Virtual Participation

from Anywhere in the World

Space Apps Virtual Participation was held on October 19th, 20th & 21st. Thank you to the 877 people who joined the International Space Apps Challenge at this location. The local results, including the work of 100 teams, can be found below!
Thanks Virtual Participation!

Coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, space enthusiasts and problem solvers:


Unable to participate in an in-person Space Apps event? You can still hack virtually from just about anywhere on planet Earth! Come join us for the Space Apps 2018 Virtual Event, and be part of an awesome community working together to address major challenges on Earth.

In 2018, the Space Apps Virtual Event will have a Pre-Event starting at 12:00pm UTC on October 19th! The purpose of this Pre-Event is for people participating from around the world to find a team to work with.


  1. Sign on to after 12:00pm UTC on October 19th for the Pre-Event.
  2. Find a team. Introduce yourself to the group in the virtual-teaming chat room and share your project interests and skills in the chat.
  3. Sign on to at 9:00am UTC on October 20th when the Virtual Event officially begins.
  4. Select a challenge and register your team.
  5. Hack!
  6. Submit a project page including a 30-second video (guide) by October 21st at 11:59pm UTC. All Virtual Event teams will submit a video as part of their submission so the judges can see your team's pitch.
  7. Judges will review Virtual project submissions after Space Apps and announce the global judging nominees in the weeks after Space Apps.


Hack with a pre-formed team or show up on at the start of the hackathon to find a team. This year we will feature a chat platform on our website that participants can use for team formation. You will automatically be added to three chat channels: (1) virtual (for general discussion) (2) virtual-project-ideas (for sharing ideas) (3) virtual-teaming (for finding a team). You can also chat with others working on the same challenges that you are working on by joining the challenge-specific channels.

Have an idea? Use the chat platform to post a brief summary of your project idea or why you're interested in a particular challenge. Include information about the skills your team has and the skills your team needs, and remember that a well-rounded team includes participants from both technical and non-technical backgrounds.

Need a team? If you're looking for a team, don't be shy! You can contribute! Introduce yourself to the group and share your project interests and skills in the chat. Cycle through the project ideas that have been shared and follow up with the participant or team whose idea inspires you.


Create a team page as soon as your team is formed via the challenge page of the challenge that inspired your project. The team page is a feature that gives teams the opportunity to share their team's journey throughout the weekend.

Please reference the Team Registration and Project Submission Guide for further information.

Schedule (All times UTC)

Friday, October 19th
  1. Register and find a team!

Saturday, October 20th
  1. Sign on to find a team and begin hacking!

Sunday, October 21st
  1. Stop hacking! This is the deadline to submit your project page and 30-second video.

Virtual Participation Teams


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