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SOLUTIONS WEEK

Solutions Week is an event that encourages everyone to develop a solution using technologies that Google currently provides. It is also an event in preparation of the annual Solutions Challenge of Google Developer Student Clubs which gives the participants the opportunity to solve a problem that must align to at least one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Participants will be asked to submit a 2-minute video that will speak about their solution. Their video entry will be rated by the judges. From there, the top chosen teams will be chosen to proceed to the Pitch Up.

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It is composed of online technical workshops and webinars, where students can exercise the skills they learned, enable there innovative and creative minds coming up with creative-technological digital solutions to a given UN 17 SDG through the use of google technology.

Experts from different technological fields will share their expertise, provide insights and impart sufficient technical knowledge.

EVENT TIMELINE

Day 1

February 8, 2021
Facebook Live Streaming at DSC USTP Page

DSC USTP: SOLUTIONS WEEK OPENING

10:00 AM
This live streaming event will welcome all participants. Welcoming messages will be given by an eminent university official, a Google representative, and a cum laude alumnus of USTP who is now working in the field of technology. Additionally, a summary of what is going to happen for the following days will be announced.

WARM UP: WEBINAR / WORKSHOP

1:30 PM
Participants of the event must be equipped with the knowledge they need in order to fully maximize their potential in creating technology solutions to solve problems in line with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

Day 2

February 9, 2021

WARM UP: WEBINAR / WORKSHOP

1:30 PM
Participants of the event must be equipped with the knowledge they need in order to fully maximize their potential in creating technology solutions to solve problems in line with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations.

Day 3

February 10, 2021

START UP: OPENING

10:00 AM
In this event, the participating teams will be briefed on what they will be doing for the next two days. This includes the reintroduction of the 17 SDGs and who the mentor of each team is. The teams will have a meet-and-greet session with their mentors. This will be a great opportunity for everyone to start things the right way.

START UP: MENTORING

11:00 AM ONWARDS...
Mentors serve a big purpose in the success of the participants in the coming pitching competition. In this duration, participants (with the help of their mentors) will be given a day and a half to ideate, build, and finalize their solution in line with their chosen SDG. The teams are also required to create a video about their solution.

Day 4

February 11, 2021

START UP: SUBMISSION

7:00 PM
At exactly 7:00 in the evening, the submission of entry videos from the participants will be closed. Late submissions will not be accepted. The elimination of teams will then take place as the judges of the event will rate the video output. Only the top teams will make it to the Pitch Up.

Day 5

February 12, 2021

PITCH UP: SOLUTION-PROJECT PITCHING

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
The top teams will be given 5 minutes to pitch their solution and another 10 minutes for the judges to ask questions. The winners of the entire Challenge will be announced the next day.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. This competition is open to all enrolled USTP college students (including the satellite campuses of USTP). 
  2. Participants should not be a college graduate.
  3. Participant can have at least one member and at most form a team of FOUR. Participants need not from the same campus and/or college program.
  4. The following roles should be observed in the team/groupings:
    1. At least one developer
    2. At least one designer
    3. At least one pitcher
    4. At least one researcher
    5. There should be a team leader among the four members of the team.
  5. Please note that the following are important especially on the competition proper of the event:
    1. Most recent school ID (for pre/registration)
    2. A stable internet connection
    3. A recording software or camera (for video presentations)
    4. Software for the hands-on activities during the Webinar portion. Team leaders will be notified and instructed on what software or IDE must be installed before the Webinar proper.
    5. Discord and Facebook account
  6. By filling up the registration form, you are accepting the event’s rules and regulations.
  7. Falsifying information regarding eligibility will result in the immediate disqualification of the entire team.

Criteria

Elimination Video Criteria

Weight Description
20 Innovation
20 Presentation
30 Sustainability
30 Relevance (to the 17 SDGs)

Solution Challenge Criteria - Final Pitch

Weight Description
IMPACT [60 points]
10 Does the entry establish a clear challenge focused on one or more of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals? Is it explained in a clear manner with specific Sustainable Development Goal targets they are looking to solve for?
20 How effectively does the solution address the challenge identified by the team?
10 Is there evidence of a next step? Does the team display a plan for future extension if they were to continue?
10 Is there evidence that the solution has been thoroughly tested with real users?
10 Is there evidence that the solution was iterated upon based on user feedback?
TECHNOLOGY [40 points]
10 Does the solution implement all the technical components needed to solve the challenge?
10 Has the team clearly explained what Google technology they used, why, and included guidance on how to run their code?
10 Does the video demonstration show the working solution and how a user will interact with the solution?
Does the demonstration highlight how Google's technologies are implemented and also mention the value the technology provides the users?
10 Has the team made effective product and technical decisions for their solution?

Prizes

All participants will receive the following provided that the team shall join all the online workshops and webinars (6 Webinars) and the mentoring session and that their team submitted their video presentation:

Champion

Certificate of Recognition (each member)


₱1,500 E-Voucher from JenTech - Electrical and Industrial Supplies Trading


₱400 E-voucher Load from Sunlife


Four (4) ₱200 Streetby Vouchers from Innovuze


Four (4) Innovuze Gift Packs

1st Runner Up

Certificate of Recognition (each member)


₱1,000 E-Voucher from JenTech - Electrical and Industrial Supplies Trading


₱400 E-voucher Load from Sunlife


Four (4) ₱200 Streetby Vouchers from Innovuze


1 String Bag and a Package from Sunlife


Three (3) Innovuze Gift Packs

2nd Runner Up

Certificate of Recognition (each member)


₱500 E-Voucher from JenTech - Electrical and Industrial Supplies Trading


₱400 E-voucher Load from Sunlife


Four (4) ₱200 Streetby Vouchers from Innovuze


1 Package from Sunlife


Three (3) Innovuze Gift Packs

Top 10 Finalists

The top 10 finalists will receive a Certificate of Recognition

Best Photo and Caption of the Day

He/She will receive voucher from Streetby courtesy of:

All Participants

Repl.it $21 3-month Hacker Plan Subscription (each MEMBER/PARTICIPANT)


Additional 1 month Access for QWIKLABS (During Firebase Webinar)


Certificate of Participation (each TEAM)


First 4 teams who will finish the QWIKLABS (Firebase) will have a special package from:

SPEAKERS

Francis Alturas
UI/UX DESIGNING

Experience

Co-Founder, Chief Design Officer at Abstract Digital

Joshua de Guzman
MOBILE DEV USING FLUTTER

Experience

Software Engineer at Better Financial Corporation NY, USA

Dylan Koei Chavez
MACHINE LEARNING

Experience

Python and Backend Developer at Nexus Bond

Engr. Lloyd Jhon Estampa, MSECE
DESIGN THINKING

Experience

CITL Program Head

Dr. Amparo Vendua-Dinagsao
PROJECT PITCHING

Experience

Director, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning

Shad Roi de la Cruz
HOW TECHNOLOGY CHANGES THE WORLD

Experience

Developer Relations at Google

Geoff Diaz
FIREBASE IN ACTION

Experience

Web/Mobile Software Developer at TRR Technologies

MENTORS

SPONSORS

LET'S GET CONNECTED!

Facebook

All Registered participants are obliged to join the Solutions Week Facebook group. All announcements and updates regarding the event will be posted on the page, and so participants must consider this as one of their main sources of information.

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Discord

Registered Participants are obliged to join the Solutions Week discord community provided after filling in the online registration form. In this community, there will be a channel where both participants and sponsors could communicate. Dedicated channels for each team together with their assigned mentors have also been created in the community.

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FAQs

This competition is open to all enrolled USTP college students (including the satellite campuses of USTP).


To register for the event, only one representative per team should fill in their information on the Google form provided in this link: http://bit.do/DSCUSTPSolutionsWeek. There should be 4 members per team with these roles.
  • At least one developer.
  • At least one designer.
  • At least one pitcher.
  • At least one researcher.
There should be a team leader among the four members of the team.

Yes, it is FREE. Simply register your team in the given Google form link.


Yes, the members can be from different campuses.


Yes, you should be able to use at least 1 Google product/technology.

Use of one or more Google products or platforms including, but not limited to:

  • Android
  • Google Cloud - utilizes GCP to provide scalability
    • Serverless functions
    • Kubernetes
    • ML Services
    • Data engineering
  • Firebase
  • Tensorflow
  • Progressive Web Apps
  • Flutter
  • Assistant / Actions on Google
  • Other Google products or platforms

Yes, there is an online community. Links will be emailed to all registered participants.


Based on the team composition, there should be at least 1 member, who are capable of developing software, thus have prior knowledge to coding/programming.


You may use English or Filipino provided that you use only ONE of either.


The Terms and Conditions state “LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON,” so each student can only be a part of one submission.