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Edlira Kasaj

1026 days ago
  • The Space Apps website- Opened earlier last week
Blake G
  • email web@spaceappschallenge.org if you're having issues with the website
  • email elizabeth@spaceappschalleng.org or blake.garcia@spaceappschallenge.org if you have not received details for how to log in 
  • Opening of public registration
Blake G
  • March 2nd- people can begin signing up
  • People will register for your event and give background on their skills
  • Promotion of your local event to engage diverse participation
  • Space Apps does not just cover "apps" there is a significant hardware component, diverse set of participants encouraged to participate, not just coders
  • Reports
  • Name, skills, and other information will be available to hosts during the registration period
  • Challenges
  • Challenge launch date: March 11th
  • Challenges are being approved by NASA legal team, will be posted March 11th. Themes are already available: Outer Space, Earth, Humans and Robotics
  • To see samples of past challenges, look at 2014.spaceappschallenge.org for last year's challenges
  • Translation of challenges
Blake G
  • Doc of the challenges will be released in English to be translated, let the organizing team know if you are looking for collaborators to translate into your local language
  • The event weekend 
  • Data bootcamp (in NYC and other interested cities)
  • Designed to encourage broad range of participation in Space Apps
  • Hosted in NYC and will feature programming on APIs, data, hardware and ways to be part of a hackathon as a non-techie, etc.
Blake G
  • Focus is Women in Data, many of the sessions will be led by women experts
  • Local sites are not required to host a bootcamp
  • Local judging
  • Basic criteria available at spaceappschallenge.org but you have control over judging at your local event
  • Local awards and prizes
  • 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 competing against each other for a big prize!
  • Judging criteria
  • Nominations for global judging
  • Local leads are being asked to select two teams for global judging
  • 1 month after Space Apps, NASA will select 5 global winners to be invited to a NASA launch event
  • Projects being submitted for global judging will be asked to create a 1 minute video to present projects to NASA judges in the week following Space Apps.
  • Nomination for People's Choice
  • In addition to 2 global nominees, sites will submit a people's choice from local sites
  • For leads
  • Branding and designs
  • Information document
  • Document contains information to help craft a press release, relay information to sponsors
  • Host letters
  • We can send a letter confirming local leads. Please email blake.garcia@spaceappschallenge.org
  • Potential collaborators
  • Working to find ways to connect you with organizations that want to offer resources/APIs, etc. to Space Apps sites on a broader level.
  • If you have a sponsor that wants to engage with other cities as well, let us know and we can put them in touch.
  • Audrey Rhodes, Lomé, TOGO, West Africa
Brian A
  • Brian Amu, Nairobi, Kenya
Shpend L
  • Shpend Lila, Prishtina, Kosovo.
  • Caley Burke, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Edlira K
Mikko L
  • Mikko Lampi, Mikkeli, Finland
Prawesh S
  • Prawesh Shrestha, Kathmandu Nepal
Faith U
  • Faith Urban, Brevard County, Florida
Bob B
  • Bob Berardino, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, USA
Melina K
  • Melina Korvenkontio, Idean, Helsinki, Finland
  • Kadja Manninen, Idean, Helsinki, Finland
kofi L
  • LATZOO kofi sika , Dakar , Sénégal , West Africa
Urska P
  • Urska Starc Peceny, Vienna, Austria
  • please,  we need to know more about the registration process on the website, do you get info about teams or individuals or both ? Menna Hamza
Blake G
  • Everyone will register individually. Teams submitting projects can be identified by their team when the project is submitted
  • 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
Edlira K
  • Can we have an example from last year in terms of challanges? So we can have an idea of how they are? 
  • Please How to join the call (with any email address) ? 
  • You can join the call by following this link:
  • What are the challenge themes?
  • Please, we need to add lead our city on the web site for changes how it's done? 
  • send an email to web@spaceappschallenge.org
  • Please the stickers were sent ALREADY for each city?  I did send the form quite late, am I going to have stickers anyway???
Blake G
  • Stickers have been ordered and will be received before Space Apps. 
  • If you sent the form in by the deadline, you will receive stickers. 
Ben N
  • When do we expect the stickers to arrive?
  • We hope everyone will have their stickers by the end of March, but cannot be sure of shipping times for international sites.  Once stickers are shipped, we will have tracking information and can track their progress.
Ben N
  • T-shirt design - can we modify them to include sponsor logos (eg, on the arms or back)?
  • When will be the awards published? Once you have the local nominees, how long does it take to know the global winners? Yolanda Alonso
  • We plan to publish the global awards one month after Space Apps - May 11th
  • Will we be able to enlarge the maximum capacity (registration limit) once the registration has started? Yolanda Alonso
  • Yes, you can change the maximum capacity anytime.
  • Do we have a deadline time to select the local nominees for the global awards in the website? Yolanda Alonso
Blake G
  • Local nominees need to be submitted by midnight (PST) on Sunday
  • The website says participants will be able to work with publicly available data (I guess from NASA?). Where is that available data? How can they work with it? Will that be explained? Yolanda Alonso
  • How will be the bootcamp on Friday 10th, via streaming? At what time? Yolanda Alonso 
  • The bootcamp will be streamed live on Friday, April 10th and will also be uploaded and available online after the event.
Yolanda A
  • What is exactly the global prize? 
  • Attendance at a NASA launch event (travel not included)
Edlira K
  • The Bootcamp event is a one day event? Does it happen one day before the weekend? I could not understand that..
  • Yes, it is one day on April 10th, the day before the weekend.

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