We are proud and pleased to announce Independent University of Bangladesh 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!! #GoDhaka @SpaceAppsBD @NASASpaceAppsBD @SpaceAppsBD
Welcome to the NASA International Space Apps Challenge! This is the second time we are organized in Dhaka.. 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 in Dhaka!
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). Bagdoom.com, Pbazaar.com 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 : https://2016.spaceappschallenge.org/ .
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.
To register for the NASA Space Apps Challenge, each of the members from the team from your university should register in the following link: https://goo.gl/QZ0kYX
Also, You can visit the official Facebook page of the BASIS Students' Forum (https://www.facebook.com/BASISStudentsForum) for any information regarding the NASA Space Apps Challenge.
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)