Finding creative solutions to the difficulties that COVID-19 has brought upon the people of the Western Cape.
Date: 17 - 18 September 2022
Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm
Venue: University of Cape Town

Virtual Workshop #1 - MATStart
Tuesday, 30 August 2022
14:00 - 15:30

Join MATStart workshop so that you and your team are best prepared to take home the trophy! In this session, Jon and Jess will help you get started with MATLAB so you can ramp up your hackathon coding skills and tackle the problem statement with ease.

Virtual Workshop #2 - MATApp
Tuesday, 6 September 2022
14:00 - 15:30

Let's get hacking! Join the MATApp workshop and learn how to use MATLAB's App designer, MATLAB Mobile, Live Scripts and Internet of Things to create an impressive hackathon submission. The best part is that you don't need prior programming experience to get the most out of this session.

If your team of tech-enthusiasts study at these universities, register to enter:
• University of Cape Town
• Stellenbosch University
• University of the Western Cape
• Cape Peninsula University of Technology
• College in the Western Cape
Reasons to participate
1st place - Trophy & R5 000 (shopping vouchers)
2nd place - R4 000 (shopping vouchers)
3rd place - R1 000 (shopping vouchers)
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Student Societies

UCT Artificial Intelligence & Cryptocurrency (AI&CryptoSoc)

 A Society focused on the future of technology, UCT AI&CryptoSoc brings together the learning and developing of skills in all things Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency.

As a society we strive to help students from different technical backgrounds to get started with data science, machine learning and blockchain by running workshops, providing online resources, and hosting hackathons for students to hone their skills.

We in addition bring in the leading experts and companies in these fields to give talks about the latest technologies in the fourth industrial revolution.

UCT Developers’ Society (DevSoc)

The UCT Developer Society is a society run by developers, for developers.

We are a community of diverse developers and technology enthusiasts committed to bridging the gap between university and work-life, as well as providing our developers with skills not taught in class. We work with companies and organizations to hold events that help our members grow in the field of software development.

Our community ranges from beginner developers to advanced developers. We therefore have a place for anyone and everyone, no matter how much experience you have. 

Women in Computer Science (WiCS) UCT

 WiCS is a student-led society based at the University of Cape Town which strives to encourage and retain womxn in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) related careers.

We host various events throughout the year with the intention of creating an environment where womxn can learn and engage with technology in a safe space.

We aim to:

Provide a supportive, informative environment for STEMINISTS, these are fem-bodied students working towards academic goals in a STEM program.

Provide active resources to our members in order to help them with academic interests in STEM fields and programs. Hold interactive events to bring awareness to the different STEM fields.

UCT Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organisation for engineers. The IEEE_UCT Society is a student branch of the global IEEE body which aims to:

Offer a platform for member students to network with other engineers globally. Guide member students in their transition from varsity to the working environment.

What is MATLAB
MATLAB is a programming and numeric computing platform used by millions of engineers and scientists to analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models.
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How to get MATLAB
Create a MathWorks Account to participate in the hackathon.
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If you’re a student, your university may already provide you with access to MATLAB.
Click here to see if you already have access.

click here to request a free license so you can participate in the hackathon. 
Getting Started With MATLAB
 Free online tutorials are available at the MATLAB Academy

Quickly learn the basics of MATLAB at your own pace and in just 2-hours, with the
MATLAB Onramp.
 Why not to try Machine Learning Onramp or Deep Learning Onramp?  

Other resources, such as documentation, code examples, and how-to videos are available here.
Useful MathWorks tools to know before the MATHack Western Cape 2022
MATLAB Online – use MATLAB in the browser, no installation required
MATLAB Drive – collaborate with your team efficiently and share files up to 5Gb large
MATLAB Live Scripts – use interactive notebooks for your Hackathon submission. Live Scripts compile code, text, formulas, results, images.
MATLAB Mobile – use MATLAB directly from your iPhone or Android device
ThingSpeak – IoT Platform 
MATLAB Apps - helps you solve your problems without writing a single line of code
MATLAB App Designer - create your own App 

Check this video on MATLAB App Designer and go through this tutorial to create your first App  
On the day of the MATHack Western Cape 2022
 View existing questions in MATLAB Answers or
 Ask a question in MATLAB Answers
Tag your submission with "hackathons"
Finding creative solutions to the difficulties that COVID-19 has brought upon the people of the Western Cape.
Sign up your team of 2 - 4 people.

Please fill the form only once per team. If you don't have a complete team, you can participate by yourself, or we can complete it for you!

Registration Deadline: 10 September 2022
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