1. ‪#‎QUT‬ will be hosting the ‪#‎SpaceApps‬ Brisbane event in the Science and Engineering Centre ‪#‎QUTSciEng‬. Free food and drinks will be provided, along withprizes for those teams that go above and beyond. In addition, Global prizes will be awarded by NASA to the best solutions around the world!

    ‪#‎QUT‬ will be hosting the ‪#‎SpaceApps‬ Brisbane event in the Science and Engineering Centre ‪#‎QUTSciEng‬. Free food and drinks will be provided, along withprizes for those teams that go above and beyond. In addition, Global prizes will be awarded by NASA to the best solutions around the world!

    • Posted on March 19, 2014.
  2. Participants and guests visit Yellowknife, Mars!

    Participants and guests visit Yellowknife, Mars!

  3. Australia will be amongst the first few countries to kick-off this year’s International Space Apps Challenge.
T -7 hours to go!

    Australia will be amongst the first few countries to kick-off this year’s International Space Apps Challenge.

    T -7 hours to go!

  4. Google Hangouts for KSC Challenges

    spaceappsksc:

    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).

    Deployable Greenhouse

    Bootstrapping of Space Industry  (Moonville – Lunar Industry Game)

    Envision Kennedy Space Center Spaceport 2040

    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   The link to the YouTube live stream of the Hangout will be posted via Twitter (by @NASA_Caley), on the SpaceAppsKSC Tumblr page, and on the challenge’s Hackpad once the link is live.

    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.

  5. Donated Cloud Computing Services for Space Apps Challenge Participants

    spaceappsksc:

    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

  6. #SpaceAppsAustralia

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  7. 
In 2012, Australia participated in the inaugural International Space Apps Challenge. Events were held across Australia and coordinated through a central, flagship event. Of the seven solutions developed over the 48 hour period, five were selected as finalists, to then be judged against others that were developed from across the world!
This year, Australia’s flagship event will be at the Advanced Instrumentation Technology Centre (AITC), ANU, Canberra. From here, all Australian sites will be coordinated with regular video conferencing connections and team collaboration opportunities.
The AITC is located at the Mt Stromlo Observatory. This national facility supports the assembly, integration and test of advanced astronomical instrumentation and spacecraft.
Flagship events will be hosted in:
Adelaide, Hackerspace Adelaide/ANZ Innovyz STARTBrisbane, The Cube: QUTMelbourne, Victorian Space Science Education Centre
We welcome participants with all types of skills, including coding, developing, designing, creating ideas and engineering to name a few. Most importantly, if you have a passion for science, technology and creating, then this is for you!
The event will run over a 48 hour period from 20-21 April 2013. The challenges which participants will work on can be found on the International Space Apps Challenges page.
Stay tuned for more to come!

    In 2012, Australia participated in the inaugural International Space Apps Challenge. Events were held across Australia and coordinated through a central, flagship event. Of the seven solutions developed over the 48 hour period, five were selected as finalists, to then be judged against others that were developed from across the world!

    This year, Australia’s flagship event will be at the Advanced Instrumentation Technology Centre (AITC), ANU, Canberra. From here, all Australian sites will be coordinated with regular video conferencing connections and team collaboration opportunities.

    The AITC is located at the Mt Stromlo Observatory. This national facility supports the assembly, integration and test of advanced astronomical instrumentation and spacecraft.

    Flagship events will be hosted in:

    Adelaide, Hackerspace Adelaide/ANZ Innovyz START
    Brisbane, The Cube: QUT
    Melbourne, Victorian Space Science Education Centre

    We welcome participants with all types of skills, including coding, developing, designing, creating ideas and engineering to name a few. Most importantly, if you have a passion for science, technology and creating, then this is for you!

    The event will run over a 48 hour period from 20-21 April 2013. The challenges which participants will work on can be found on the International Space Apps Challenges page.

    Stay tuned for more to come!