Loading...
NASA Hackathon Event2018-10-19T07:42:19+00:00

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

STEVE JOBS

The Event

Space Apps is a 48 hours global hackathon, engaging thousands of problem solvers each year across the globe. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space.

For the first time, Craiova will take part in the largest global hackathon in the world! Join us on October 20-21 for the 2018 International Space Apps Challenge!

You can take a look at the International Space Apps Challenge 2017 in numbers here.

Who can participate in the hackathon?

Coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, students, engineers, entrepreneurs, artists, and problem solvers of all types, everyone enthusiastic about space, this event is for you! The event is free and open to the public. Participation is limited to a number of 70 participants so make sure to sign up once registration opens.

Gather a team of people with a diverse background, choose your challenge and register. Over 48 hours you work together to develop an innovative solution to your challenge (be it a website, a mobile app, a concept or a hardware prototype). Your team will present the solution to an audience and a jury that will be announced soon. The best solutions will then compete on a global level!

Join in this Collaborative, Problem-Solving, Open Innovation Competition!

This year’s theme is Earth and Space. The six challenge categories are:

  • Can You Build A…
  • Help Others Discover The Earth
  • Volcanoes, Icebergs, And Asteroids (Oh My)
  • What The World Needs Now Is
  • An Icy Glare
  • A Universe Of Beauty And Wonder

Here are some of the reasons why you should participate.

Location Details

This year location will be held the Museum of National Sciences, Street Popa Șapcă 8, Craiova, Romania. And we will have access to the awesome Planetarium.

Please bring your laptop and charger, mouse and mouse-pad, notebook, pen and pencils, comfortable clothes, headphones and music, glasses and medication if necessary, whatever else you might need to complete your project including installed software. Optionally you can bring an extension cord and a Wi-Fi dongle.

Mentors

Alin
Mechenici

+ INFO

Ramona
Manda

+ INFO

Victor
Cleja

+ INFO

Dorel
Pîslan

+ INFO

Cosmin
Cara

+ INFO

Mihai
Tudorache

+ INFO

Judges

Gabriel Barbu – Senior Software Engineer, iQuest
Marius Nicoli – Professor at C.N. “Fratii Buzesti”
Mirel Cosulschi – Associate Professor, Computer Science / University of Craiova
Mihai Gabroveanu – Assistant Professor, Computer Science / University of Craiova
Octavian Georgescu – Professor and Founder Astrobotic Club
Victor Ciura – Technical Lead, Caphyon

Schedule

Saturday, October 20th
  • Registration

  • Team Forming

  • Opening

  • Start Competition

  • Officially closing the day (but you can still work)

Sunday, October 21st
  • Start competition Day 2

  • Lunch Break

  • Team Pitches

  • Deliberation

  • Winners Announcements

OUR SPONSORS

Register

The number of participants is limited to 40. Make sure you are among them.

Register now on the NASA’s official website. Sign up / login on the right sidebar.