Back in 2012 today’s NewMan’s CEO - Irena Chaushevska traveled to one of the NASA centres in California, USA with a vision to bring this event in Skopje that at the time was taking place at around 40 locations worldwide. This became a reality just a year later and this year we are celebrating our 5th anniversary.
In 2014, the first year when the event took place in NewMan’s premises, we partnered with almost all student organisations in the country and managed to create the highest number of projects worldwide (30). Skopje was also acknowledged by NASA as one of the 10 cities with the highest number of participants (156).
In 2015 and 2016 we spread the event across Macedonia and initiated hackathons at the University campuses in Tetovo, Ohrid and Bitola.
In 2016 the project of the Skopje team AVIS (a smart wristband and an Android application for drone operators) became one of the 5 Global finalists for the People’s Choice award while the project of Team GG who created solar jump jet prototype concept won the 2nd place in Central and Eastern Europe.
In 2015 NewMan's also initiated this hackathon in several cities in Central and Eastern Europe such as Vienna, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Belgrade, Prishtina, Tirana, for where our team recruited and trained the local Leads and provided ongoing support for their teams. This opened further possibilities for regional collaboration among participants and wider promotion for the sponsors. By 2016 NewMan's was officially acknowledged by NASA as Coordinator of the European locations.
In 2015 Irena Chaushevska was invited to attend the event Mainstage for the NASA Space Apps Challenge that took place in New York where she joined the NY Space Tag team that worked with big data. The team managed to win the local event in New York and later was announced by NASA judging committee as one of the 5 global winners. As award in December 2015 Irena and Anita travelled to Cape Canaveral in Florida to witness a space launch.
In 2016 NewMan's applied to host the Silicon Valley location and despite all odds it won. It partnered with SAP and IBM and within couple of weeks organised one of the best
hackathons that year.
In 2017 the Silicon Valley location managed by NewMan's was selected by NASA as USA West Coast Mainstage for the event. In addition NewMan's was invited to CoLead the New York location (the East Coast Mainstage) and also added Berlin on its map of locations that it operates directly.
Some of the remarkable individuals that made all of this possible are Davor Popovski, Anita Kirkovska, Vladislav Bidikov, Marko Paloski, Marina Tanevska, Stefan Savevski, Simona Kostovska and many more.
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SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.