#DSS17 Social Media Challenge

The aim of this GameBus challenge is to boost the social media coverage for #DSS17, that is: the Data Science Summit 2017 at Eindhoven University of Technology.

When (re-)Tweeting a Twitter message with #DSS17 as the first tag , you will score five points. During the summit, we will keep all attendees and social media followers up-to-date about the leaderboard. Furthermore, we will reward the most active challenge participants according to the uptake of this challenge.

Challenge Rewards:

  • Fancy Coffee Mugs
  • High Quality Bath Towel
  • Supercharged Keychains

Challenge Duration:

  • Start: Monday December 4th, kicking of at 09:00AM
  • End:Monday December 4th, during the reception at 06:00PM.

Tip: follow https://twitter.com/TUe_DSCe and score points by re-Tweeting the various messages about the keynotes!

Further down this page, we provide manuals in two flavors:

Manual for DIY Techies

In order to score points, you should:

  1. create an account in GameBus,
  2. connect your Twitter account via Settings>Apps,
  3. Join the #DSS17 challenge via http://app.gamebus.eu/#/challenges/new
  4. Tweet #DSS17 as the first hashtag of your messages, and finally
  5. monitor your progress via the leaderboard in the Challenges view of GameBus.

Via the GameBus Activities view, you can also find copies of your Twitter posts to double-check when that you are receiving points.

Alea iacta est!

Manual with step by step instructions

1. Create an account in GameBus

For the sake of simplicity, it is strongly encouraged to sign up with one of your social media accounts (Google or Facebook). We will then read your identity information to initialise your GameBus account automatically. You can then move to Step 2. Note that we will never post Google or Facebook messages on your behalf, unless you instruct us explicitly to do so.

In the following, we explain the more tedious process of creating a GameBus account from scratch. Select the option CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT then continue with SIGN UP. When creating a new account you have to fill in your fist name, last name, email address and create a password. You will receive a confirmation email in which you have to press the activiation link to activate your account.

After signing up, you can answer three questions to help us understand better which type of person you are.

2. Connect your Twitter account to GameBus

Please go to the GameBus section Settings>Apps, scroll down to the Twitter entry and then press Connect and Allow. You may also be prompted to authenticate and give authorization within Twitter too.

3. Join the #DSS17 challenge

Please join via http://app.gamebus.eu/#/challenges/new

4. Create Twitter content

You can use the Twitter website or any compatible client to create messages related to the data science summit.  If you use #DSS17 as the first hashtag of your messages then you will automatically score points on the GameBus STAF17 challenge.

5. Check Your Progress

Monitor your progress via the leaderboard in the Challenges>Joined>Active view of GameBus. Via the Activities view, you can also find copies of your Twitter posts to double-check when that you are receiving points. Your participation to the challenge will be represented by an orange bar and the top three leaders will be represented by a green bullet at the left of their bar.

Alea iacta est!