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 2017-18:
September 29, 2017 Kickoff
5:00 PM, 2310 Computer Sciences 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 Wednesday between 9:30-10:30AM for more information or to ask questions about the contest.
This year we are working with gener8tor on NEST as part of the new gALPHA+CS program. So see the details on their website. Look for the gALPHA office hours and go to the office hours to find out more.
Feb 22, 2018
Short demo run by gALPHA. For details please visit the gALPHA office hours.
Apr. 6, 2017: Contest Day! Awards Ceremony is at 3PM in 1240 CS.
The actual contest, with prizes! You can find a detailed schedule here.
In case you are curious about the name, NEST is a recursively defined as a NEST for Emerging Software Technologies.