The International Space Apps Challenge is a 2-Day hackathon which is a technology development marathon that draws on the talents and initiative of bright minded volunteers – developers, engineers, technologists,entrepreneurs, designers, and anyone with a passion and desire to have an immediate impact on the world. It's open to anyone who has a passion for making a difference and is focused on developing real solutions to global challenges by the end of the event.
Great minds, idea-makers, engineers, scientists, designers, artists, writers, innovators and entrepreneurs from all over Pakistan ... come join and work on finding solutions for several challenges according to 5 announced themes, along many parallel activities where you can expand your network, enrich your skills and find your next project partner. With the help of our expert mentors to give a solid support for your ideas.
The International Space Apps Challenge is the world's biggest mass collaboration focused on Space and Earth еxploration that takes place over 48-hours in more than 170 cities around the world with 15.000 participants across 6 continents.
Space is not the exclusive domain of the government. Industry is democratizing space around the world. The global space sector is estimated to be circa $324 billion, and Industry players believe space exploration is due for a quantum leap and may become the first trillion-dollar industry.
The participants will get the opportunity to work with mentors from academia and corporate partners, competing to enter among the 6 global winning teams that will visit NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida by end of 2017 and witness a real rocket launch into Space!
National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad is the host of NASA Space Apps Islamabad, which has a magnificent environment and a smooth flow for the 48-hour hackathon.
Co-organized by Team RaheQamar and SimDyna, and with partial financial support from the corporate sector, the homogeneous event is to give your minds the chance to explore, develop and share your outstanding ideas and solutions.
For participants who are interested in competing, we encourage you to start preparing your ideas now! Here's a sneak peak at the Space Apps 2017 challenge categories:
Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number : +92-334-9393264
Co-organized by : Mohammad Iftekhar Yezdani and Team RaheQamar
Collaborator : SimDyna
Hosted at : NUST, Islamabad
8:30 AM Participants attendance registration (Obtaining Name Tags, NASA Stickers other details) and Assigning Team tables (only with confirmed Application, on a first-come first-served basis)
9:00 AM Welcome Talks by Host, Organizing team, Sponsors representatives along with introduction of mentors
9:30 AM Key Note Speaker + Q&A
10:00 AM Tea break
10:15 AM Demo & Tech talk for technologies to be used, open source, past projects etc
10:45 AM Team discussions with mentors
11:30 AM Teams work on challenges
1:00 PM Lunch break
1:30 PM Team discussions with mentors
2:00 PM Teams work on challenges
7:30 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Teams work on challenges
9:00 PM Astronomy Time - moon gazing and stargazing moments with a telescope
8:30 AM Teams work on challenges and preparation of draft presentations
10:30 AM Team discussions with mentors
11:00 AM Teams work on challenges
13:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Team work on challenges and preparation of presentations
4:00 PM TEAM PRESENTATIONS
6:30 PM Judging committee discussions / Teams vote for people's choice award
7:00 PM Closing remarks, Talks by mentors on stage
7:45 PM Winners announcement
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Closing ceremony (photography etc)
SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.