Sydney, NSW


Space Apps Sydney, NSW was held on October 19th, 20th & 21st. Thank you to the 357 people who joined the International Space Apps Challenge at this location. The local results, including the work of 15 teams, can be found below!
Thanks Sydney, NSW!

Local People's Choice Winner

The people have spoken! This is the project that captured our hearts.

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NASA International Space Apps Challenge

NASA International Space Apps Challenge is an international hackathon that will take place globally, also here in Sydney on October 20th and 21st, 2018. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing open-source solutions to challenges we currently face on Earth and in space.
Our goal is to continue to develop the thriving tech community in Sydney by giving talented problem solvers an opportunity to showcase their skills for the greater good. This represents the core of NASA's Open Innovation Initiative.

Main Objective:

NASA International Space Apps Challenge is a model for innovation. The ability to contribute towards solving meaningful challenges is the most important motivator for most participants in mass collaboration.
NASA educates and empowers students and engineers to acquire knowledge and skills in the disciplines of Science, Technology and Engineering, by way of thinking boldly, taking initiative and acting globally.

Information Day (13 October):

Information Day is a gathering for participants to come together before Space Apps to get to know one another, learn from provided sessions and to begin to ideate on projects. This is a time you can get more details about the event, form teams, learn what you need for your project from presented workshops and prepare yourself for hackathon day.

Date: October 13, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 13:00 pm
Address: University of Technology Sydney, Building 11, 81 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007, Room CB11.00.100 (based on lower ground)

Hackathon Days (20, 21 October):

At Space Apps Sydney events, teams of technologists, scientists, designers and entrepreneurs work together to develop answers to some of the most pressing challenges on earth and space using publicly available NASA data.

We invite everyone to be a part of this scientific exploration, as we unleash NASA’s data to problem solvers across the globe. We want you to join us in discovering our home planet at the NASA International Space Apps Sydney 2018!

From: October 20, 2018, (9:00 am)
Till: October 21, 2018, (18:00 pm)
Address: University of Technology Sydney, Building 11, 81 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007, Room CB11.00.100 (based on lower ground)

Join us on 2018 event to be a part of creating the next generation of space technology!

NASA Space Apps Sydney

Schedule (All times Australia/Sydney)

Saturday, October 13th
  1. Arrival, registration, networking

  2. Introduction to NASA Space Apps Sydney

  3. Forming teams (Visit different Challenge Stations to find your interest)

  4. Pitches time (People who know what they are going to work on, talk about their idea and tell what kind of skills they need for their team)
    1 min each person

  5. Red Hat Open Innovation Labs Workshop
    Open Innovation and Ideation: How to build a winning solution

  6. Red Hat Workshop
    To be announced

  7. Amazon Alexa Workshop
    Creating Voice Experiences with Amazon Alexa Skills: From Idea to Testing

  8. Wrap up

Saturday, October 20th
  1. Registration/ Coffee/ Mingling

  2. Opening Keynotes + Introducing Sponsors, Mentors, Judges

  3. Guest Speaker

  4. Red Hat presentation (Optional)

  5. Amazon Alexa presentation (Optional)

  6. Workshop 3 (Optional)

  7. Hack your Solution

  8. Lunch Break

  9. Hack back on track

  10. Dinner Break

  11. Resume Hacking

  12. Venue closes

Sunday, October 21st
  1. Venue opens

  2. Coffee - Brief announcements

  3. Design your Presentation (Optional)
    How to present your solution in 3 minutes

  4. Lunch Break

  5. Submission deadline

  6. Presentation time

  7. Awards/Closing Remarks

Sydney, NSW Teams


SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.