SAP Silicon Valley SuccessFactors

1 Tower Pl Unit 1100 South San Francisco, 94080 - Silicon Valley, CA USA

April 22, 2016 @ 6:00pmApril 24, 2016 @ 10:30pm
Registration for Space Apps is Closed

Join the world biggest hackathon for open-source solutions for Space and Earth challenges in the hearth of the Silicon Valley

The International Space Apps Challenge is the world biggest mass collaboration focused on space exploration that takes place over 48-hours in more than 180 cities around the world. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space.

NASA is leading this global collaboration along with a number of government collaborators and local organizing teams. This year the event will take place between 22 and 24 April 2016 while the challenges are from 6 areas: Aeronautics, Earth, Space Station, Journey to Mars, Solar System and Beyond, and Space Technology.

DAY 1: Opening & Data BootCamp (Friday) 22 April 2016



  • Irena Chaushevska, NASA Space Apps Challenge Silicon Valley Local Lead and CEO of NewMan's Business Accelerator
  • Ann Rosenberg, Vice President, Head of Global SAP University Alliances Academic Network and SAP Next-Gen Consulting



  • Dr. Bernd Welz, EVP and Head of Scale, Enablement & Transformation at SAP
  • Ann Rosenberg, Vice President, Head of Global SAP University Alliances Academic Network and SAP Next-Gen Consulting
  • Jacob Stark, Director, SAP Cloud for Analytics Product Management



  • Daniel Faber, CEO at Deep Space Industries and Pioneering Engineer of Space Technologies and Mining



  • Hinnerk Gildhoff, Development Manager at SAP
  • Sascha Zorn, Senior Developer at SAP



  • Event organizers, NASA Ames representatives, Corporate partners' representatives, Mentors and Team leads

DAY 2: Hackathon (Saturday) 23 April 2016

8:30am-10:30am - Coffee and Breakfast

8:30am-9:30am - Participants attendance registration (Obtaining NameTags, T-Shirts, NASA Stickers)

9:30am-09:50am - Demo & Tech talk for IBM tools and supported challenges

09:50am-10:30am - Demo & Tech Talk for SAP tools and supported challenges

10:30am-11:20am - Formation of teams and selection of challenges

11:20am-11:30am - Assigning team tables

11:30am-12:30am - Team discussions with mentors

12:30pm-3:00pm - Team work on challenges

2:00pm-3:00pm - Lunch

3:00pm-3:30pm - Life streaming with other locations and NASA videos

3:30pm-5:30pm - Team discussions with mentors

5:30pm-7:30pm - Team work on challenges

6:30pm-7:30pm - Dinner

7:30pm-9:00pm - Team work on challenges

9:00pm-10:30pm - Relax time (Games / Music)

DAY 3: Hackathon (Sunday) 24 April 2016

8:30am-9:30am - Coffee and Breakfast

8:30am-11:30am - Team work on challenges and preparation of draft presentations

11:30am-1:30pm - Team discussions with mentors

12:30pm-1:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm-4:30pm - Team work on challenges and preparation of presentations

4:30pm-7:00pm - TEAM PRESENTATIONS

7:00pm-8:00pm - Judging committee discussions / Teams vote for people's choice


8:00pm-8:30pm - Awarding ceremony

8:30pm-10:00pm - Closing cocktail


NewMan's Business Accelerator CEO Irena Chaushevska ( with HQs in Europe and Silicon Valley is local host for the Silicon Valley location of the International Space Apps Challenge ( Irena was member of the global winning team of this challenge in 2015 ( and have also organized the event in the last 3 years on multiple locations.


NewMan's is joining the forces with SAP ( in order to provide amazing experience and opportunity for the hackathon participants at the Silicon Valley location.

This hackaton will take place at SAP SuccessFactors location at: 1 Tower Pl #1100, South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA. SAP is aligning its team of experts and mentors to help you during the hackaton. Also it will make available for participants its SAP HANA tools in order you to be able to create winning solutions.

On April 15, NewMan's and SAP are hosting a pre-event meet-up at HanaHous (456 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301) from 5.30 to 8:30 pm.

SAP is also providing full 2 days catering and refreshments for all participants for April 23rd and 24th.


The exploration of space is, by necessity, a unified international effort both of the national space agencies, private corporations, startups... and diversity of experience and perspective inevitably produces a better product. The idea of the Challenge is enabling highly engaged collaboration and discovering what we can create when that happens.


The global space economy was $330 billion in 2014, with every indication that the industry will continue to grow to at least $600 billion by 2024.


REGISTER at: and become part of this event in the heart of the Silicon Valley and work on space challenges along with great mentors from NASA, SAP and other companies from the Bay area! Pitch your solution at the end of the event in front of judges form the relevant industries and venture capital companies and become global winner or/and win their support for your future endeavors.

Event Information

Event Location: SAP SuccessFactors


Anyone can participate in the International Space Apps Challenge. Please be 18 years or older.

It requires individuals with a broad range of skills. We are looking for engineers, technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, students, entrepreneurs – anyone who has a passion for changing the world and is willing to contribute.

You can come with a team or find a team at the pre-event meet-up or at the event itself. Teams should have between 3 and 6 members.

We invite engineers, coders, makers, artists and storytellers to connect over mission-related challenges. The growing Space Apps community represents the core of NASA's Open Innovation Initiative. Together, citizens like you have developed thousands of open-source solutions. Your big ideas are shaped using data visualizations, hardware, code, design and more!

Join us at Space Apps Silicon Valley. Here's how you can get plugged in:

  • Work on a team or individually
  • Create a solution that has the potential to impact real challenges and make big change
  • Solve challenges using real data sets from NASA and other global collaborators
  • Share your innovation story to local and global judges for the chance at an award
  • Contend for international recognition on open.NASA's Innovation Space
  • Receive feedback from real subject matter experts
  • Participate in a Space Apps Data Bootcamp pre-event
  • Create your own problem-solving open data community -- before, during, and after Space Apps


Space Apps offers local and global awards. Solutions with intriguing and innovative insights and compelling storytelling rise to the top in the judging process. Global award winners receive an invitation to NASA to attend a rocket launch, as well as bragging rights among their peers and community.

Don't forget! To be eligible for global awards, you should:

  • Include a link to code in a public repository on your project page (if applicable)
  • Submit a 30-second video about your project using effective storytelling techniques
  • Keep any code developed during the event open-source. We <3 open data!

For more info check:


REGISTER at this link latest by April 22, 2016:

If you register before April 13, 2016 and send your photo at: you will be able to get very cool personalised SPACE ID as this one !!!

If you register before April 15, 2016 you will be able to attend the pre-event meet-up with mentors and SAP experts at HanaHaus, Palo Alto on April 15, 2016 (5:30 - 8:00 pm).


Meet-up (Friday) 15 April 2016

Location: HanaHaus, 456 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Time: 4:30pm -7:00pm

Opening & Data BootCamp (Friday) 22 April 2016

Location: 1 Tower Pl Unit 1100, South San Francisco, CA 94080 USA

Time: 6:00pm - 10:30pm

Hackathon (Saturday & Sunday) 23-24 April 2016

Location: 1 Tower Pl Unit 1100, South San Francisco, CA 94080 USA

Time (Saturday): 8:30am - 10:30pm

Time (Sunday): 9:00am - 10:30pm

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