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 [email protected] 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
LocationThe ExCITe Center at Drexel UniversityMap itThe ExCITe Center at Drexel University
3401 Market Street
The following projects were worked on at Space Apps Challenge Philadelphia: