NASA Space Apps Challenge 2017 in Timisoara
Timisoara diversifies its hackathon constellation joining for the first time the largest global hackathon!
What is NASA Space Apps Challenge?
Space Apps is a 2 days global hackathon, gathering each year tens of thousands of problem solvers around the globe practicing collaborative problem solving in order to produce relevant open-source solutions addressing problems affecting life both on Earth and in space.
In 2016, 15,000 participants from 61 countries teamed up and developed 1300+ projects.
Coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, students, engineers, entrepreneurs, artists, and problem solvers of all types, everyone enthusiastic about space, this event is for you!
Here are some of the reasons why you should participate.
What are we going to do this year?
2017 edition features five categories of challenges
- The Earth and Us
- Planetary Blues
- Warning! Danger Ahead!,
- Our Ecological Neighborhood
- Ideate & Create!
Gather a team of people with a diverse background, choose your challenge and register. During the event's two days you will work together to develop an innovative solution to your challenge (be it a website, a mobile app, a concept or a hardware prototype).
Your team will present the solution to the event audience including an expert jury.
The best solutions will then compete on a global level!
The event will be hosted in Timisoara Iulius Mall by Club Blackbox, "a futuristic place with a highly original decor, where lighting has a major role and creates games of its own" as described by Freshome.
What do I need to know?
You should bring your laptop with needed software already installed, a charger, mouse and mouse-pad, notebooks, pens and pencils, comfortable clothes, headphones and music, glasses (sight, not drinking :) ) or medication if necessary, and whatever else you might need to complete your project.
Now some pre-hackathon calculations: if you are born in a year divisible by 3, please bring an extension cord. If you are born in a year divisible by 2 please try to bring a 3G/4G dongle, just to make sure you are on the safe side :).
Our Sponsors and Partners
We'll greatly benefit of Iulius Mall, United Business Center and Club Blackbox as venue, prize and meals partners!
BRD - Group Societe Generale Romania is sponsoring the whole network of NASA Space Apps Challenge 2017 events, including besides Timișoara, Cluj-Napoca and Bucharest implementations!
Saturday, April 29th
Registration & welcome coffee and sandwiches
Opening & Team forming
CoderDojo kids visit
Closing the day
(relocation to Timisoara Startup Hub possible for those up for an all-nighter)
Sunday, April 30th
Venue opens for second working day
Winners Announcements and Event Closing