The CS NEST Contest has a simple goal: i.e. to encourage creative software development. You can work on any project of your choosing (e.g. develop desktop, web, mobile software, or software for a robot) and enter it into the contest. You can even use the contest as a way of launching your own business, as some past NEST winners have done! The contest culminates with the Contest Day in April. On the Contest day participants present their projects to a panel: the winners walk away with thousands of dollars in prize money, and everyone walks away with an amazing experience in building something from scratch and seeing it all the way through - a skill that will serve you well in your career.
Here is the current schedule for NEST 2015-16:
Nov. 2, 2015 Kickoff
(tentative) 5:00 PM, 2310 Computer Science Building
This the official opening of the contest. Show up to form a team, swap ideas around, and to register for the contest! Or, just stop by Rm 4357 on any Monday between 10:30-11:30AM for more information or to ask questions about the contest.
Dec. 15, 2015 Team Registration Deadline
This is the deadline to register your team. Register your team here. Each team member must fill this form.
Feb 26, 2016
Short demo to Prof. Patel. Think of this as a dry run for the contest day, but early enough so that you have time to make changes.
Apr. 8, 2016: Contest Day!
The actual contest, with prizes!
In case you are curious about the name, NEST is a recursively defined as a NEST for Emerging Software Technologies.