The Giant Jamboree
The Giant Jamboree is the conference where University teams from around the world come together to showcase their projects and compete against each other. It is a five-day event that has team presentations, poster sessions, workshops as well as social events. It takes place in Boston, Massachusetts near the end of October. In 2019, it will take place on 31st October to 4th November.
Teams have to prepare a very thorough documentation of their entire project on their website (called the wiki). It is from there that a lot of the judging occurs. However, of equal importance is the performance of the team during the Jamboree. The judges will be attending the team’s presentation and poster, where they will be assessing the team.
The team’s performance is directly linked to how the members do at presenting, explaining, and defending their work. For that reason, it is imperative that teams choose their best speakers for their talk. It is also important that team members that played an integral part to the realisation of the project are present in Boston. This is so they can help the team defend their project strongly.