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Introduction


NASA INTERNATIONAL SPACE APPS CHALLENGE

October 19–20, 2019

Sydney, Australia

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Introduction


NASA INTERNATIONAL SPACE APPS CHALLENGE

October 19–20, 2019

Sydney, Australia

REGISTER

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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 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. 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 this event to be a part of creating the next generation of space technology!

Astronaut Drew Feustel
from I.S.S. Welcomes YOU to #SpaceApps 2018!

NASA Space Apps Challenge 2018 - Sydney, Australia

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 visualisations, 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 - 2019

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Benjamin Morrell

Robotics Technologist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Developing robotic systems for air, space, and ground with a focus on state estimation, localisation, mapping, and trajectory optimisation. Leading the perception subteam in the Darpa Subterranean Challenge, with a focus on accurate, large-scale global localisation in underground environments.

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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

Event date will be October 19–20, 2019.

Register (and follow our Facebook page) to get updates.

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Step 2: Pick a challenge

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

Details of challenges will be announced in October.

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Step 3: Information Day

Join us on our 'Information Day' on 12 October 2019, to form your team and enjoy provided workshops.

Agenda of the day is here.

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Step 4: Attend the Hackathon!

Join us for the hackathon weekend (October 19–20, 2019) and develop your solution.

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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)

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

 

PRIZES FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS


Google:

$300 - $3,000 USD Cloud Platform credits, for suite of cloud computing services to allow participants to easily launch cloud based applications (mobile, web, IoT, etc).

Microsoft

$200 USD in credits to access to Microsoft Azure Program and Microsoft AI for Earth technical resources.

Neustar

Free, one-year registration of a domain name and website builder. Neustar is a website builder to make Space Apps projects more accessible, via social media and beyond.

Sinergise (Sentinel Hub)

30-day free trial with a 1-year free account to local winners: a platform for the processing and distribution of Earth observation (EO) data for easy integration with web, desktop, or mobile applications

 
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Workshops 2019


2019 WORKSHOPS

Join us on Information Day

There will be educational workshops for you!

Workshops 2019


2019 WORKSHOPS

Join us on Information Day

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. 

 
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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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The power of Location Data:

Shona Chisholm from HERE Technologies will give a brief introduction to the importance of location data in the modern world, and how you can utilise their developer tools for your Space Apps challenge project. You’ll learn how to easily visualize data on a map – and publish to websites with a few simple steps.

 
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Work with Virtual Reality:

VR is a strongly emerging medium for entertainment and education. In this workshop, you will be shown everything you need to get started for creating VR experiences on (Android) mobile devices. We will be covering the "Google VR" and "Oculus VR" platforms for Android phones and the newly released Oculus Quest. You will be introduced to all the software and hardware needed, with the view of developing those skills over the week before the actual hackathon. Good luck all!

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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: 12 October 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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!

From: 9:00 am - October 19, 2019
Till: 4:00 pm - October 20, 2019
Address: University of Technology Sydney, Building 11, 81 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007, Room CB11.00.100 (based on lower ground)


2019 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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GET IN TOUCH

We look forward to hearing from you

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