• SpaceAppsROC is a 24 hour hackathon being held in the RIT Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Food and refreshments will be provided throughout the event.

    Be sure to bring your laptops/desktops or other devices you will need for development. Parking available in 'S' Lot. Kick-off at 6pm, following BarcampROC.

    Contestants will be competing in 5 Categories:

    • Software
    • Open Hardware
    • Data Visualization
    • Citizen Science
    • Creative

    Specific Challenges will be announced by the day of the hackathon in each of the five categories. Two submissions will be selected to advance to the next round of the Top 100 projects world-wide.

    In the Open Hardware category, our site will be making available for use during the event a limited number of RaspberryPi units and LeapMotion 3D gesture-control systems, thanks to our very generous sponsors.

    If your organization would be interested in sponsoring Rochester's Event, send an email to our organizer and we'll send you a list of sponsorship packages.


    The RIT Inn & Conference Center been added a sponsor, offering reduced rates for Rochester participants! $94.00 Overnight Guestroom Rate for the NASA International Space Apps Registrants on both April 20th & 21st

    Hotel features: Newly Renovated Guest Rooms, Complimentary Wireless Internet, Indoor Pool & Sauna and two Restaurants on property. Only minutes away from campus! Rooms can be booked through the front desk at 585-359-1800. Name to mention when booking: “RIT NASA International Space Apps Challenge”

    Projects Nominated for Global Judging

    MS3P (My Space Plant Pod Project)

    Projects Receiving Local Awards

    Creative - SolarSystemHat: You are the sun
    Open Hardware - PiLink
    Citizen Science - MS3P (My Space Plant Pod Project)
    Data Visualization - ClimateTimeMachine
    Software (Honorable Mention) - SkyMorphius
    Software - SpaceHub



    • Red Hat
    • School of Interactive Games and Media
    • RIT Magic Center
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Rochester Institute of Technology
    • Storm Frog
    • LeapMotion
    • Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Lab for Technological Literacy
    • O'Reily Media
    • RIT Inn & Conference Center
    • Github
    • Amazon Web Services


    RIT Simone Center for Student Innovation and EntrepreneurshipMap it
    RIT Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Building 87 - Room 1600
    159 Lomb Memorial Drive
    Rochester, New York
    United States





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