April 21, 2012, 11:25 a.m.
An initiative of the Open Government Partnership, the International Space Apps Challenge will showcase the impact that people working together around the world can have on addressing challenges, both on earth and in space.
April 21, 2012, 10:04 a.m.
The challenge I’ve been set is set to “Hack your way into space.” I like a challenge…
Now it’s early days for us at UNSA so resources are limited – it’s basically me, a smart phone and a spaceship called Optimism. I need some help.
April 21, 2012, 9:56 a.m.
Morning Space Hackers! The Internet is buzzing with your great activities. Magic is connecting us:
I'm in Toronto, Canada watching CJ Hendrix present via ustream about Humanitarian Exchange Language (HXL) in Lausanne and chatting on IRC with Alp who is in Istanbul and Herr Flupke (of the virtual coordinator ops team- vops).
April 21, 2012, 8:28 a.m.
Jambo, and hello from the International Space Apps Challenge in Nairobi, Kenya! It's currently 3:30pm on day one and participants are gathered at the iHub busy building and coding solutions to some of the many challenge statements posted.
April 19, 2012, 1 p.m.
The planning of this event has given me the opportunity to interact and meet many different people with varying backgrounds locally and globally, but who are just as enthusiastic about global collaboration through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in addition to the innovation and creativity that will inevitably spark from the Space Apps Challenge. I am not much of a techie, but through the planning of this event I have become much more familiar with some excellent communicative and collaborative tools allowing the free flow of information and ideas across town and across the world. I am so excited (and anxious) to see the city of Miami (and all the locations) team up and work together with other concerned citizens around the world.
April 19, 2012, 9:44 a.m.
Leading up to the event, Gov2.0Radio has produced a series of really engaging interviews with organizers, subject matter experts and local organizers from around the world. Gov2.0Radio will also provide live coverage throughout the weekend. They will be sharing the latest news from the lead cities, compiling a "best of the day" episode to highlight the success stories, and doing special interviews with some of the participants. We encourage you to check out their special feature page on Challenge Weekend which gives a consolidated view of all the action.
April 19, 2012, 4:35 a.m.
As we get ready for the International Space Apps Challenge and start to think about the solutions we plan to develop around one of the many challenges this weekend, I really encourage you to consider your creative approach. Are you thinking about the problem in a traditional way or are you really stretching yourself creatively? What are the decisions, practices, regulations, and laws that you are letting nurture or constrain your creative work?