 3, 2019 are forfeited to a first come first serve.
- Violation of the rules will result in disqualification.
Prizes & Judging
Prizes are picked by a team of judges for each category. Student projects will be interspersed throughout the room but will be given a color code so a judge can easily identify which project to judge. The people's choice award goes to the projects with the most votes.
Prizes are picked each hour via a random number generator. A winner will be selected for each hour, you must be present to claim your prize.