The EDC is a multi-faceted challenge with lots of content that can be intimidating when you’re first starting out. Don’t worry, you don’t need to know everything from the beginning – you can learn as you take part!
This page is intended to provide resources to explain the elements of the challenge and help you to get acquainted with some of the more complex engineering and business decisions that the EDC allows you to make.
Tips for Success
Carving your own path and strategy is often difficult in the EDC and even interpreting the task might be a daunting challenge. See our tips on understanding the Request for Proposal (RFP), managing the task, and creating an impactful presentation in order to best set yourself up for success within the competition!
The authors are alumni of the competition and offer their advice on managing difficulties or service/software choices. These are not the only, or even the best, ways to approach problems you may face but come from the experience of the authors throughout their time with the competition. This is designed to be about as in depth as can be throughout and so do not feel obliged to read everything, only what you believe will assist in your role at the competition.
You can find a sample RFP on the Competition overview page of our website, along with an overview of the competition structure.