Join us for one of world’s largest coding events, hosted by NASA on 12-13 April 2014, and design an app that could end up in space!
The Space Apps Challenge is a global student-organized event created by NASA, its supporting agencies and collaborating companies. The Challenge takes place at locations across the globe simultaneously, and the Constant Contact office in San Francisco is among the 84 host locations.
The Challenge is a codeathon-style event, which will bring together people interested in collaborating on developing solutions to address some of NASA's real-life challenges, to improve life on Earth and in space. Challenges cover five areas – technology in space; human space flight; asteroids; Earth watch; and robotics - and data visualization and educational challenges will cut across all five themes. Find out more about the challenges involved at https://2014.spaceappschallenge.org/challenge/
The challenge is an international collaboration between government agencies, organizations, academic institutions and individuals from across the globe. Participants will work together in teams to create these solutions over the two-day event. Over 9,000 people participated simultaneously in last year’s event from over 50 locations on the globe.
San Francisco’s event is organized and run by former SpaceApps winners and with the support of Constant Contact.
Participants are encouraged to form teams, whose members can be either physically co-located or collaborating remotely from other locations. Local winners will be nominated to compete at a global level, and winning global projects will go on show at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, with the winning teams receiving special attention from NASA to further develop their app.
The NASA Space Apps Challenge will take place from 9.30am on Saturday, 12 April until 6.30pm on Sunday, 13 April. Before the event ends, teams will present their solutions to a panel of judges and their peers attending the event. The challenge is open to anyone interested in helping humankind explore space.
Projects Nominated for Global Judging
Best Use of HardwareSat Alert
Best Use of DataHalley's Hitchhikers
Projects Receiving Local AwardsPopular Choice - GESTURE-CONTROLLED-ROBO
1st Place - Sat Alert
2nd Place - Halley's Hitchhikers
- SpaceApps SF webpage
- SpaceApps SF Flickr
- SpaceApps SF Foursquare
- @SpaceAppsSF Twitter
- Twitter Feeds and Local Questions (Meteor)
- Youtube live channel SF
The following projects were worked on at San Francisco:
GESTURE-CONTROLLED-ROBOProject Members from this location
Our project can help astronauts do a multitude of tasks. We want to make a robot efficient enough to be faster and better than the astronaut at a particular task, independent of environmental issues. We can do this through different robots with different purposes, all controlled with Leap Moti... Visit Project
Halley's HitchhikersProject Members from this location
Our project hopes to excite and educate people of all ages by showing the actual data for detectable asteroids. As more data becomes available the objects, images, speeds and relative location will automatically populate. By allowing users to grab and rotate asteroids, we hope to increase inte... Visit Project