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NASA International Space Apps Challenge
NASA InternationalSpace Apps Challenge20-21 April, Sofia, Telerik Software AcademySvetlin NakovTelerik Software Academyacademy.telerik.com Technical Trainerwww.nakov.com
12Table of ContentsBehind the InitiativeWhat is Space Apps Challenge?What are the Challenges?When and Where Will It Take Place?How to Participate?What to Expect on a Local Scale?What Will Be the Final Stage?Why Join the Event?More Information
2Behind the InitiativeNASAThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United StatesNASA International Space Apps ChallengeInternational mass collaborationCitizens working together on global challengesSpace exploration and improvement of life on Earth through technologiesOpen-source development and technologies100+ challenges (problems) prepared by NASAThe US governments agency responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research.
3What is Space Apps Challenge?4Hackathon in 40+ countries,75 cities, onsite & online
The ChallengesFour categories:SoftwareHardwareCitizen ScienceData VisualizationData and images provided by NASA5
6When, Where and How?April 20-21 at Telerik Academy48-hour hackathon for developers, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs and enthusiastsTeams can start earlier and work for weeksAt the end of the eventTeams present their projects publiclyLocal jury awards the Bulgarian championsBest solutions attend theworld finals in NASA
6How to Participate?Gather a team or take part individuallyNo limit in age, team size, nationality, etc.Choose a challenge to solveRegister for participationStart preparation (now)Join the event (20-21 April)Develop your unique ideaPresent your work at the local finals in Sofia
What to Expecton a Local Scale?A two-day event (20-21 April)Bring your own laptop100+ problems to choose fromNASAs data and imagesPerform a research to find themDevelopment of an open-source solutionPresenting in front of the jury3 local winners to enter the global contest
What Will Be the Final Stage?Submit two-minute videos by May 1Public voting in May Selection of the global winners by NASAs judges by June 1Announcement of winning projects on NASAs web site and receivingglobal recognition2012s winners9
Why Join the Event?Participate in an exciting global hackathonGain new experience to put on your CVWork with teams all over the worldContribute to the exploration ofspace and improvement of life on EarthReceive recognition for contribution to societyand the development of technologyFind new friends and colleaguesTry to win the prizesHave a fun10Useful LinksNASA Space Apps Challenge Official Web Site Space Apps Challenge Sofia Local SiteSpace Apps Challenge Sofia @ FacebookSpace Apps Challenge Sofia @ TwitterSpace Apps Challenge Sofia @ Tumblr11