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Intro


NASA OPEN INNOVATION INITIATIVE

OCTOBER 20-21, 2018

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Intro


NASA OPEN INNOVATION INITIATIVE

OCTOBER 20-21, 2018

Register

 

What is the NASA Space Apps Challenge?

For 48 hours, problem solvers from all over the world join NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge, one of the largest hackathons and part of NASA’s Open Innovation ProgramNASA 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. Students, experts, engineers, makers, artists, storytellers -- Space Apps is for everyone! 

Our goal is to continue to develop the thriving tech community in Sydney by giving talented problem solvers an opportunity to showcase their skills for the greater good. This represents the core of NASA's Open Innovation Initiative

Join us on 2018 event to be a part of creating the next generation of space technology!

 

We welcome ALL passionate problem solvers to join our community of innovators. Participants from across the globe have already created thousands of open-source solutions together through code, data visualizations, hardware and design. 

NASA Open Innovation Initiative is a model for innovation. The ability to contribute towards solving meaningful challenges is the most important motivator for most participants in mass collaboration.


Our Special Guest Speaker

We have our special guest in our 2018 event, Dr. Patricia A. Jacobberger, Ph.D, Senior Advisor of the Earth Science Division of NASA's Science Mission Directorate.  Prepare your questions and join us on NASA Space Apps Sydney 2018.

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Dr. Patricia A. Jacobberger,

Ph.D, Senior Advisor of the Earth Science Division of NASA's Science Mission Directorate. 

 

Patricia Jacobberger, Ph. D is Senior Advisor in NASA’s Earth Science Division. She has responsibility for the development and coordination of collaborations in Earth system science and observations, and leads NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge. Prior to joining NASA in 2010, she spent 25 years doing field research in Africa and working with satellite data as a scientist and educator for the Smithsonian Institution, followed by 6 years managing global change programs at the US Geological Survey. She has extensive teaching experience, and has served as a subject matter expert for The Discovery Channel and IMAX Films. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and popular articles, and is a recipient of the Eugene M. Shoemaker Award for Communications Excellence. Dr. Jacobberger received her Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and her Ph.D in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis.

 
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Speaker


GUEST SPEAKERLt Col Tucker “Cinco“ Hamilton!

Speaker


GUEST SPEAKERLt Col Tucker “Cinco“ Hamilton!

 

Lt Col Tucker "Cinco" Hamilton is a Experimental Fighter Test Pilot for the United States Air Force. He is also the Director of the F-35 Integrated Test Force and Commander of the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, California. He directs an integrated team of over 1,000 active duty, government civilians, and contractors in the planning, execution and reporting of F-35 Developmental Testing. Cinco started his Air Force career as an operational F-15C pilot.  He supported multiple Red Flag Exercises and real world Operation Noble Eagle missions where he protected the President of the United States; at times escorting Air Force One. He then served as an Air Liaison Officer in Germany where he was the director of operations for a key command and control squadron. While serving in Germany he was hand-selected to be the initial cadre for the first  MC-12 squadron in Afghanistan; heralding in the Air Force's first tactical Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance aircraft. He served as the Chief Instructor for 200+ aircrew and accumulated over 400 combat hours directly supporting ground forces. After his time in the MC-12 he attended the USAF Test Pilot School (TPS) where he flew 30 different aircraft, wrote 38 technical reports, and took part in the first Automatic Air Collision Avoidance System testing.

Lt Col Hamilton has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado (’02), an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Tennessee (’09), and an M.S. in Flight Test Engineering from the USAF Test Pilot School (’12).

 
 
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Get on board


GET INVOLVEDHave you ever thought about solving a NASA challenge? 
Now it's your time to show the world what you can do!

Get on board


GET INVOLVEDHave you ever thought about solving a NASA challenge? 
Now it's your time to show the world what you can do!

Step 1: Register

Registration is now open in our global page.

Follow our Facebook page to get updates.

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Step 2: Pick a challenge

Challenges for 2018 are detailed in next sections.

Choose a Challenge that captures your imagination and uses your skills. 

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Step 3: Information Day

Join us on Saturday 13th October, 2018 on our 'Information Day' to form your team and enjoy provided workshops.

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Step 4: Hackathon!

Join us for the hackathon weekend (October 20-21, 2018) and develop your solution.

 Happy hackthing!

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Challenges


CHALLENGES 2018

Sneak Peek at 2018 Challenge Categories!

Challenges


CHALLENGES 2018

Sneak Peek at 2018 Challenge Categories!

Greetings, Space Apps crew!  

Developed by NASA, Space Apps participants will be asked to create solutions to mission-related challenges broken into six categories. Stay tuned to these evolving mission categories to find challenges that inspire you.
As Space Apps 2018 gets closer, we encourage you to use social media and #SpaceApps, #SpaceAppsSydney to connect your ideas with your fellow problem solvers. Science, technology, creativity: diverse teams create the strongest solutions!

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Workshops


2018 WORKSHOPS

There will be educational workshops for you!

Workshops


2018 WORKSHOPS

There will be educational workshops for you!

The followings are the workshops provided by our sponsors to help you up-skill and build more professional solutions. Please refer to our Agenda to find out about the times of the workshops.

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Open Innovation and Ideation: How to build a winning solution

The session will be an interactive workshop, teaching participants to use techniques to narrow down the aspects of the challenge they want to work on, and come up with the effective, creative and innovative solution. Other than a whole lot of fun and games the agenda includes:

  • Impact Mapping

  • Event Storming

  • Pairing and Mobbing

  • Value Slicing

 
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Creating Voice Experiences with Amazon Alexa Skills: From Idea to Testing

This session will walk you through how to build an Alexa skill, how to implement an intent, deploy to AWS Lambda, and how to register and test a skill. You’ll walk out of the session with knowledge of how to bring your idea to life with voice and Alexa skills.

Learning outcomes:
· Understand Alexa Skills building fundamentals
· Dive into Voice Design and Voice User-Interface
· How to build engaging voice experiences

Amazon Alexa will also be providing Echo’s as a prize for the winning team in the “Best use of Voice category”

Attendees can create a free Alexa developer account with the instructions below in preparation for the hackathon with the instructions below:
· Create an www.amazon.com.au account.
· Sign in to the Alexa developer account using the same email for your amazon.com.au account by going to this website:https://developer.amazon.com/alexa-skills-kit/anz.
· Sign up for an AWS account (www.aws.amazon.com) if you don’t already have one. Complete the verification steps for enabling an Amazon verified account, including payment details, profile info, and phone verification as applicable.


 
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Be Up And Running In Minutes:

The fastest way for developers to build, deploy, and scale containerised apps in the public cloud. 

OpenShift® Online is Red Hat's public cloud application deployment and hosting platform. Get on-demand access to OpenShift to build, deploy and manage scalable applications, operated and supported by Red Hat.

 
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Engaging and enticing your audience with Canva presentations

Anyone who’s given a presentation knows how nerve-wracking it can be. Your voice can give out, your laptop can fail, and your left leg can shake uncontrollably. But with a bit of preparation and some beautifully designed slides, you can keep your audience entertained – and keep your nerves in check. Canva is a design tool used by non-designers and professionals alike, making it the perfect tool for you to quickly, easily and professionally bring your ideas to life.

You will leave this session with:

- Some basic design principles to make sure your presentation is looking it's best

- You'll learn how to structure your presentation to make it epic

- And gain an understanding of how the Canva Editor works

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Prizes and Awards


PRIZES AND AWARDS

There will be Recognition for Sydney's Best Projects!

Prizes and Awards


PRIZES AND AWARDS

There will be Recognition for Sydney's Best Projects!

 

GLOBAL PRIZES

Two projects will be nominated from Sydney to global judging panel, judged by NASA executives

NASA Space Apps will reveal the global champion of each category few weeks after the event , And as a prize teams will be invited attend upcoming NASA’s Rocket Launch in NASA Kennedy Space Centre, Florida. (Travel costs is not included).

 

LOCAL PRIZES (SYDNEY WINNERS)

Amazon Alexa will also be providing Echo’s as a prize for the winning team in the “Best use of Voice category”.

Full list of Local Prizes will be announced on the event day!

 

PRIZES FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS


Thanks to our sponsors you will al get the following items just by participating the event:

  • Neustar is offering all participants a free, one-year registration of a domain name and website builder using .CO domains.

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) will be offering $500 in free AWS credits to each participant.

  • Google will be offering $300 in cloud credits for each participant and $3,000 in credits to startup teams

  • Microsoft is offering $200 in Azure credits for all participants to work on solutions to this year's challenges. 

  • Sinergise is offering the use of Sentinel Hub services for the processing and distribution of Earth observation data by providing a 30-day, full feature trial at http://www.sentinel-hub.com/create_account.

 
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See you soon


SEE YOU SOON

At NASA Space Apps Sydney

See you soon


SEE YOU SOON

At NASA Space Apps Sydney

Information Day

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NASA Space Apps Information Day, which is a gathering for participants to come together before Space Apps to get to know one another and to begin to ideate on projects. This is a time you can get more details about the event, form teams, learn from related presentations and workshops and prepare yourself for hackathon day. 

Date: October 13, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 13:00 pm
Address: University of Technology Sydney, Building 11, 81 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007, Room CB11.00.401


Hackathon Days

At Space Apps Sydney events, teams of technologists, scientists, designers and entrepreneurs work together to develop answers to some of the most pressing challenges on earth and space using publicly available NASA data. 

We invite everyone to be a part of this scientific exploration, as we unleash NASA’s data to problem solvers across the globe. We want you to join us in discovering our home planet at the NASA International Space Apps Sydney 2018!

From: October 20, 2018, (9:00 am)
Till: October 21, 2018, (18:00 pm)
Address: University of Technology Sydney, Building 11, 81 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007, Room CB11.00.100 (based on lower ground)


2018 SCHEDULE

Saturday 13 October

INFORMATION DAY

08:30 Arrival, registration, networking
09:00 Introduction to NASA Space Apps Sydney
09:15 Forming teams (Visit different Challenge Stations to find your interest)
09:45 Pitches time (People who know what they are going to work on, talk about their idea and tell what kind of skills they need for their team) 
1 min each person
10:00 RedHat Open Innovation Labs Workshop 
Open Innovation and Ideation: How to build a winning solution
11:15 RedHat Workshop
Be up and running in minutes 
12:00  Alexa Workshop
Creating Voice Experiences with Amazon Alexa Skills: From Idea to Testing
13:00 Wrap up

Saturday 20 October

HACKATHON DAY 1

08:00 Registration/ Coffee/ Mingling
09:00 Opening Keynotes + Introducing Sponsors, Mentors, Judges
09:30 Guest Speaker
10:00 Red Hat presentation (Optional)
10:30 Amazon Alexa presentation (Optional)
11:00 Hack your Solution
12:30 Lunch Break
13:00 Hack back on track
19:00 Dinner Break
19:30 Resume Hacking
23:59 Venue closes

Sunday 21 October

HACKATHON DAY 2

08:00 Venue opens
09:50 Coffee - Brief announcements
10:00 Canva Presentation (Optional)
12:30 Lunch Break
14:00 Submission deadline
14:30 Projects Presentation time
16:00 Awards/Closing Remarks


2018 Sponsors

We won’t be able to run an event of this caliber without the help of some incredible sponsors. Helping us with everything from logistics and planning, to making connections, and sponsoring in kind to allow us to take the event to the next level, we're excited to be working alongside them.

 
 
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