subject to change
- 8:30 - Registration and setup begin
- 10:00 - Welcome address
- 10:15 - Demos and coding playground begin
- 11:00 - Mentoring and tours
- 12:00 - Lunch
- 12:45 - Keynote flash talks
- 1:00 - Demos continue and judging begins
- 1:45 - Winners announced
- 2:00 - Conclusion and breakdown
The Alameda County CS Fair will feature a mix of computing demos with the layout and format similar to a science fair. Some of the projects will be built by K-12 students and others by university faculty and students. This link has additional information about visiting the campus.
Arrival and parking by car
Arrive anytime before 10:00 AM and give yourself time to set up. If you are driving to the university, make sure you request a parking pass during registration. You will receive a link to a file you can print and bring with you.
Park in Lot A near the New University Union Building on West Loop Road. Use this map of the campus for reference.
Arrival by bus
School and charter buses can drop off students on West Loop Road next to the Union Building. They can park along East Loop Road and wait.
Proceed to the New Union Building (follow the signs). Find the registration table and get your badge and table assignment if presenting a project.
CS Fair Area
The CS Fair will be held in the New Student Union building multipurpose room. There will be demos and interactive coding stations presented by elementary, middle, high school, and college students. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions about the projects and offer feedback.
Students who are demoing their work will have an assigned table for their project. Student should be prepared to bring their own tech, laptops, or Chromebooks as needed. Please let us know through the registration process or via email if you will be needing additional tech. Students may bring bulletin boards, tri-folds or any other material to explain their project, but it is not a requirement.
Ideally the projects presented should be interactive and students presenters should be able to explain how the made it, how it works, what challenges they faced while building it, what they learned, how they think they can improve it, etc.
There will be rectangular tables about 2 x 4 feet, as well as circular tables.
Teachers should submit names of presenting students along with a brief project description so we can provide a table to fit their project. Use this form to submit a student project.
Student presenters should remain with their project for the most part, but are encouraged to visit and interact with other projects as time and audience for their own projects allow.
There will also be optional tours of the campus, led by university students and staff. The tours will take them to several buildings and will include a presentation from faculty. It will also be a chance for students to ask questions about college life, etc. There will be two tours of 25 students leaving at 10:00, 10:30, and 1:00. Please make sure to contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
While on tours, students who are presenting projects should leave them available for others to interact with, as well as a teacher, chaperone, other team members or volunteer to look over their area. We will also provide volunteers to supervise an area that is left vacant.
Note: Each student group should always remain together with their teacher, parent or chaperone. Under no circumstance is a student or group of students to tour the campus on their own outside the area of the Student Union and surrounding field. Students are allowed to purchase additional items from University stores, with the permission of their parents, teachers, and/or chaperones, during hours of lunch, before the event, or after the event.