This is a strawperson proposal! I am looking for community feedback.
What do you all think about having a course project competition for Course 3 of the TinyML edX series?
What if we had a competition for the most creative and/or impactful course project, something that builds on top of the examples we have already given so that people don’t have to start. Folks are encouraged to create any project of their liking in the context of the sensors that they already have access to on the TinyML course kit.
The structure for the competition could be as follows:
- Describe the problem you are trying to solve using TinyML
- Capture a working demo of the project / prototype on YouTube
- Give link to the GitHub repository under Apache 2.0 license so that others can work and contribute
- First prize: $1,000
- Second prize: $500
- Third prize: $250
I don’t have a sponsor for this, but am happy to support this cause out of pocket to help foster learning and hands-on creativity. The best projects could also be featured on something like the TensorFlow blog, etc. I believe anything that helps people gain exposure in this budding field has the potential to impact careers.
Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions, criticisms?
I’m always open for candid feedback