May 18, 2012, 2:40 a.m.
We are very excited to announce the Global winners of the International Space Apps Challenget. It was truly a global collaboration with thousands of people and organizations around the world participating and all the solutions submitted were incredible. This event celebrated technology development in its most positive context—using minimal resources and maximum brainpower to create outside- the-box solutions in response to interesting problems. The six global winners were announced today at a reception held by Innovation Endeavors and Talent House in Palo Alto, CA.
May 1, 2012, 11:51 p.m.
In addition to the 25 locations working on challenges around the world, the International Space Apps Challenge had one additional - and very unique - location: virtual participation. Virtual participants logged in from all over to connect with each other, connect with physical locations, form teams, and get to work. Learn more about virtual participation and the global nominees that have emerged
April 30, 2012, 2:19 p.m.
On April 21-22, 2012, NYTECH was fortunate and privileged to have organized the New York chapter of the International Space Apps Challenge. Led by NASA as part of the United States’ domestic commitments to the Open Government Partnership, the event brought together thousands of participants from 25 locations around the globe with the goal of solving complex problems relevant to both Earth and space research. Pivotal Labs hosted the event, which had previously hosted the NYC Big Apps Competition and for whom hack-a-thons were old hat. We also had the great pleasure of collaborating with StartupBus, a group of diehard techies that organize cross-country hackathons on, you guessed it, busses. Sponsors included Twilio, GitHub, Amazon Web Services, VitaminWater and PerkyJerky.
April 25, 2012, 6:06 p.m.
The International Space Apps Challenge, held on 21-22 April 2012, was a very productive event. 100+ solutions were developed in less than 48 hours, and although a few teams are still submitting their solutions to the website, we wanted to provide a summary of the 100+ reasons what you did at the event made a difference! We have listed out all unique solutions submitted below, in alphabetical order, and included a one or two sentence elevator-pitch description of each. We have also included a link to the solution page if you are interested in finding out more information about the solution, want to view or download the code, share a comment, contact the team, or in some cases view a demo or prototype of the solution itself. If you are one of the participants and would like to improve the description we have for your project, please email us your updates at [email protected].
April 25, 2012, 5:43 p.m.
We had a slow start to the morning on Sunday, April 22. Four of us stayed overnight at the Engineering Center. Some of us slept, some of us persisted through the night. A fresh set of muffins and a full carafe of piping hot arabica coffee were brought in to help rejuvenate the zombies. After wiping the rheum from their eyes, the Space App’ers were back up and running around 0900. By 1100, once the full team was back, they were at full speed.
April 23, 2012, 7:07 a.m.
This weekend, NASA successfully fulfilled a commitment on behalf of the United States as part of the Open Government Partnership Domestic Action Plan. The stated goal of the event, per the US Action Plan, was to "promote innovation through international collaboration". Space exploration was the ideal catalyst to foster this culture of innovation, and NASA, in collaboration with 8 government agencies and 103 other organizations, hosted the International Space Apps Challenge in 25 cities in 17 countries on all seven continents and online. The event held 21-22 April 2012 brought together 2,083 registered participants (ages 16-70) together to address 71 challenges. More than 100 unique solutions were developed in less then 48 hours during the event. All solutions were developed in a completely open source environment, and each have their own unique potential to go even further to address world and space technology challenges.
April 22, 2012, 9:38 p.m.
It is 01:00 EDT now on April 22, 2012 after a long day of developing and brainstorming. About 19 hours earlier morning we encountered a near monsoon on the way to the Miami Space Apps Venue...