Put your model on track with UNDERGROUND AWS DeepRacer League 30.04.2020-08.05.2020 and race for prizes

AWS and their partners keep looking for a way to help you race. AWS’ Jon Myer has assembled a track in his basement to offer you a chance to load your model onto the car and compete against others. All this with support from Pinnacle Tech Partners. The races will be streamed live on Twitch.

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Train a Viable Model in 45 minutes for AWS DeepRacer Beginner Challenge Virtual Community Race 2020

AWS DeepRacer is an integrated learning system for users of all levels to learn and explore reinforcement learning and to experiment and build autonomous driving applications. This is the first AWS DeepRacer virtual community race dedicated for AWS DeepRacer beginners. This blog post serves to provide the essential comprehensive guides and resources to help the beginners to get started with this community race.

You will get the opportunity to learn and get hands-on with reinforcement learning, Python programming, AWS cloud services and more as you join and compete in the community race. To encourage more active participation from the new racers community, the top 50 racers in this community race will be rewarded with AWS credits. The winner will win $1,000 AWS credits. Refer here for more prize details. Terms and conditions apply.

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Challenge/Invitation: Race for a chance to try your models on a track (Lelystad, Netherlands)

An offer worth noting: easytocloud have prepared a track to train on at the Lelystad Airport and would like to offer you a chance to race on it. But.

You need to fight for it in a virtual race. For details on how to enter the competition visit the easytocloud blog. Hurry up, submissions end next week. See the announcement on LinkedIn.

The AWS Amsterdam Summit is taking place on the 8th of April 2020. Register here.

Invitation: AWS Innovate AI/ML Online Conference 19th Feb 2020 & DeepRacer Challenge February 2020

While the challenge is already taking place and some contestants have reached pretty spectacular results, I would like to invite you to still take part. You have time till the end of February and can win up to $1500 AWS Credits!

The Conference

Prepare for four hours of AWS Machine Learning talks of various length and difficulty. The conference will be presented in different time slots. It’s a bit complicated to explain and much easier to check on the conference page – scroll to “Conference Time” to see your local hours. Below you will see the agenda which involves both DeepRacer and DeepComposer. I’m sure DeepLens will pop up somewhere as well.

Talks will be mainly in English, but some tracks will be also in Korean, Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish and Portugese.

The Challenge

Go to the AWS Innovate Conference 2020 DeepRacer Challenge for the rules and to sign up. In short:

  1. Register for the conference (direct link to registration)
  2. Join the community race through the link supplied
  3. Get good time
  4. Win lots and lots of credits for top 3 times

Remember to provide the right email address when registering for the conference. This caused many people to miss out on the rewards last year.

AWS DeepRacer Community Log Analysis Challenge – Entries

It’s time for voting in the challenge (See the announcement). Two and a half weeks have brought us ten submissions in the AWS DeepRacer log analysis challenge. I think this is a lot. Many of the contestants submitted code to open source or public domain projects for the first time and I know how hard it can be, not only because of technical challenge – it also takes courage to show one’s code and expose oneself to opinions of others. To me all of you who decided to take part have accomplished something big.

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