Welcome to the Space Apps Challenge Global MainStage – Philadelphia!
Presented by NASA, the International Space Apps Challenge is a two-day hackathon (April 20-21, 2013) where citizens from around the world work together to solve current challenges relevant to both space exploration and social needs. In Philly, select judges, including Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts, NASA Deputy CIO Deborah Diaz, and City of Philadelphia Chief Data Officer Mark Headd will award prizes at the end of the event, including Amazon Web Services credits, K'NEX kits, and a Leap Motion controller.
Kickoff Event at First Round Capital
April 19, 2013 6 - 8 pm
6:30 pm Welcoming Remarks featuring Leland Melvin, Derrick Pitts, and Robert Cheetham
7:00 pm Team-building & Brainstorming
Register for the kickoff on Ticketleap.
Space Apps Philadelphia at the ExCITe Center at Drexel University
April 20, 2013
9:00 am Check-in & Breakfast
10:00 am Welcome from NASA & Azavea
10:30 pm Hackathon begins
12:00 pm Lunch & Mid-day team check-in
5:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Hackathon Day #1 ends
April 21, 2013
9:00 am Check-in & Breakfast, Hackathon Day #2 begins
12:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Demos & Presentations
3:00 pm Judging
3:45 pm Awards & ClosingSpace Apps Philadelphia is part of the Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week. Special thanks to First Person Arts, the Mighty Post, and Science Leadership Academy, who will be interviewing participants for our video challenges as well as blogging and tweeting about the event.
Want to be part of this global event and show your support? We’d love to hear from you. Contact Amelia Longo at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on becoming a sponsor.
Projects Nominated for Global JudgingISS Base Station
Projects Receiving Local AwardsFirst Place - Philadelphia - ISS Base Station
Second Place - Philadelphia - EarthKAM Explorer
The following projects were worked on at Space Apps Challenge Philadelphia:
ISS Orbit SkirtProject Members from this location
This project helps to show the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) around our planet using a black skirt displaying an image of the earth. Using Lilypad Arduino and stitchable LED's, the flight will slowly light up around the skirt over a period of 91 min. until it reaches the appr... Visit Project
space-db.com - Collaborative Space DatabaseProject Members from this location
space-db is a rich, semantic, user contributed rocket launch, spacecraft, and launch event knowledge base. Its built on top of MediaWiki, the software which powers Wikipedia, with a Semantic and Data layer (Semantic Mediawiki plugin) to enable rich data querying and lightweight scripting. We h... Visit Project
skymorph.rbProject Members from this location
A ruby gem to interface with the SkyMorph system.Visit Project
locissProject Members from this location
make a web/mobile app that will 1. locate the position of ISS relative to user on a map 2. guides the user to ISS's location in the sky - use both ground and sky map 3. use the camera on the phone to show where to look 3. show the ISS's path in the sky 2. include data from weather service 3. ... Visit Project
Tunnel VisionProject Members from this location
Visualization of NASA’s Aeronautics Test Program (ATP) wind tunnel usage and cost data. It's a website with a number of interactive charts and a map of the locations. Data is loaded into public Google Fusion tables; charts are presented using the Google Visualization API.
The website ... Visit Project
What's Up, Voyager?Project Members from this location
This project is to personify Voyager 1 by integrating sentiment analysis and the Leap Motion controller. With data from Voyager 1 (weekly reports, location data and historical events) and celestial objects, we want to model an environment in which we see through the 'eyes' of Voyager about the... Visit Project
ISS Base StationProject Members from this location
The ISS Base Station is a hardware-software co-design project both expanding the Spot The Station web app and allowing for a physical manifestation of its data. The software side of the project consists of a simple, Santa Tracker-style web app which tracks the position of the ISS in real time ... Visit Project
ScistarterProject Members from this location
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earth-tile-creatorProject Members from this location
We aim to create a command line utility to make it easy to download landsat/MODIS/EOS data for a given bounding box and time range and create geotiffs, tiles, and possibly other raster outputs.Visit Project
Simulating Zero GravityProject Members from this location
Using Quantum levitation and Quantum trapping, I believe it is possible to create a zero gravity environment on Earth's surface to train future astronauts. My notes are on my tumblr.Visit Project
Tracking CuriosityProject Members from this location
A web app that tracks and displays information about Curiosity over time.
http://spaceappschallenge.org/project/safety-nets-for-smart-cities-smart-climate-solutions-and-life-Project Members from this location
SAFETY NETs for Smart Cities, Smart Climate Change Solutions and LIFE
BETTER UNDERSTANDING & COMMUNICATION BETWEEN UNIVERSITIES, INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT.
To OBTAIN SOLUTIONS to SATISFY GREAT HUMAN NEEDS and at the same time to protect LIFE & ENVIRON... Visit Project
Video InterviewsProject Members from this location
Three students from the Science Leadership Academy take on the challenge to document the International Space Apps Challenge in Philadelphia. They recorded a series of interviews through out the event that eventually resulted in a YouTube channel with a good amount of content.Visit Project
SCH Academy 1S Red Giant ConcertProject Members from this location
First graders listened to Red Giant Concert, chose instruments, planned their entrances, and created their own Red Giant Concert.Visit Project
Testing ProjectProject Members from this location
Congrats! You've found the SECRET PROJECTVisit Project