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About AWS DeepRacer Women's
League - India 2021

The AWS DeepRacer Women’s League in India will help foster community learning and help with the early adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology for a more diverse workforce of the future. The initiative aims to bring together women students to learn collaboratively and get hands on with machine learning through a cloud-based virtual racing simulator. During the course of the competition, participants get the opportunity to build their ML models and compete on tracks virtually while diving deep into advanced reinforcement learning and upskilling with ML.

Discovering ML

Join our enablement sessions to learn about ML and get started with AWS DeepRacer.

Experiment and Participate

Put your creativity and newly acquired skills to the test to create models and submit them to race.

Win prizes

Fasten your seat belts, go full throttle and go back home with exciting prizes and some cool swag.

Journey through the league

1. Enablement Session 8th & 9th April

  • Get acquainted with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Get started with AWS DeepRacer
  • Learn the basics of machine learning

3. National Community Race 16th April

  • Build models to race through
  • advanced difficulty level
  • Be in the top 15 to reach
    the Grand Finale

5. Grand Finale – Virtual LIVE Race 21st April, 12:00-2:00PM IST 21st April, 12:00-2:00PM IST

  • Submit your models
  • Hit the virtual tracks
  • Be among the first three winners and get prizes

2. Regional Community Race 12th April

  • Build and train your model
  • Submit it for the Regional Community Race
  • Be in the top 200 to reach the National Community Race

4. Finale Readiness 19th April

  • The top 15 racers will join the advanced technical session to gear up for the Grand Finale
  • Learn the tricks and engage in a live Q&A

eligibility

  • Open to women who are at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled with an academic institution in India.

Prizes*

Top 3 winners

1 st Prize:

Amazon voucher worth
INR 100,000
Amazon device
Spot in the International
AWS DeepRacer League

Top 15

Amazon voucher worth
INR 5,000

2 nd Prize:

Amazon voucher worth
INR 75,000
Amazon device

Top 100

Amazon-branded
merchandise

3 rd Prize:

Amazon voucher worth
INR 50,000
Amazon device

All participants

Participation certificate

Top 15

Amazon voucher worth
INR 5,000

Top 100

Amazon-branded
merchandise

All participants (Regional Level)

Participation certificate

*AISPL may deduct or withhold any taxes that AISPL may be legally obligated to deduct or withhold from the value of prizes given.*

FAQs

The competition will be held virtually.

You have to participate individually in this competition.

The evaluation criteria shall be different for each round. It will depend on various factors like, ranking method, number of laps required for a model to pass evaluation, off-track penalty, etc. The details of the same shall be shared in the invitation to race with the eligible participants.

Yes, please refer to the terms and condition here.

Once the registrations are closed, you will receive an invitation to participate in the enablement session and regional race, if you qualify.

For your technical queries, you can attend the enablement sessions scheduled as a part of this event. For general queries, please join the community slack channel here.

The event is currently restricted only to students from Indian academic institutions.

No, there is no limit to the number of candidates who can participate from an institution.

There is no video available currently for this event. However, you will get a step-by-step communication through emails to get you started with the event. Meanwhile, you can check the AWS DeepRacer league 2021 video here.

You will learn the basics of reinforcement learning which is an area of machine learning, and in the process will also understand more about how artificial intelligence works as you complete the ‘Machine Learning Scientist’ career pathway on AWS Educate.

Yes, you can still participate. You will receive the invitation to attend enablement session to learn the basics of machine learning with us. Until then, kindly complete the ‘Machine Learning Scientist’ career pathway on AWS Educate to get started. You can also refer to Get Started section of the website for self-service resources.

The last date to register for the event is 5 April, 2021.

There is no registration fee for the event.

While it is preferred to have an institution domain email id, it is not compulsory. Please fill the registration form on the event site. If you are not a member of the AWS Educate program, you will receive details to sign-up via email.

You should be minimum 18 years of age to participate in the event.

In case the registration link to join AWS Educate shows you any error, kindly contact us via the community slack channel. Once you have joined community slack Workspace, Join the channel ‘#womens-deepracer-league-2021.

Women students who are over 18 years of age and currently enrolled with an academic institution in India are eligible to participate. Having prior experience in machine learning may help, but it is not mandatory as long as the participant has inclination towards learning. The participants would have to register to AWS Educate and complete the ‘Machine Learning Scientist’ career pathway and AWS DeepRacer badge. We would recommend that participants attend the enablement session to get started with the service.

Yes, female students who are registered in an academic institution in India are eligible to participate in the event.

No, you do not need to download any additional software to participate in the event. The candidates are expected to have a computer or laptop with minimum internet speed of Two Mbps along with the latest version of the standard browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome etc., to take part in this competition.

No, there won’t be any coding test to shortlist candidates to participate in the competition. However, you would need to complete the ‘Machine Learning Scientist’ career pathway and AWS DeepRacer badge on AWS Educate.

Yes, as a prerequisite to the event you would have to complete the ‘Machine Learning Scientist’ career pathway and AWS DeepRacer badge on AWS Educate.

Considering that you will move up to the Grand Finale round, we recommend that you attend two enablement sessions and dedicate roughly Two hours to train/evaluate each model. You can then work on refining the models in an iterative fashion as long as the race is open.

AWS Educate is a global AWS program that provides a robust set of self-paced online learning content, resources, and AWS Promotional Credit for students, and educators enabling participants to acquire the later cloud computing skills. For students the program offers a self-paced, no-cost curriculum with materials designed to accelerate cloud-related learning endeavors. It also provides a job board for employment opportunities for students 18 and over. For educators, AWS Educate offers a robust portal filled with tools and content that enables teachers to better integrate cloud technology into their curriculum. Website: www.awseducate.com

AWS Academy provides higher education institutions with a no-cost, ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum that prepares students to pursue industry-recognized certifications and in-demand cloud jobs. Our curriculum helps educators stay at the forefront of AWS Cloud Innovation so that they can equip students with the skills they need to get hired in one of the fastest-growing industries.

Yes, you can still register for the event. Please fill the registration form on the event site. If you are not a member of the AWS Educate program, you will receive details to sign up via email.

To participate in the event, please fill the registration form on the event site. If you are an existing member of AWS Educate, you will receive an email containing subsequent details to the event.

Click “Login to AWS Educate”, Next, click “forgot password?”, Enter the email address you used to sign-up for AWS Educate. You will receive an email prompting you to reset your password. If you are still having trouble, please contact us by following the instructions at the AWS Educate Contact Page.

Send an email with AWS DeepRacer League – India 2021‘ as the subject line, using your email registered on AWS Educate. Send the email to apj-educate@amazon.com

Yes, you can participate in the event. However, please note that once you to register for the event, you will receive a sign-up link to register on AWS Educate as a student. Kindly follow the sign-up process to create a student account on AWS Educate and complete the ‘Machine Learning Scientist’ career pathway and AWS DeepRacer badge on AWS Educate.

There are prizes for participants at various levels. Kindly refer to the complete prize structure here.

Yes, all the participants of the regional races will get digital participation certificates.

Yes, the Grand Finale (Final Race) will be Live Streamed on AWS Twitch Channel on 21st April 12:00-2:00PM IST.

There is no plan to keep this competition annual at the moment.

The prizes will be announced post the event. Winners will be listed on the event website.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this event is completely virtual for the safety of our participants. Please note that the winners will be showcased on the Live stream of the Grand Finale of this event.

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