It's not the winning, it's the taking part that counts! At the Institute we broadly agree with that sentiment, however there is nothing quite like competitions and prizes to liven things up.
CW15 Main workshop
For the workshop part of CW15 there will be a prize for each member of the team which comes up with the best collaborative idea from the collaborative ideas sessions. During the lunch and afternoon coffee break on the 26 March 2015, participants will get a chance to vote on what idea they thought was best (the ideas will be posted on poster boards in the form of one A4 page and you will each get three sticky dots to vote for your favourite one, two or three). The idea with the most votes wins - if there is a tie, CW15 organisers will decide who wins. The winning team will each get £30 of Amazon vouchers but must be there in person to collect their prize at the closing session of the workshop on 26 March 2015.
For the hackday, we have some prizes that are themselves great to hack.
Each member of the winning team (up to a maximum of 6 people) will be awarded an iPad mini with Retina display. There will also be a second place prize of Raspberry Pi 2 kits (again up to a maximum of 6 people in the team). Members of the CW15 organising group will view presentations and demos from each team that registered on the evening of the 26 March and choose what in their opinion is the best hack according to the judging criteria. The judges decision is final and participants must stay until 5pm on Friday 27 March 2015 to be eligible to receive prizes.
Current SSI Staff members are excluded from winning any of the prizes at CW15; so having them in your collaborative ideas group or hackday team is free effort!
Any questions about this - please contact us.