Discover

Get to know more about previous
2013, 2014, 2015 challenges.

 

Register

Register yourself or a team on the international website.

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Select

Pick a challenge and start brainstorming.

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Pre-event bootcamp

Come meet your team members and other participants for an introduction and drinks one week prior to the event (15th April).

Hackathon weekend

Participate at the Sydney venue for the full weekend of fun (23rd-24th April).

 

Announcements

Local judging, winners and 2 teams nomination for global judging.

 

FAQs

 

 

I don't code, can I still participate?

Absolutely. Everyone can participate. Hackathons are technology development marathons that draw on the talents and initiative of bright minded developers, engineers, technologists, designers, and anyone with a passion and desire to have an immediate impact on the world. They are open to anyone who has a passion for making a difference and are focused on developing real solutions to global challenges.

How much does it cost?

Nothing to participants. We're working with sponsors to make the event free of charge.

How do I choose a challenge?

You can choose any challenge that captures your imagination and uses your skills. you can work on any of the offered projects (or create-your-own if you need to).

How do I form or find a team?

Start by taking a good look through the challenges (coming soon) and select a few that interest you. Register (coming soon) on the web site and ask your teammate to do the same. To put a great team together, there will be a system at the bootcamp event for identifying people with certain skills, but you’ll need to talk to people to find out exactly what they can offer. At the bootcamp event, we will officialise the teams.

Can I start now?

We want to encourage your enthusiasm, so you are welcome to form teams before the event and to start figuring out how you will tackle the challenges. Of course, there is no need to do anything in advance, it's entirely up to you. The two day event gives your team a chance to work together in person and we hope you will do most of the work over the weekend so that you can work collaboratively with others. The idea is not for you to just build the best app ever. It's to create a team who will do something better than any of us can do on our own.

How will I submit a solution?

Registered participants will be able to submit their projects online for judging at www.spaceappschallenge.org during the event weekend from 23-24 April 2016.

How will projects be judged?

Projects will be judged at Local level first and then 2 teams will be nominated for global judging the global level is done by a NASA panel winners will be in 5 categories: Best Use of Hardware, Best Use of Data, Most Inspiring, Galactic Impact, Best Mission Concept. A 6th award will be publicly determined in the People's Choice category.

Are you looking for volunteers or mentors?

Yes. If you're interested in helping out at the event, email us.

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