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The MATLAB Online Live Editor Challenge

Today I’d like to introduce a guest blogger, David Garrison, who is a MATLAB Product Manager here at MathWorks. Dave will talk about an exciting new contest for students and faculty where you can win a cash prize by showing us what you can create using the Live Editor in MATLAB Online.


Show off your live script and win!

Hello everyone. Loren has been kind enough to let me use her blog to tell you about the MATLAB Online Live Editor Challenge. The challenge is open to students and faculty of any college, university, or degree-granting institution. It's an opportunity for students to win up to $750 and for faculty to win up to $1000. Simply show us how you would use the Live Editor in MATLAB Online to create a live script on a topic of interest to you.

For students, pick a topic you've learned about in a class or from a research project or pick a concept in science, engineering, math or anything else that interests you.. For faculty, select a topic in your area and show us how you would teach that topic using a live script. You can work individually or in teams and submit as many entries as you want. We’ll judge each entry on things like presentation clarity, topic uniqueness, creativity, and effective use of Live Editor features. If your entry is a winner, we'll feature your live script on our website and you'll receive a cash prize.


For the challenge you'll be using MATLAB Online to create and share your live script. With MATLAB Online, you can use the latest version of MATLAB in your a web browser without installing, configuring, or managing any software. You can check your eligibility to use MATLAB Online here.

Here's an example live script that I wrote in MATLAB Online for estimating sunrise and sunset times.

How to Enter

To enter the MATLAB Online Live Editor Challenge, follow these three easy steps.

  1. Submit an entry form. Don't forget to do that because we can't consider your entry without it.
  2. Use the Live Editor in MATLAB Online to create an original live script on a topic of your choice.
  3. Put your live script and any supporting files in a folder in MATLAB Online, then share that folder with studentcompetitions@mathworks.com.

That's all you have to do. The deadline for entries is June 29, 2018 (7 a.m. ET). For complete details and contest rules, go to www.mathworks.com/academia/student-challenge/matlab-online-live-editor-challenge.

Good luck! We look forward to seeing what you create with the Live Editor in MATLAB Online.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about the MATLAB Online Live Editor Challenge, please let us know here.

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