As part of the SWUFE-CDAR annual conference, the Chengdu 80 competition will provide opportunities for students to interact with leading academics in finance and technology, and the government, but also to sharpen problem-solving and programming skills and demonstrate teamwork. The contest also provides a platform for industry and academia to encourage and focus public attention on the next generation of finance and computing professionals as they pursue excellence.
The contest is a FinTech Design and Development Competition among teams of students representing institutions of higher education which utilizing open source technology. Teams are required to make a working prototype with the purpose of solving a given problem within an 80-hour development session, and then to present their work for judging in a presentation session.
Chengdu 80 is organized by SWUFE, CDAR and the Chengdu Financial Holding Group. The organizers set the policy and general rules for the conduct of the contest. The organizers are solely responsible for interpreting the rules and for ruling on unforeseen situations.
SITE & DATES(UTC+8)
Competition Platform Test: Please pay attention to further notice before the competition.
Development Session: 2:00PM 10/26- 10:00PM 10/29
Video Uploading: before 00:00AM 10/30 - 11:59PM 10/30
Video Filing: 10/31
Evaluation Session: 11/01
Each participating team will consist of up to 6 student contestants from a single academic institution, led by a faculty member or postdoctoral scholar as an advisor. The team must include members of both genders and a mix of undergraduate and graduate students. There is no skills requirement for team members.
The advisor can contribute ideas but may not contribute to the actual development activity during the contest. The advisor must certify the eligibility of contestants and be the official point-of-contact for the team before and during contest activities.
An eligible student must be registered as a qualified student (full-time student, part-time student, co-op student, exchange student, student serving internship, or extramural student) at the participating institution and be willing and able to compete in Chengdu 80. A student may compete for only one institution during a contest year.
The competition prizes will be divided into three categories, each team will be awarded accordingly by the judges using a set of criteria in the presentation session. The innovator prize will be awarded to five teams with 5000 RMB each, the pioneer prize will be awarded to two teams with 30000 RMB each, and the trailblazer prize will be awarded to one team with 40000 RMB. In addition, teams awarded the trailblazer and pioneer prizes will be invited to Southwestern University of Finance and Economics after the pandemic. Each team will be provided with hotel accommodations, flights (economy class) and local transportation.
CONDUCT OF THE CONTEST
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chengdu 80 competition will be held online this year. Participants will utilize the provided Servers and computer terminals to develop and implement the competition project. At the end of the development session, they need to make a video for displaying their projects. Video format is limited to mp4, AVI, mov, rmvb, rm. Each team should complete the mission independently during the time of competition and submit their projects before relative deadline.
At the end of the development session, all team need to upload the results of the competition (including PPT, source code, and display video) on the Amazon competition platform within the specified time of the competition. The PPT and source code need to be uploaded to the platform before development session, and the deadline for uploading the display video will be slightly delayed. Please reserve time in advance to upload the files. The Schedule will show more details. If the participating team encounters unexpected problems during the upload of results, please contact the organizer of the competition in time.
In random order, the conference will play the 15-minute project presentation video of each team. After all presentations, a judge team consisting of the professionals from both academia and industry will evaluate the projects. Winners will be announced at the end. Further details of the competition and system configuration will be shared with registered teams.
The competition products must be completed independently by the teams, and it is not allowed to use any third-party assistance. The competition products must have certain practical value and no computer virus. The competition teams shall have the full intellectual right of the work when submitting the work and shall not have any infringement and comply with the relevant laws and regulations. Once found, it will be immediately disqualified and bear the corresponding responsibility.
SCORING OF THE CONTEST
In the presentation session, all teams’ projects will be evaluated by a panel of judges across a set of criteria including presentation delivery, feature richness, system architecture, user experience, design, and analytics. The judges are responsible for determining the score of submitted prototypes and the winners of the contest. They are empowered to adjust for or adjudicate unforeseen events and conditions. Their decisions are final.
All teams will have equivalent computing equipment. A server will be provided for each team to implement and deploy the prototype. Participants need to upload the results of the competition (including PPT, source code, and display video) on the Amazon competition platform within the specified time of the competition. The PPT and source code need to be uploaded to the platform before development session, and the deadline for uploading the display video will be slightly delayed. Please reserve time in advance to upload the files. The Schedule will show more details. If the participating team encounters unexpected problems during the upload of results, please contact the organizer of the competition in time.
OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The organizers explicitly waive all rights to intellectual created by contestants in the contest. The division of intellectual property right among individual team members and the team’s institution will be governed by the policies of that institution.
开发环节： 2:00 PM 10/26- 10:00 PM 10/29
视频制作并上传：00:00 AM 10/30 - 11:59 PM 10/30