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Cornell Invitational 2016-2017

Posted: May 7th, 2016, 2:33 pm
by sciolyatcornell
The date for the C Division tournament has been decided! The invitational will be on DECEMBER 3, 2016!!

Re: Cornell Invitational 2016-2017

Posted: June 26th, 2016, 1:01 pm
by SPP SciO
sciolyatcornell wrote:The date for the C Division tournament has been decided! The invitational will be on DECEMBER 3, 2016!!


Does this imply that there will be a div. B tournament as well? I remember meeting some people (perhaps you were one!) at the NYS div. B tournament that were gauging interest - hoping that comes to fruition!

Re: Cornell Invitational 2016-2017

Posted: August 10th, 2016, 5:10 pm
by sciencegreek
SPP SciO wrote:
sciolyatcornell wrote:The date for the C Division tournament has been decided! The invitational will be on DECEMBER 3, 2016!!


Does this imply that there will be a div. B tournament as well? I remember meeting some people (perhaps you were one!) at the NYS div. B tournament that were gauging interest - hoping that comes to fruition!


We have looked very seriously into holding Div. B tournament, and will announce a date very soon, once the final arrangements have been made.

Re: Cornell Invitational 2016-2017

Posted: August 10th, 2016, 5:13 pm
by sciencegreek
http://www.ezratech.us/

Prepare for the future in Science Olympiad tournament scoring technology! Brought to you by members of the Science Olympiad at Cornell Executive Board.

Re: Cornell Invitational 2016-2017

Posted: August 12th, 2016, 4:48 am
by windu34
sciencegreek wrote:http://www.ezratech.us/

Prepare for the future in Science Olympiad tournament scoring technology! Brought to you by members of the Science Olympiad at Cornell Executive Board.



Can you give us a preview of what Ezra will do/how it will be different?

Re: Cornell Invitational 2016-2017

Posted: August 12th, 2016, 1:56 pm
by Unome
windu34 wrote:
sciencegreek wrote:http://www.ezratech.us/

Prepare for the future in Science Olympiad tournament scoring technology! Brought to you by members of the Science Olympiad at Cornell Executive Board.



Can you give us a preview of what Ezra will do/how it will be different?

Especially cost-wise; cost seems like a major barrier for Avogadro. There's other stuff too, but $100 for Avogadro vs. free for chalker's spreadsheet is very enticing (and chalker's sheet is significantly easier to understand and teach to people quickly, plus it can be run with less hassle for event sups).

Re: Cornell Invitational 2016-2017

Posted: August 22nd, 2016, 10:44 pm
by sciencegreek
Unome wrote:
windu34 wrote:
sciencegreek wrote:http://www.ezratech.us/

Prepare for the future in Science Olympiad tournament scoring technology! Brought to you by members of the Science Olympiad at Cornell Executive Board.



Can you give us a preview of what Ezra will do/how it will be different?

Especially cost-wise; cost seems like a major barrier for Avogadro. There's other stuff too, but $100 for Avogadro vs. free for chalker's spreadsheet is very enticing (and chalker's sheet is significantly easier to understand and teach to people quickly, plus it can be run with less hassle for event sups).


Ezra will likely be priced right in the $100 per license range as well (although we will likely give discounts for the first year as well as for bulk orders). Like our competitors, Ezra will offer a core online scoring system, but with new features integrated into the system (ex. the ability to fill out a build event score sheet online instead of on paper). Since this software is being developed by people who have run tournaments, the added-on features to the scoring portion of the system have been developed to make the day of the competition run more smoothly from a scoring standpoint.

The major standout point for Ezra is that it combines an efficient online scoring system with numerous auxiliary features. Imagine having one system that handles your registration, processing of team forms, assignment of volunteers to events, scoring, communication with Event Supervisors the day of the tournament, presentation of event scores, and creation and posting of the final scores at the end of the tournament.
What we are trying to achieve with Ezra essentially combines a few different programs that tournament officials use (i.e. typeform, groupme, some scoring software, powerpoint, etc.) into one package.

Additionally, behind Ezra will be a support team that will provide the highest quality service. We will be developing tutorial videos to guide even the least computer-literate customer through the software, and will offer online, over-the-phone, and in person tech support.

Re: Cornell Invitational 2016-2017

Posted: August 25th, 2016, 1:55 pm
by sciolyatcornell
Registration for the December 3rd invitational begins on September 1st!

Re: Cornell Invitational 2016-2017

Posted: August 25th, 2016, 3:21 pm
by JonB
sciolyatcornell wrote:Registration for the December 3rd invitational begins on September 1st!



Do you all have a tentative event schedule at this point?

Re: Cornell Invitational 2016-2017

Posted: August 29th, 2016, 6:05 am
by mhsscioly
Could anyone point me in the direction of a list of teams that attended the Cornell Invitational last year?

Re: Cornell Invitational 2016-2017

Posted: August 29th, 2016, 9:43 am
by maxxxxx
mhsscioly wrote:Could anyone point me in the direction of a list of teams that attended the Cornell Invitational last year?


http://www.cornellscioly.com/invitation ... ional-day/

Re: Cornell Invitational 2016-2017

Posted: August 29th, 2016, 11:28 am
by mhsscioly
thanks!

Re: Cornell Invitational 2016-2017

Posted: August 30th, 2016, 4:50 pm
by sciolyatcornell
Remember to Register for our C Division Invitational on September 1st!

Re: Cornell Invitational 2016-2017

Posted: September 1st, 2016, 6:35 am
by sciencegreek
Good Morning All!

Today is a momentous day on two fronts! Ezra Tech's website is now live! Visit http://www.ezratech.us and have a look around!
Also, registration for the Cornell Invitational on December 3rd opens Today at noon EST! Please reference the following instructions if you are unsure of what to do:

1. Go to ezratech.us
2. Click on the “Register a School Now!” button to begin registering your school as a whole
3. After you register your school, you will receive a confirmation email.
4. While logged in to the site, click on the "Teams" button to set up teams (i.e. Team 1, Team 2, Red Team, Gold Team, etc). This is also where you can specify which coaches are in charge of which teams, should your school have such a leadership structure.
5. Once you have signed up your teams, click on the Competitions Icon on the top of the page, then click “Cornell Science Olympiad – Division C”
6. Read through the information posted, then click “Register Now!” to register one or two teams for our tournament. You’ll be able to select which teams you would like to register.
7. You will receive a confirmation email to the email associated with the school account. After this, you’re done!

We look forward to seeing many teams register today!

Re: Cornell Invitational 2016-2017

Posted: September 1st, 2016, 9:56 am
by sciencegreek
Registration for the Cornell Invitational is open! We already have five teams registered from NY, PA, and FL!