Is this event for me?
You're a designer, engineer, accountant, writer, artist, developer, student, entrepreneur, project manager or jazzed-up space nerd, have you ever thought that you could help NASA to solve earth & space related issues?
Yes, you can! You know how?
NASA is hosting an International Space Apps Challenge where we welcome the problem solvers and innovators of all ages and from different backgrounds, to solve the challenges; just bring your brain, laptop, and passion for space.Nasa challenge categories are available, Go! and check out them by clicking here. NASA people and other experts will be available to help participants find more information, data and complete their projects. Go and pick your challenge to improve life on Earth and beyond!
What exactly is NASA International Space Apps Challenge?
NASA Space Apps challenge is an international competition that will take place simultaneously in over 170 locations around the world. Participants, from various different professional backgrounds, come together to form a team and solve challenges proposed directly by NASA. These challenges are focused on creating an impact on the life here on Earth as well as in Space. More detailed information on the challenges will be released soon.
How can I register /participate?
Just click on the registration button at the top right of this page as well as fill up this GoogleForm. Registration is completely FREE OF COST. Though there is no mandatory requirement to form a team but we recommend you to form the one for you having members with varied skill-sets (depends on the challenge you pick up). This will only help you to innovate better and without much overload. After all, bringing together very diverse skills and talents is often a key to breakthrough innovation!
How/When do I form a team?
You can form your team at any time. If possible, we recommend that you form at least the foundation of your team prior to the event. You can then complete your team by adding 'free agents' at the Boot-camp to round out your team.
If you do not have a team prior to the Space Apps weekend - don't worry!!! Register and show up and we'll make sure that you find a team that can benefit from your skills and insights.
Feel free to use our Facebook page to advertise your skills and look for a team.
Please note that all team members should register on the Space Apps site as well as on the GoogleForm . Moreover, you will not be able to add your team members to your project page if they have not registered.
Since the event is called Space Apps, do the solutions need to be applications?
In spite of the name, it is not just about APPS! There are challenges that involve robotics, data visualization, hardware, design, and many other innovative elements!
We recommend you to visit previous year's challenges and review the projects and solutions of the previous winners. This will help you to get a fair idea about what the last year's participants did to beat up the challenge!
Links to the previous year's hackathon are:
You'll also find contact info for the challenge owners of each Challenge page on this site. Feel free to reach out to them with questions and for clarifications.
Be sure to visit data.nasa.gov to explore NASA data sets and familiarize yourself (and your team) with the data prior to the Space Apps Challenge event.
What do I need to bring?
Bring your laptops, water, and one meal. We'll have sugar and caffeine ready to power you up!!
Any other queries /additional information?
Saturday, April 29th
Welcome Address by the Lead
Introduction speech by guest speakers & mentors
Lunch (paid by participants)
Dinner (paid by participants)
Continue until you can! Night is yours ;-)
Sunday, April 30th
Get refreshed and have breakfast!
Session on the format of the final presentation (discussing & query handling)
Submission deadline and lunch
Presentations to the judges (time slots depend on number of teams participating)
People's Choice voting
Winners announced /prizes distributed
Closing and see off!