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.
NASA has many logo restrictions, please do not use the NASA logo in any promotional material, or linked with any other sponsor logos. You can use the logo on its own, however (e.g. using all the stickers we are sending you).
If our place to host the challenge can accomodate up to for example 150 attendees and we managed to change the place or adjust accomodation later, is it possible to re-open the registration? (Essraa Abbas)
Can people start working on the challenges once they are published March 11th before the Hackathon days? (Essraa Abbas)
Lisha says: In Glasgow last year we did have one team that wrote a theoretical paper about what they wanted to do in advance, but only did the actual WORK on the challenge during the weekend. (Don't know if that helps) Thx Lisha :)
Is there any advance information about the Data Bootcamp that local sites can use to build their own local Bootcamp? (Lisha Sterling)
Yes. There is a list of workshop topics available we can share. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you would like to be put into contact with someone who can provide more details
Can the challenge be run on days other than the 11th and 12th of April? weekend in Egypt is Fri, Sat. (Essraa Abbas) Lisha says: I can tell you from the past that in Israel they have run the event over Fri, Sat which is the weekend there. It's nice when you can have livestreaming of your local event even when you are starting before everyone else, because that helps build the Global sense of things. :)
Splunk offer- Splunk plans on contributing $50,000 to be distributed globally to sponsor sites and will also offer technical support. Reach out to Lisha@geekswobounds.org for additional information about coordinating with global sponsors