Space Apps Akure was held on October 19th, 20th & 21st. Thank you to the 22 people who joined the International Space Apps Challenge at this location. The local results, including the work of 3 teams, can be found below!
Welcome to the web page for the Space Apps 2018 Akure event! We're still finalizing some details about the schedule and sponsorships, but feel free to start your registration now to ensure your participation at the event. Thank You
The Space Apps Challenge Akure, is a 3-day Hackathon event that has become the top Space Technology and Innovation event across the globe, representing an opportunity to connect people in the Ondo state region with broader high-tech ideas, platforms, tools and players which catalyze home-grown innovations through community-led collaboration.
The event promotes global collaboration, to solve difficult earth and space challenges, which focus on localizing cutting-edge technologies to foster bottom-up innovation in Nigeria. By harnessing collective community insight and knowledge, participants innovate in unforeseen ways using NASA’s vast Open Data platform
People ask why Africa in Space?
Well Why not?
Space science systems and applications could improve livelihood of people How? Well for one It can help fill the gap between the urban and rural areas and increase broadband access so you know no need for pretty long cables especially in landlocked areas.
The challenge categories are available here
The challenges themselves will be announced before the event, but we ask that you don't start on a project until the event begins.
The Challenges have been Announced! click here to check them out
We're still looking for sponsors/partners and we need you help us organise this event.
Kindly reach out to the lead via mail if you have any questions at all or need more information on how you can be apart of this
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can participate?
Everyone of all ages can participate! We expect FUTA students, secondary school students, and community members to join. In accordance with NASA's rules, we ask that participants under the age of 13 be registered and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Do I need a team?
Not necessarily but we advice that you do form a team because a party is more fun when other people attend.
Register to participate here on the site. You can get your friends together to form a team, or find other participants or existing teams to join during the event itself.
What are the judged categories, and what are the prizes?
Our judges panel will be made up of coders, artists, designers, and makers. We encourage you to participate regardless of your educational/professional background. We will nominate two Akure entries to advance to Global Judging by the NASA team. However, the prizes for NASA's global awards have not yet been announced. We'll be sure to let you know when that happens
Do I need to be present every day?
You don't need to be at the event site every day, and you may continue working with your team after event hours finish Friday and Saturday nights. However, you will need to be on-site to present your project to the judges on Sunday.
How do i submit my solution for judging?
In order for your project to receive an award or be eligible for global judging, it must be submitted to the Space Apps Challenge website via a Project Page. The Project Page must include links to the original resources, such as a source code repository or hardware schematics. Solutions will only be accepted for judging if they are licensed under an Open Source License as determined by the Open Source Initiative: http://opensource.org/licenses/alphabetical. for more information
Also note that every nominated team will be given the same amount of time (5- 7 days) to create a 30-second video describing their project.
When will the finalist be announced?
The global judging process is managed by NASA. Finalists for global awards will be announced four to six weeks after the event, and NASA will announce the winners in January, 2019.
What will i need?
You're encouraged to come with your laptop, notepads for braining storming, extensions, and of course your royal awesomeness
Got any more questions? send us a mail
check out the following links
Here's one on HOW TO DEVELOP A WINNING SPACE APPS SOLUTION!
To give you a feel of how the event was last year and what to expect this year, Read this.
If you've never been in a hackathon before and you're feeling somewhat out of place or intimidated read this to find out how a team with a member whose background interest in neurology gave them an idea that not only made them winners but turned that idea into a startup. least we forget google is offering $3000 credit for those whose ideas are turned into a startup
Some of us are just naturally cautious and we understand that being in the right team or choosing the right people to work with as well as the right challenge is crucial to one's success to how do you do that? Read this to find outON CHOOSING THE BEST-FIT CHALLENGE AND FORMING AN UNSTOPPABLE TEAM: SCINTILLA’S SECRET RECIPE!
Schedule (All times Africa/Lagos)
Friday, October 19th
11:00am On-Site Registration
11:30am Official welcome by Lead Organizer
Structure of the event & challenge availability and selection
Socialize with other participants to find a challenge of your preference
Team registration and start working on a challenge