8 months ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and our community has voted! Go to the AWS DeepLens Challenge 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.


8 months ago

Repository Files

Hi DeepLens submitters!

The deadline is almost here (tomorrow, February 14th at 5pm EST).

If you used a default model provided with the DeepLens, no additional model files are necessary.

If you used a custom model, your repository must include model files, such as:

1. MXNet: .json and .param

2. Caffe: .prototxt and .bin

3. TensorFlow: .index and .data

4. Optimized model: .xml and .bin 

 

Don't forget to provide access to your repository and your demo video. Best of luck!

Questions?

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


8 months ago

Final call: Submissions close soon (2/14)!

Just a final shout-out that you have three days left in the AWS DeepLens Challenge. Submissions are due Wednesday, February 14 before 5pm 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.


8 months ago

Do you have 10 minutes?

Hello Participants,

You are 10 minutes away from helping your AWS DeepLens submission move forward. Check out these self-guided tutorials and don't forget to submit early!

1: Configure Your New AWS DeepLens

2: Create and Deploy a Project with AWS DeepLens

3: Extend a Project with AWS DeepLens

4: Build an AWS DeepLens Project with Amazon SageMaker 

Submission reminders - Don't forget:

  • Access to your code repository must be shared with Devpost and include the .json model definition, model parameter file, lambda function, gist log and Readme file
  • Your demo video must show your app working and include #AWSDeepLensChallenge on…

Read more


8 months ago

Reminder! Join us today for Slack Office Hours

Hello Participants,

You have less than a week to submit your projects! Do you have technical questions?  Friday, February 9th between 3pm-4pm EST the AWS DeepLens team will be available in the #OfficeHours room in the competition Slack channel to answer questions.

Can't make it? Post your questions in the #OfficeHours channel anytime before it starts and we will try to answer it during the hour.

 

Submission reminders - Don't forget:

  • Access to your code repository must be shared with Devpost and include the .json model definition, model parameter file, lambda function, gist log and Readme file
  • Your demo…

Read more


8 months ago

More Slack Office Hours! Friday 2/9 @ 3pm EST / 12pm PST

Only one week to go! Do you have technical questions?  Friday, February 9th between 3pm-4pm EST the AWS DeepLens team will be available in the #OfficeHours room in the competition Slack channel to answer questions.

Can't make it? Post your questions in the #OfficeHours channel anytime before it starts and we will try to answer it during the hour.

 

Submission reminders - Don't forget:

  • Access to your code repository must be shared with Devpost and include the .json model definition, model parameter file, lambda function, gist log and Readme file
  • Your demo video must show your app working and…

Read more


8 months ago

One week to go–the deadline is almost here!

Time’s almost up. There’s only one week left to submit your AWS DeepLens software to the AWS DeepLens Challenge. Submissions are due February 14 before 5pm 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.


9 months ago

AWS DeepLens Slack Office Hours Friday 2nd February @ 3pm EST / 12 noon PST

Hi Participants!

The AWS DeepLens team will be joining us in the AWS DeepLens Slack channel under #officehours on Friday 02/02 from 3pm – 4pm ET to answer your questions about building with your AWS DeepLens!

You can already start submitting your questions now in advance of the office hours in the #officehours room or attend in person on Friday for the live Q&A

If you haven't already, join the AWS DeepLens Slack channel. See you there!

P.S. If you can't join during the office hours, direct message stef-devpost with your questions and we'll ask for you.

Questions?

If…

Read more


9 months ago

Two weeks to go—submit early!

There are two weeks left to submit your AWS DeepLens software. Submissions are due February 14 before 5pm ET. 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.)

Submission checklist

Before the deadline passes, make sure you run through this list:

  • Are you submitting functioning software that runs on the AWS DeepLens device?
  • Have you created a submission video? Does your video clearly demonstrate how your software works? Is it no more than five minutes long? (…

Read more


9 months ago

Submit early! Every eligible submission wins a prize!

2 week count down - submit by February 14th, 2018 @ 5PM PST!

Dear Participants,

The countdown is on! It’s just two weeks till the submission deadline of on February 14th, 2018.   Don’t forget every eligible submission wins an exclusive custom skin for AWS DeepLens from skinit.com, not to mention the potential for cash prizes, and tickets to re: Invent 2018!  Check out all the prizes up for grabs here.

Here are some helpful tips & resources to get you started:

  1. Check out the 10-minute tutorials to help you get stared building with AWS DeepLens
  2. Understand the eligibility rules

Read more


9 months ago

You’re 10 minutes away from your first AWS DeepLens project

Deploy and Extend a Project in 10 Minutes

Now is the time to dive-in and start building with your AWS DeepLens! We’ve got you covered with two new tutorials to help you create and deploy a model and take your skills (and your model) to the next level by extending the functionality. 

P.S. Once you’re up and running don’t forget you could win up to $7,500 in cash for your projects in the AWS DeepLens Challenge*. You gotta be in it to win it! 

Questions?

Check…

Read more


9 months ago

Three weeks to go—start your submission now!

There are three weeks left in the AWS DeepLens Challenge. Save yourself some deadline-induced stress by getting your submission ready early. Submissions are due February 14 before 5pm ET. 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, read the official rules and follow the quick-start guide.

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.


9 months ago

Configure Your AWS DeepLens

Get set up in just 10 minutes!

If you haven’t already set up your new AWS DeepLens, no worries, help is at hand to make this easier for you.

We’ve created a step-by-step 10-Minute Tutorial that will help guide you through the set-up of your AWS DeepLens. In this tutorial, you will register your device, execute the device certification, and complete the configuration, so you are ready to deploy your first machine learning model.

Questions?

Check out the AWS DeepLens FAQs or AWS DeepLens Developer Forum.

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

Read more


9 months ago

Deadline extension + new countries eligible!

Good news! The submission deadline is extended to February 14, 2018 at 5pm ET.

Even better news! The competition is now open to international developers who received a DeepLens device and reside in any of the eligible countries. (See the rules for specifics.)

Questions?

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


10 months ago

AWS DeepLens Extensions: Build Your Own Project

Hello Participants,

AWS DeepLens provides a great opportunity to learn new technologies, such as deep learning and Internet of Things (IoT), as well as to build innovative systems that can solve real-world problems.

Our very own, Guy Ernest, wrote AWS DeepLens Extensions: Build Your Own Project that will help with the following:

  • Train a deep learning model (using Amazon SageMaker)
  • Optimize the trained model to run on the AWS DeepLens edge device
  • Develop an AWS Lambda function to load the model and use to run inference on the video stream
  • Deploy the AWS Lambda function to the AWS DeepLens…

Read more


10 months ago

Update to submission deadline & eligibility

Dear Participants,

We have extended the submission deadline to February 14, 2018 and opened the challenge to participants outside of the USA. Please review the rules to understand your eligibility.

Happy New Year!

Questions?

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


10 months ago

Get Hands-On Experience with Deep Learning With Our New Video Camera

Hello Participants,

Our very own, Jeff Barr, wrote a great blog about AWS DeepLens. If you're starting out, stuck, or would like more details about what DeepLens is, this is a great place to start.

Get Hands-On Experience with Deep Learning with Our New Video Camera by Jeff Barr

Wishing you all a great holiday season! And we can't wait to see what you will create with DeepLens!

Questions?

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


10 months ago

One month left—start your submission

There’s one month remaining in the AWS DeepLens Challenge! Submissions are due January 24 before 5pm ET.

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

Don’t forget:…

Read more


10 months ago

In case you missed it...

...introducing AWS DeepLens!

Hello Participants,

We are so excited to finally share the news about AWS DeepLens! In case you missed the opportunity to see Andy's keynote at re: Invent 2017, we thought you would appreciate some highlights.

Keynote announcement of AWS DeepLens

Keynote demo of AWS DeepLens

Looking forward to your submissions!

Questions?

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


11 months ago

Getting Started

Thanks for joining the AWS DeepLens Challenge! You're officially registered and will receive updates throughout the competition.
 
Pro tip: Build your project as soon as possible. Submissions are due February 14th, 2018 at 5pm ET.
 
Plan your attack. Visit the Resources page for documentation and resources.
Join the conversation. Join the AWS DeepLens Slack channel.
Get a head start. Fill out the basic fields on the application form and familiarize yourself with the submission requirements. This will give you an idea of what you’ll need to prepare.
 
Remember: You can edit your submission as many times as you…

Read more