RIT Student Innovation Hall

159 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester. NY 14623 Rochester, NY USA

April 23, 2016 @ 9:00amApril 24, 2016 @ 8:00pm
Registration for Space Apps is Closed

Two Days of Hacking for NASA!

Event Information

The RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction, & Creativity (MAGIC) would like to invite you to attend the 2016 International NASA Space Apps Challenge on April 23rd and 24th in Student Innovation Hall at RIT. We’re one of the over 200 participating locations taking place all over the world and virtually in the challenge. The event is free and open to the public.

The NASA Space Apps Challenge is a 48 hours global hackathon engaging thousands of problem solvers each year across the globe to work with NASA in designing creative solutions to international and interplanetary problems using open source data. The event is not just for coders, but for makers, designers, students, engineers, artists, and problem solvers of all types. If you have a passion for space or out of this world problem solving, then this event is for you.

This year there are 25 challenges spread across six different themes: Earth, Space Station, Solar System, Technology, Aeronautics, and Journey to Mars. Within these themes the challenges are broken out by difficulty and range from easy to advanced. Start exploring this year's challenges at: https://2016.spaceappschallenge.org/challenges.

The Rochester location for the 2016 NASA Space Apps Challenge at will be live streamed (open captioned) via the Ustream video streaming platform. It is available via browser at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rit-events. A Ustream app is available for both Android and iOS mobile devices; after downloading, search “RIT Events” to find the stream.

We like to thank AT&T for powering this event.


Saturday the 23rd:

9:00 am: Sign in

9:45 am: Team formation and challenge selection

10:15 a.m. : Start your engines!

12:00 p.m. : Lunch

1:00 p.m.: Speaker Pat Drojak Rapp, "Hackers in the Dust"

3:00 p.m: Snack

6:00 p.m. : Dinner

11:59 p.m.: Event closes for the evening

Sunday the 24th:

9:00 am: Welcome back, get hacking!

12:00 p.m. : Lunch

2:00 p.m.: Dr. Hans-Peter Bischof and Dr. James Healy, RIT Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, "Simulating and Discovering Gravity Waves"

3:00 p.m: Snack

5:00 p.m.: Hacking ends

5:30 p.m.: Presentations

6:30 p.m.: Dinner and Judging

7:30 p.m.: Awards

8:00 p.m.: Cleanup and Hackathon ends

Solutions Made Here
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