Inputting your site's 2 global nominations andPeople's Choice nomination into your local page
People's Choice nomination is completely up to you! This can be done on social media, a local vote, or however else you choose. You will submit this choice on Sunday night. A leaderboard will be available on the website
Promoting the People's Choice judging process in your location
Promote your site's choice to the broader Space Apps community
Global Judging timeline for 2014 was as follows, 2015 aims to be similar but may extend due to volume of projects
Best Use of Data, Best Use of Hardware, Best Mission Concept, Galactic Impact, and Most Inspirational.
Concludes 1 month after event
Project Accelerator Toolkit
A new resource for communities interested in supporting the post-hackathon process
It is recommended to keep introductory presentation time down and allow teams time to work whenever ready
Teams can work on projects as long as they would like on the weekend of the event
Be sure to make sure participants stick to a predetermined amount of time
We want to encourage an environment of collaboration so prizes should not be so big that teams are reluctant to collaborate or share information because they are fiercely competing against each other for a big prize!
In addition to 2 global nominees, sites will submit a people's choice from local sites, determined by a vote of participants. The top 25 will to be voted on at the global level
Everyone will register individually. Teams submitting projects can be identified by their team when the project is submitted. Individual participants must be registered to their team's site on spaceappschallenge.org in order to be eligible for global awards.
can we register new people during the event "on the spot" even if we reached our max capacity stated in the location page ? Menna Hamza
Participants will not be able to register if you've hit max capacity but you can expand the number if you have more participants
it would be very useful if you could provide more details about 2015 challenges, that will help us approaching suitable mentors. Menna Hamza
There is no last date for the venue, it can be changed at any time. It is recommended to be posted as soon as possible. If you don't know your venue yet, add a note to your local page saying a venue announcement is coming soon!
We would like to provide some hardware (e.g. raspberry pi, camera modules) for our teams to use for their solutions. We will need to organise this very early. Which hardware would be reasonable to provide under consideration of the challenges? Nils Moenning, York
You can set a deadline on an independent website and move max capacity to reflect the number of registrants on that date
Can I charge for entrance?
No. Space Apps is a government event and we cannot charge admission
How do I keep track of people's choice voting?
You can choose whatever method works best for you. Some teams have used hashtag trackers in previous years and counted tweets with a tool in previous years
How does Space Apps facilitate global sponsorship?
NASA cannot solicit sponsorship and local sponsorships must be coordinated individually. Please notify the organizing team with sponsors interested in offering sponsorship to all sites if a sponsor is interested.