NOT EVEN NASA CAN SOLVE PROBLEMS ON THEIR OWN.
For 48 hours, problem solvers from all over the world join NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge, one of the largest hackathon and part of NASA’s Open Innovation Program.
NASA Scientists write the yearly challenges, which are based on real problems they face daily. NASA is on a mission to foster innovation through a diversity of perspectives. Empowered by open data, global citizens collaborate with strangers, colleagues, and friends to solve perplexing challenges in new and unexpected ways — from designing an interactive space glove to natural language processing to clean water mapping.
Since its inception in 2012, the International Space Apps Challenge (Space Apps), a part of NASA’s Earth Science Division, has become the world’s largest global hackathon. The hackathon embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to advance space exploration missions and improve life on Earth. Space Apps 2018 included over 18,000 participants at more than 200 events in 75 countries. It is open to anyone who has a passion for making a difference and is focused on developing real solutions to global challenges.
Come to Space Apps if you are…
- A programmer, a data scientist, an engineer, a storyteller, a student, an educator, a project manager, an entrepreneur
- You love data and you want to transform NASA’s open data sets into real world applications
- You are passionate about space and you want to join in building our future together for the benefit of humanity.
- You love hardware. Yes! Hardware projects welcome – Space Apps is more than “apps”! Bring your love for boards and dream up a solution for Earth or your own mission in space.
Here’s the link for registration: https://2019.spaceappschallenge.org/locations/biratnagar/
Challenges Categories for Space Apps Challenge 2019
From beaches and salt marshes, to the open ocean, sea ice, and the sea floor, Earth’s oceans are dynamic. This challenge category will ask you to use NASA data to better understand and protect Earth’s oceans. You can know about the sub categories through this link: https://2019.spaceappschallenge.org/challenges/earths-oceans/
Across human history, our moon has been a faithful beacon to observers of the Earth’s sky. Challenges in this category will ask you to think creatively about our nearest neighbor, and to interpret NASA data and concepts to find solutions.You can know about the sub categories through this link: https://2019.spaceappschallenge.org/challenges/our-moon/
Planets Near and Far
From our neighboring planets to those only visible through the most powerful telescopes, other planetary bodies have long fascinated scientists, artists, and explorers. This challenge category will ask you to use NASA data to explore the systems of other planets, near and far. You can know about the sub categories through this link: https://2019.spaceappschallenge.org/challenges/planets-near-and-far/
To the Stars
Whether your interests lie in our solar system or beyond, outer space provides seemingly endless opportunity for study, exploration, and inspiration. Challenges in this category will invite you to think hard and be creative about space science and exploration, whether your viewpoint is scientific, technologic, artistic – or all three! You can know about the sub categories through this link: https://2019.spaceappschallenge.org/challenges/stars/
Living in Our World
The Earth is composed of complicated systems – land, water, air, living things, and the planet itself. Understanding how these systems work together is important. Challenges in this category will ask you to craft solutions using NASA data – a story, a game, a video, any product of your design – that capture what it’s like to live on Earth. You can know about the sub categories through this link: https://2019.spaceappschallenge.org/challenges/living-our-world/
THE WORLD NEEDS YOUR IDEAS
Space Apps gives you the opportunity to bring projects to life for a wide range of applications. We are looking forward to seeing what innovative, creative ideas you bring to the community this year. Space Apps is your chance to experience, experiment, and explore solutions to our universe’s biggest challenges.
As the countdown to the eighth year of Space Apps continues, we are increasingly eager to have problem-solvers of all walks of life join us on the journey. Keep an eye out for upcoming information on how you can get involved this year, rolling up your sleeves and participating, or helping students, professionals, engineers, makers, artists, coders, and storytellers on their intrepid travels into Space Apps.
WHY NASA SPACE APPS IN BIRATNAGAR ?
Amongst the 7 provinces in Nepal, province 1 is one of the most promising provinces and more importantly, a renowned place for tourist destination for the people of Nepal as well as abroad. Biratnagar, the province 1 headquarter is the industrial capital of the country. This province is world famous tourist destination due to existence of mountains like; Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu
Biratnagar not only being industrial capital but is also known as educational, medical and tourism hub of eastern Nepal. Biratnagar have so much to offer but with many problems. With problems come an opportunity too, so through Nasa space apps challenge we not only want you to address global challenges but also the local challenges of that area. Through this all the builders and innovator with the different idea and vision which can be used to solve the issue of their own locality as well as of globality with be on the single stage.
Here is the link to register for NASA Space Apps Challenge 2019 Biratnagar:
WHY NASA SPACE APPS IN KATHMANDU ?
Province 3 is most promising province including the capital of the country. Hetauda, being the state capital is also known as the cleanest city of Nepal. Province 3 is known as home to peaks including Gaurishankar, Langtang, Jugal, and Ganesh.
Kathmandu , the capital of the country also know as city of dreams is hub for education, medical, business and tourism. The city is the gateway to the Nepalese Himalayas, and home to world heritage sites. People from all across the country come here as Kathmandu is the most important industrial and commercial centre in Nepal. Kathmandu have been declared as future smart city but our future smart city do have another face as “Dhulomandu” , “Hilomandu”, “Wastemandu” and etc . We through the NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge want to address all these local problems with the other global problem. Kathmandu having the vague group of people, we want participant from every sector with different and unique ideas for all those problems.
Here’s the link to register for NASA Space Apps Challenge 2019 Kathmandu:
Orientation to Participants
Date: Oct 18, 2019,
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Venue: Biratnagar, Nepal
Hackathon day I Schedule 2019-10-19
|9:00 am – 9:15 am||Video from NASA|
|9:15 am – 9:45 am||Welcome Session|
|9:45 am – 9:50 am||Briefing Schedule, do’s and don’ts, logistics announcement|
|9:50 am – 10:30 am||sharing of Idea and announcement for team members|
|10:30 am – 11:00 am||Team Formation|
|11:00 am – 12: 00 pm||Development begins|
|12:00 pm – 12:45 pm||Lunch|
|12:45 pm – 5:00 pm||Development continues|
|5:00 pm – 5:30 pm||Hi – Tea break|
|5:30 pm – 6:30 pm||Development continue|
Hackathon Day II Schedule – 2019-10-20
|7:00 am onwards||Venue opens|
|9:00 am – 12:00 pm||Development continues|
|12:00 pm – 12:45 pm||Lunch|
|12:45 pm – 2:00 pm||Development continues|
|2:00 pm – 2:30 pm||Tech Check|
|3:00 pm – 4:00 pm||Judges visit to each team|
|4:00 pm – 5:30 pm||Presentation and Judges and audience Votes|
|5:30 pm – 6:00 pm||Speech from guests and judges|
|6:00 pm – 6:15 pm||Award Ceremony|
|6:15 pm – 6:30 pm||Closing|
|6:30 pm onwards||Dinner and Networking|