What’s Going On
- We are holding a 45 min Google Hangout with a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for each of the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) challenges
- The SMEs on the Hangout either developed the challenge or are in the same office as the one who did
- The SMEs will answer questions both via video from those on the Hangout and from Twitter
Hangout Schedule – All challenges will have two hangouts; one on Thursday, April 18 and another on Saturday, April 20. Times are in Eastern (GMT-4).
- Thursday 9:15 AM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVU_TbB5Ohg&feature=youtu.be
- Saturday 2:10 PM (Sunday 4:10 AM AEST)
- Thursday 12:15 PM
- Saturday 3:10 PM (Sunday 5:10 AM AEST)
How to participate
- There is no sign-up for participating in the Hangout; it is being arranged separately through location leads
- To ask questions via Twitter, use the hashtags associated with the challenges
- We will start gathering questions over the 24 hours before the Hangout, since people may be sleeping/working during the Hangout. We will be on Twitter during the Hangout to collect questions people think of as the Hangout goes on.
- We will answer as many questions as we can during the Hangout. Questions that the SMEs don’t know the answer to off-hand, have follow-up links for, or didn’t get to will be posted on the Hackpad afterwards. We will try to answer as many questions we as can, but there is no guarantee every question will be answered.
- The discussion will be in English. Please translate any questions into English before submitting via Twitter.
Watching the Hangout
- Watch the Hangout via YouTube
o After the chat, the video will be available on YouTube for replay. YouTube has to process the video, so there will be a delay between when the chat ends and the video is available.
- Planned schedule
o 4-6 min: Introduce the Hangout and the SME
o 40 min: alternate between answering questions via video from those on the Hangout and via Twitter
Questions on the Google Hangout logistics can be directed to KSC-DL-Space-Apps@mail.nasa.gov . Questions for the Subject Matter Experts should be submitted via Twitter using the challenge hashtags.
Updates on the Hangouts will be made directly to this post on Tumblr.
Two organisations, CloudSigma and Dimension Data, have offered complimentary cloud computing resources to participants in the Space Apps Challenge. Also, Tropo is offering free SMS and Voice services to all participants of the International Space Apps Challenge.
These come without endorsement of NASA or the Space Apps Challenge, and we are unable to offer technical or other support regarding them.
Please don’t hesitate to ask about at the event for details
Not sure how you can keep up this weekend’s Aussie Space Apps Challenge action?