Everywhere / Virtual Participation

Planet Earth

Space Apps Everywhere / Virtual Participation was held on April 29th & 30th. Thank you to the 2909 people who joined the International Space Apps Challenge at this location. The local results, including the work of 119 teams, can be found below!
Thanks Everywhere / Virtual Participation!

Local People's Choice Winner

The people have spoken! This is the project that captured our hearts.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Space Apps 2017 Virtual event!

Space Apps 2017 Virtual Event Awards

Global Judging Nominees: FireFly | FireFly, GeneX | Codon

People's Choice: A visit to a cool planet called Earth | UofK Team

Honorable mentions:

Best use of hardware: FireFly | FireFly

Best mission concept: Icarus Disaster Mapping | Icarus

Most inspirational hack: NASA Collectible Cards | Hertz 3

Galactic Impact: The Earth Operations Center | The Rebellion

Best use of data: Space Jockey | Sheado

Coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, space enthusiasts and problem solvers:


Unable to participate in an in-person Space Apps event? You can still hack virtually from just about anywhere on planet Earth! Come join us for the Space Apps 2017 Virtual Event, and be part of an awesome community working together to address major challenges on Earth.

How to Participate

1. Sign on to spaceappchallenge.org at 9:00am UTC on April 29th when the Virtual Event officially begins.

2. Find a team

3. Select a challenge and register your team.

3. Hack!

4. Submit a project page including a 30-second video (guide) by April 30th at 11:59pm UTC. All Virtual Event teams will submit a video as part of their submission so the judges can see your team's pitch.

5. Judges will review Virtual project submissions after Space Apps and announce the global judging nominees in the weeks after Space Apps.

Team Formation

Hack with a pre-formed team or show up on spaceappschallenge.org at the start of the hackathon to find a team. This year we will feature a chat platform on our website that participants can use for team formation. You will automatically be added to three chat channels: (1) virtual (for general discussion) (2) virtual-project-ideas (for sharing ideas) (3) virtual-teaming (for finding a team). You can also chat with others working on the same challenges that you are working on by joining the challenge-specific channels. 

Have an idea? Use the chat platform to post a brief summary of your project idea or why you're interested in a particular challenge. Include information about the skills your team has and the skills your team needs, and remember that a well-rounded team includes participants from both technical and non-technical backgrounds.

Need a team? If you're looking for a team, don't be shy! You can contribute! Introduce yourself to the group and share your project interests and skills in the chat. Cycle through the project ideas that have been shared and follow up with the participant or team whose idea inspires you.

Creating a Team Page

Create a team page as soon as your team is formed via the challenge page of the challenge that inspired your project. The team page is a new feature we're introducing this year to give teams the opportunity to share their team's journey throughout the weekend. 

Please reference the Team Registration and Project Submission Guide for further information. 


Saturday, April 29th
  1. Sign on to find a team or begin hacking!

Sunday, April 30th
  1. Stop hacking! This is the deadline to submit your project page and 30-second video.


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