Data Science
Bootcamp &
Accelerator

Fully sponsored by IMDA and AWS and run in partnership with Dunman Secondary School and the Tampines Town Council

About

The Data Science Bootcamp and Accelerator Programme is an exciting new initiative for students aimed at introducing them to Python Programming and Deep learning using various cutting edge technologies from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
This programme, open to students enrolled in Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) Secondary Schools and Junior College is fully subsidised for successful applicants, and each student participant of either the Bootcamp or Accelerator will receive an AWS cloud account endowed with US$100 worth of cloud computing credits. Each participant of the Accelerator segment will further receive AWS devices (DeepLens camera and DeepComposer keyboard) worth more than US$350, all kindly sponsored by AWS.
Applicants may choose to attend either one of, or both programmes, depending on their level of preparation and commitment.

Bootcamp

The Bootcamp is an introductory programme that teaches budding techies about Python Programming and Deep Learning through programming the AWS DeepRacer - an autonomous self-driving model car. Students with little or no prior experience in computer programming are strongly encouraged to sign up.
Participants will learn about Python Fundamentals and Cloud Computing over 22 hours during Week 1 June holidays. Due to COVID-19 social distancing measures, the Bootcamp will run in an entirely online format.
The inaugural Bootcamp culminates with a thrilling AWS DeepRacer league held (virtually) at a model car racetrack in Dunman Secondary School. The skills learned will be put to the test as students remotely program their cars over a live video stream and speed around to emerge victorious.
The schedule for the Bootcamp is as follows:
Bootcamp: Python Programming and Cloud Computing
SessionTerm WeekDayDateTimeHoursComment
1June HolidaysMon31st May9:00AM - 12:00PM & 1:00PM - 4:00PM6
2June HolidaysTue1st June9:00AM - 12:00PM & 1:00PM - 4:00PM6
3June HolidaysWed2nd June9:00AM - 12:00PM & 1:00PM - 4:00PM6
Bootcamp: DeepRacer League Qualifiers
4June HolidaysThurs3rd June9:00AM - 11:30AM2.5Each Participant will be allocated to, and will only attend one of these time slots (2 hour 30 minutes)
June HolidaysThurs3rd June12:30PM - 3:00PM
June HolidaysThurs3rd June4:00PM - 6:30PM
June HolidaysFri4th June9:00AM - 11:30AM
June HolidaysFri4th June12:30PM - 3:00PM
June HolidaysFri4th June4:00PM - 6:30PM
June HolidaysSat5th June9:00AM - 11:30AM
June HolidaysSat5th June12:30PM - 3:00PM
Bootcamp: DeepRacer League Finals and Closing Ceremony
5June HolidaysSat5th June4:00PM - 5:30PM1.5
SG Code Campus students and instructors

Accelerator

The Bootcamp will be followed by the Accelerator, an 88-hour programme where students dive into modern Data Science with Python and explore Deep Learning and its applications through devices like the AWS DeepLens and DeepComposer.
The Accelerator culminates in a capstone data science project developed using the skills acquired to address challenge statements inspired by issues encountered in the running of Tampines estate provided by Tampines Town Council. To facilitate their learning, each student will be provided with a DeepLens and DeepComposer sponsored by AWS.
Participants from the Bootcamp who perform well will be invited to join the Accelerator. Prospective applicants who do not attend the Bootcamp but have had prior programming experience are also invited to sign up for the Accelerator - admission to the programme will be subject to availability and based on their performance on an online coding test.
The schedule (may be subject to change) for the Accelerator is as follows (please ensure that you can attend at least 75% of the Accelerator sessions before you sign up):
SessionTerm WeekDayDateTimeHours
1June HolidaysSat19th June1:00PM - 4:30PM3.5
2June HolidaysSat26th June1:00PM - 4:30PM3.5
3Term 3 Week 1Sat3rd Jul1:00PM - 4:30PM3.5
4Term 3 Week 2Sat10th Jul1:00PM - 4:30PM3.5
5Term 3 Week 3Sat17th Jul1:00PM - 4:30PM3.5
6Term 3 Week 4Sat24th Jul1:00PM - 4:30PM3.5
7Term 3 Week 5Sat31st Jul1:00PM - 4:30PM3.5
8Term 3 Week 6Sat7th Aug1:00PM - 4:30PM3.5
9Term 3 Week 7Sat14th Aug1:00PM - 4:30PM3.5
10Term 3 Week 8Sat21st Aug1:00PM - 4:30PM3.5
11Term 3 Week 9Sat28th Aug1:00PM - 4:30PM3.5
12Term 3 Week 10Sat4th Sep1:00PM - 4:30PM3.5
BREAK
13Term 4 Week 6Sat30th Oct1:00PM - 4:30PM3.5
14Term 4 Week 7Sat6th Nov1:00PM - 4:30PM3.5
15Term 4 Week 8Sat13th Nov1:00PM - 4:30PM3.5
16Nov - Dec HolidaysMon15th Nov10:00AM - 12:30PM & 1:30PM - 4:00PM5
17Nov - Dec HolidaysTue16th Nov10:00AM - 12:30PM & 1:30PM - 4:00PM5
18Nov - Dec HolidaysWed17th Nov10:00AM - 12:30PM & 1:30PM - 4:00PM5
19Nov - Dec HolidaysSat20th Nov1:00PM - 4:30PM3.5
20Nov - Dec HolidaysSat27th Nov1:00PM - 4:30PM3.5
21Nov - Dec HolidaysSat4th Dec1:00PM - 4:30PM3.5
22Nov - Dec HolidaysSat11th Dec10:00AM - 12:30PM & 1:00PM - 4:30PM5
23Nov - Dec HolidaysSat18th Dec10:00AM - 12:30PM & 1:00PM - 4:30PM5

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