SERVIR Himalaya, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and YoungInnovations have once again partnered to organize International Space Apps Challenge Kathmandu 2014 on April 12-13, 2014. Also, CSIT Association of Nepal (CSITAN) and Robotics Association of Nepal (RAN) are supporting to make it successful.
Similar to 2012 and 2013, there are more than 60 challenges organized in five different thematic areas like technology in space, human spaceflight, asteroids, earth watch and robotics. Participants chooses the challenges from the pool and provide their innovative solutions during the hackathon. The winning team will be awarded with cash prize of Rs. 30,000, the first runner up with cash prize of Rs. 20,000 and the second runner up with cash prize of Rs. 10,000.
Orientation to Participants
Venue: Trade Tower Business Centre, Thapathali
Date: April 9, 2014, Wednesday
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Day I - April 12, 2014, Saturday
7:30 am - 9:00 am - Registration and breakfast
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 continues
Day II - April 13, 2014, Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 am - Venue opens
8:00 am - 9:00 am - Breakfast
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
Impact (Weightage: 30%)
If the product is completed, does it solve the challenge? To what degree does the product try to create an impact in solving the problem in the challenge?
Collaboration (Weightage: 10%)
Are the team members working together? Are the responsibilities spread equally among the team members? Can you see the product output as per the number of team members?
Product (Weightage: 30%)
How complete is the product? Do they have a long way to go? How user friendly is the technology?
Presentation (Weightage: 30%)How well did the team communicate? Are they effective in telling the story of the project and why it is important? How well did they respond to questions from judges?
Winner: NRs. 30,000
1st Runner up: NRs. 20,000
2nd Runner up: NRs. 10,000
Nomination for Global Competition and People's Choice Award
Judges will nominate two teams for global competition. The nominees will compete with other teams around the world. The teams will compete in one of the categories below:
1. Most Inspiring
2. Galactic Impact
3. Best Mission Concept
4. Best Use of Hardware
5. Best Use of Data
Beside two teams, one of the teams will be nominated for People's Choice Award globally. Pictures of each team is uploaded in the Space Apps Challenge Kathmandu Facebook page's album. The team with most 'likes' will be nominated for the award.
Like the team's picture you want to nominated for the award. Click here to go to the album.
Projects Nominated for Global Judging
Best Use of Datacoolnepal
People's choiceTRACK ME
Projects Receiving Local AwardsWinner - Cleancity
1st Runner up - coolnepal
2nd Runner up - Android Rover
The following projects were worked on at Kathmandu:
Crowdsource tracking wetlandProject Members from this location
Android application for tracking and visualizing wetland and it's plants' using android sdk and google map/openstreet map Web based gis analysis and visualization based on PHP, Openlayers, Jquery Unified database based storage using Postgresql and postgisVisit Project
MapSlideProject Members from this location
MapSlide is an open system for landslide mapping, documentation, data analysis and risk/susceptibility information system. It is composed of various components including web app, mobile app, MediaWiki etc.
Users can use the web/mobile app to map location and information regarding any l... Visit Project
KhojiProject Members from this location
we basically are working on web application where it is like an game. User can click on the pictures and then answer the corresponding question to itVisit Project
Incredible earthProject Members from this location
The project aims to allow people to suggest and vote on images of new places or phenomena taken from Earth-observing satellites.
- User will be permitted to group the images (create an album) with the available images.
- Like/vote the images.
- Categorize the images .<... Visit Project
know your earthProject Members from this location
This application is made purely for the informative purpose to the user .The app gives the information on different climatic and non climatic information of a certain location such as temperature, population, geography description etc. The information available from the app are historic and pr... Visit Project
iBroughtGreenProject Members from this location
iBroughtGreen is an initiative that could make you able to spot any Tree globally and mark it with your own name tag online.
iBroughtGreen is an online project that tags your name... Visit Project
Surmukhi Yantra (Sun Seeker)Project Members from this location
As the name suggest, "Suryamukhi Yantra" - Sun Seeker, our robotic prototype would move from one place to another seeking the solar radiation and hence would orientate the solar panel accordingly. The main aim of this project is to make optimal use of solar radiation in those places where the ... Visit Project
KATLERTProject Members from this location
Katlert is an instant alert system for earthquake. We think that Earthquake itself is a big alert so why does we need this. Most of us can feel the earthquake.
Importantly, we need to know that, Earthquake wave includes basically two types Primary wave (P-wave) and Secondary wave (S-wav... Visit Project
map-alertProject Members from this location
it is an android platform that sends a message alert along with the location details tracked with GPS device, to the network of organizations and volunteers. It then maps your area of alert and displays as the area of concern.Visit Project
Gamifying CrowdSource Garbage CollectionProject Members from this location
We aim to make garbage collection a fun thing. Human are competitive being so exploiting this fact to solve the global problem is what we are trying to do. We are building an android application through which the user would be able to either post about garVisit Project
The Earth WatchProject Members from this location
The objective of this project is to provide the normal population with an easy to use application that shows the inner/outer working of the earth ie What is going on in the earth?( Carbon Monoxide levels, Cloud Fractions, Humidity etc)Visit Project
Android RoverProject Members from this location
Android Rover is basically a surveillance robot like the ExoMars Rover, but it uses the computational power of an Android Smartphone for carrying out its tasks. Using the powerful OpenCV Libraries for Android, the robot can track, identify and follow a specific object, at the same time providi... Visit Project
coolnepalProject Members from this location
This project mainly consists of a sensors systems, android app and web app. The sensor system consists of microcontroller interfaced with two sensors namely temperature and humidity. These sensor system are deployed in different locations of a locality and forms a micro network between each ot... Visit Project
Earth Observer Airship SimulatorProject Members from this location
The project features simulation of unmanned airship which can be deployed as a mirror satellite for mapping imagery of earth surface, to study weather condition, assist during natural calamities, remote sensing, surveillance, communication, etc. for extended period of time. The simulator will... Visit Project
CleancityProject Members from this location
On the streets of Kathmandu, there are lots of places where wastes are gathered in one spot and left there. You may think these are just dumping sites but in reality these spots are just roadsides or unused plot of land. These locations are always ... Visit Project
TRACK MEProject Members from this location
A web app that displays pop-up's at various places around the world and asks users to guess where and what they are. this web app also allows it's user to find their current location just by clicking a button. The codes used for scripting are from HTML,java script,geojson.Visit Project
Gravity mapProject Members from this location
Gravity map uses WebGl to create virtual earth that visualizes value of gravity at different location on the surface of earth.Visit Project
Track-Me International Space Apps ChallangeProject Members from this location
The theme of our challange was to create a web app,game interface that displays the satellite image of the places and with the pop-up's at various places around the world it asks users to guess where and what they are.So this app can be used by all enthusiasts to know the interesting facts abo... Visit Project