University of Rajshahi

Rajshahi-Dhaka Highway, Rajshahi 6205, Bangladesh Rajshahi Bangladesh

We are proud and pleased to announce Rajshahi University as this year's one of the three GLOBAL HOSTs for the NASA's Space Apps Competition. Make sure to register yourself, your team members, associate yourself with the team, and bring your innovative ideas to the Hack-a-Thon!! Let's have a Blast!! #GoRajshahi @SpaceAppsBD @NASASpaceAppsBD @SpaceAppsBD

Event Information

Welcome to the NASA International Space Apps Challenge! We know Rajshahi is a new location and most of you are new registrants this year, so we’re providing this guide to help you prepare for one of the most awesome space science events the Rajshahi!

Space Apps Bangladesh is no ordinary hackathon!

You must hack on a project for the majority of the weekend. You should probably expect to spend around a minimum of 16 full hours over the course of the weekend working on a project. Everyone can contribute something, even if it’s just working on the final presentation and demo!

For the second time Bangladesh is going to be part of the NASA Space Apps Challenge 2016. This global event is going to be organized by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), with Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) as the host organizer for the event in Bangladesh. The event is supported by BASIS Students’ Forum & cloudcamp Bangladesh and academic partners are Independent University, Bangladesh (For Dhaka), Chittagong Independent University (CIU) (For Chittagong) and Rajshahi University (For Rajshahi)., and PeopleNTech are the sponsors of the event.

The NASA Space Apps Challenge is going to be organized from April 22nd - 24th, 2016; simultaneously all over the world. Bangladesh will take part in it with the expectation of hundreds of teams solving different challenges from 6 major themes, as set by NASA. These are- Aeronautics, Space Station, Solar System, Technology, Earth, Journey to Mars. The Space App Challenge in Bangladesh will be organized in Dhaka, Rajshahi and Chittagong. For details of the Space Apps Challenge please visit : .

This is a prominent event and the top teams will qualify for a final global event to be held in New York. It will be an opportunity for you to showcase your work and ability to the world. We are very hopeful that great innovative ideas will come out through the Bangladesh segment of the NASA Space Apps Challenge. We strongly believe that a team from your university can provide innovative and revolutionary solutions to the challenges and help the world to address them from a better perspective.

If you have any question then you can see the FAQ in the following link: Bengali FAQ or English FAQ

To register for the NASA Space Apps Challenge, each of the members from the team from your university should register in the following link:

Also, You can visit the official Facebook page of the BASIS Students' Forum ( for any information regarding the NASA Space Apps Challenge.

For further information or clarification, you can Email at or


Day 1 - April 22, 2016

8:30 AM - Registration & Setup

9:00 AM - Introduction & Welcome (TBD)

9:20 AM - Schedule & Logistics Announcement

9:30 AM - Official Opening of the Hack-a-Thon (Development Begins)

10:30 AM - Subject Matter Expert Briefing

11:00 AM - Hack-a-Thon Continues

11:30 AM – Tea Break

11:45 AM - Hack-a-Thon Continues

1:00 PM - Lunch Break

2:15 PM - Mentor's Lightning Talk (2 Mins Each)

5:30 PM - Progress Check // Mentor Round

6.00 PM - Hack-a-Thon Continues

8:00 PM - Dinner Break

8:30 PM - Hack-a-Thon Continues

9:00 PM - Progress Check // Mentor Round

12.00 PM - Tea Break

12.30 AM - Hack-a-Thon Continues

Day 2 - April 23, 2016

8:30 AM - Breakfast Break

9:00 AM - Logistics Briefing & Updates

9:30 AM - Hack-a-Thon Continues

11:00 AM - Final round by mentors and finishing touches

12:00 PM - Submission Deadline

12:15 PM - Judges Collaboration for Top 25

12:30 PM - Lunch Break

1:30 PM - Top 25 Performer Presentation

4:00 PM - Tea Break

4:30 PM - Judges Final Voting

6:00 PM - Keynote Address by Ellen Stofan

7:00 PM - Closing Ceremony & Awards (TBD)

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