Space Apps Craiova, Dolj was held on October 19th, 20th & 21st. Thank you to the 87 people who joined the International Space Apps Challenge at this location. The local results, including the work of 12 teams, can be found below!
Thanks Craiova, Dolj!
Local People's Choice Winner
The people have spoken! This is the project that captured our hearts.
Welcome to NASA Space Apps Challenge 2018 in Craiova!
For the first time, Craiova will take part in the largest global hackathon in the world! Join us on October 20-21 for the 2018 International Space Apps Challenge!
You can check our local website: space.appschallenge.ro
What is NASA Space Apps Challenge?
Space Apps is a 48 hours global hackathon, engaging thousands of problem solvers each year across the globe. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space.
You can take a look at the International Space Apps Challenge 2017 in numbers here.
Who can participate in the hackathon?
Coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, students, engineers, entrepreneurs, artists, and problem solvers of all types, everyone enthusiastic about space, this event is for you!
The event is free and open to the public. Participation is limited to a number of 70 participants so make sure to sign up once registration opens.
Gather a team of people with a diverse background, choose your challenge and register. Over 48 hours you work together to develop an innovative solution to your challenge (be it a website, a mobile app, a concept or a hardware prototype). Your team will present the solution to an audience and a jury that will be announced soon. The best solutions will then compete on a global level!
Here are some of the reasons why you should participate.
Come Join in this Collaborative, Problem-Solving, Open Innovation Competition!
What are we going to do this year?
This year's theme is Earth and Space. The six challenge categories are:
- Can You Build A...
- Help Others Discover The Earth
- Volcanoes, Icebergs, And Asteroids (Oh My)
- What The World Needs Now Is
- An Icy Glare
- A Universe Of Beauty And Wonder
The pre-hack event, organised on Friday the 19th, at 18:30 - 20:30 at the Museum of National Sciences, Street Popa Șapcă 8, Craiova.
Here you will find all the details you need about the hackathon.
This year location will be held at Muzeul Olteniei.
Please bring your laptop and charger, mouse and mouse-pad, notebook, pen and pencils, comfortable clothes, headphones and music, glasses and medication if necessary, whatever else you might need to complete your project including installed software. Optionally you can bring a Wi-Fi dongle.
Caphyon [Main Sponsor]
Our organizing partners
This galactic good news is being spread by our media partners and bloggers:
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Alin Mechenici - Doer, Science lover, cyber security enthusiast
Cosmin Cara - Senior Architect @ CS ROMANIA, ESA Space Projects Manager
Cristi Minica - Web developer, happy around people and science
Dorel Pîslan - Software Developer, hackathoner enthusiast
Laura Surcel - Online programmer, Game Developer - Ubisoft
Mihai Tudorache - STEM enthusiast, passionate about C++ and avid gamer
Nicolae Telechi - Software Developer, hackathoner enthusiast
Philip Petrescu - Entrepreneur and NASA enthusiast
Ramona Manda - Artificial Intelligence, Geo-spatial & Remote Sensing
Serban Gligor - Software developer, hackathoner enthusiast
Victor Cleja - Java Developer, Community Manager code4.ro
Judging team *:
Gabriel Barbu - Senior Software Engineer, iQuest
Marius Nicoli - Teacher at C.N. "Fratii Buzesti"
Mirel Cosulschi - Associate Professor, Computer Science / University of Craiova
Mihai Gabroveanu - Assistant Professor, Computer Science / University of Craiova
Octavian Georgescu - Teacher and Founder Astrobotic Club
Victor Ciura - Technical Lead, Caphyon
- Alin Mechenici #spaceapps organizer
- David Mitran - digital guru (website development and social media)
Schedule (All times Europe/Bucharest)
Friday, October 19th
Now that you know everything about the hackathon, prepare for tomorrow
Saturday, October 20th
Officially closing the day (but you can still work)
Sunday, October 21st
Start competition Day 2