• Welcome to the Amsterdam Edition of the International Space Apps Challenge!

    Sponsored by NASA, the International Space Apps Challenge is a two-day event (April 20-21, 2013) during which citizens from around the world will work together to address current challenges relevant to both space exploration and social needs. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing open-source solutions to global challenges. Mass collaboration is key to creating and discovering state-of-the-art technology.

    Teams of technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, software developers, and students will compete and collaborate across the world, utilizing publicly available data to design innovative solutions for global challenges in software development, science platforms, sensors, and data visualization.

    Come join us during the weekend of 20-21 of April! We will have a lot of fun, in a pretty builiding in the center of Amsterdam, working with other people around the world aiming to solve some of those challenges. Participation is free, and food, drinks and all needed infrastructure will be provided (bring your notebook)!


    Saturday, April 20

      9:00 Registration
    10:00 Schedule and logistics announcements
    10:30 Begin development
    12:00 Lunch break
    19:00 Dinner break
    20:00 Conversation with Gianluigi Baldesi (ESA)
    22:30 Antares rocket launch (cancelled!) 
    24:00 Screening: The Right Stuff

    Sunday, April 21

      9:00 Breakfast
    10:00 Logistics briefing & updates
    12:00 Lunch break
    13:30 Presentations
    15:00 Judges Voting
    15:30 Awards
    16:00 Post-Event Social

    • We are going to provide sandwiches for lunch (both Saturday and Sunday), pizzas at night, and snacks & refreshment will be available all the time. Of course, you can go out and have food anywhere else, we are in downtown Amsterdam, so there are many options!
    • Development continues throughout the night! Optionally, some people might choose to leave and resume next morning, it's up to each participant and team.
    • You can bring sleeping bags, cushions or whatever else to be able to do some "power naps" during the event! There will be a few couches around.
    • Remember to bring your laptop!

    Projects (in alphabetical order)

        key: custom name (actual challenge) - team lead (where they are)

    1. curiosityathome (Curiosity at Home) - Rodrigo Pimentel (basement)
    2. ISS App (custom challenge) - Daan Lemmen (living room)
    3. Lovable Wearable Data (We Love Data) - Bream Contrechoc (room #4)
    4. Mars 24/7 (Hitch a Ride to Mars) - Adolfo Chaves-Jiménez (room #1)
    5. Moonopoly (Bootstrapping of Space Industry) - Jos van Egmond (cantine)
    6. Perpetuality (Renewable Energy Explorer - gamified) - Jacco Kulman (board room)
    7. PDS analysis framework (Revitalize the PDS) - Martin Stam (room #3)
    8. The Quantified Chicken (Backyard Poultry Farmer) - Joris Zaalberg (reception)
    9. Where on the Blue Marble? (The Blue Marble) - Remco Timmermans (room #2)

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    Welkom bij de Nederlandse Editie van de International Space Apps challange, in Amsterdam!

    Het internationale Space APP Challange, gesponsoord door de NASA is een tweedaags event dat zal plaatsvinden in Amsterdam op 20 en 21 april aanstaande.

    Gedurende dit event zullen mensen vanover de hele wereld tegelijkertijd samenwerken aan uitdagingen gerelateerd aan ‘space exploration’ en ‘social needs’.

    Het evenement omarmt collaboratieve probleemoplossing met als doel het produceren van open-source oplossingen naar wereldwijde uitdagingen. Samenwerking in grote wereldwijde teams is de sleutel tot het creeren en ontdekken van state-of-the-art-technologie.

    Teams van technologen, wetenschappers, ontwerpers, artiesten, leraren, entrepreneurs, software developers en studenten van over de hele wereld zullen strijden en samenwerken, gebruik makend van algemeen beschikbara data om innovatieve oplossingen voor wereldwijde uitdagingen in software design, science platforms, meetsystemen en data visualisatie te ontwerpen. 

    Doe mee aan dit unieke event op 20 - 21 April! In een leuk kantoor in het centrum van Amsterdam gaan we samen met mensen vanover de hele wereld aan deze uitdagingen werken. Deelname is gratis, voor eten en drinken wordt gezorgd. Tevens is de nodige infrastructure aanwezig. Neem alleen je notebook mee!

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    Projects Nominated for Global Judging

    Perpetuality - Renewable Energy Explorer - "gamified"
    Where on the Blue Marble?

    Projects Receiving Local Awards

    1st. Prize - Perpetuality - Renewable Energy Explorer - "gamified"
    2nd. Prize - Where on the Blue Marble?
    3rd. Prize - ISS App



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  • The following projects were worked on at Space Apps Challenge Amsterdam: