Events 2016-2017

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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby fl0w » June 17th, 2016, 4:49 pm

Also, is there any speculation as to whether the hydrogeology rules will change much?
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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby PHXcoach » June 21st, 2016, 10:14 am

I have a question. When the rule book comes out, where can you buy it? I want to get one so I can see how each event is like, and I don't have to worry about getting one from my SO teacher/coach.
You can buy the rule books at the SO store http://store.soinc.org/ Rules are available in early September.

You can also get the mobile app version about the same time. Check out my signature below for details.
I like using the mobile app as a quick reference but will it come out quicker this year, ideally at the same time as the rules book? The 2016 Div B rules android app wasn't posted until October 3rd.

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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby chalker » June 21st, 2016, 3:14 pm


I like using the mobile app as a quick reference but will it come out quicker this year, ideally at the same time as the rules book? The 2016 Div B rules android app wasn't posted until October 3rd.
We hope so. It's really out of our hands. Apple has to approve all apps for posting, and sometimes it takes a very long time to get it approved.

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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby PHXcoach » June 21st, 2016, 4:28 pm


I like using the mobile app as a quick reference but will it come out quicker this year, ideally at the same time as the rules book? The 2016 Div B rules android app wasn't posted until October 3rd.
We hope so. It's really out of our hands. Apple has to approve all apps for posting, and sometimes it takes a very long time to get it approved.
I wasn't aware that Apple had to approve android apps too ... Google apparently approves apps much faster, so hopefully we can get the Android app quickly even if the iOS version takes longer.

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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby chalker » June 22nd, 2016, 5:15 am


I wasn't aware that Apple had to approve android apps too ... Google apparently approves apps much faster, so hopefully we can get the Android app quickly even if the iOS version takes longer.
No, Apple doesn't approve Android apps. And yes, the Google approval process is very quick. We just want to release them both at the same time, so we hold back the Android one waiting for the iOS one to be reviewed.

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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby PHXcoach » June 22nd, 2016, 9:14 am

Thank you for the explanation. An interesting problem. From the perspective of natural selection of the fittest (and economics theory) uploading both apps at the same time might encourage Apple to speed up their approval process to catch up with Google, rather than artificially delaying the android app release.

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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby superpenguin666 » June 27th, 2016, 8:51 am

Does anybody know when Keep the Heat and Thermodynamics will be back?
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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby Unome » June 27th, 2016, 8:55 am

Does anybody know when Keep the Heat and Thermodynamics will be back?
Currently I would expect 2017-2018.
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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby IKnowtheWrightStuff » June 28th, 2016, 3:44 pm

When will tentative events for 2016-2017 come out by the SciOly committee? And how accurate are the proposed events in the GoogleDoc? :?:
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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby Entomology » June 28th, 2016, 3:45 pm

When will tentative events for 2016-2017 come out by the SciOly committee? And how accurate are the proposed events in the GoogleDoc? :?:
I can't answer the first question, but the events in the Google doc are as close as it gets, with the possible exception of the topics for each rotation.
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