For 24-48 hours across the world, problem solvers like you join us for NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge, one of the largest hackathons on the planet! Empowered by open data, you collaborate with strangers, colleagues, friends, and family to solve perplexing challenges in new and unexpected ways -- from designing an interactive space glove to natural language processing to clean water mapping.
Join us on our open data mission, and show us how you innovate!
The DC-Metro region hackathon will be at TechShop DC-Arlington, a maker workshop and fabrication studio providing access to a vibrant community of creative people. First time visitors to TechShop will need to sign in and hackers ages 12-17 will need a parent or guardian to sign them in.
What to bring:
+Computer if you're developing software, apps, scripts, data models etc.
+Any and all materials you need if you're building hardware or other physical projects
+Adapters, chargers, batteries and anything else you need to keep your tools juiced up!
+If you plan to stay overnight (we are!), anything to keep you comfortable (your fave hoodie or pillow)
+Your wonderful, innovative selves!
Available on site:
+Power strips and perhaps some back up chargers, but there will be a lot of you so be ready to share if you don't bring your own equipment.
+3D Printer (TechShop staff will operate for you)
+Small giveaways from collaborators!
We'll feed you and keep you caffeinated!
Saturday April 23
09:00 Registration & breakfast (provided)
09:45 Opening remarks
10:30 Begin hacking!
12:30 Featured speaker - Dr. John Mather
13:00 Lunch (provided), more hacking!
16:30 Optional progress briefing
18:30 Dinner (provided)
20:00 More hacking!
Sunday April 24
09:00 Breakfast (provided)
10:00 Logistics briefing & updates
12:00 Lunch (on your own), homestretch hacking!
14:00 Submissions due
15:00 Judges voting