NASA International Space Apps Challenge 2021
Call for Volunteers
Click here to apply | Application Deadline: August 31, 2021
(organized by Nepal Astronomical Society)
We welcome you to register and be a part of this global hackathon in Nepal! Click Here to apply!
𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝟖𝟎 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧.
Registration will be closed once we select 80 participants. Sooner you register, better for you to understand the system and have your effective participation. So, hurry up!
1) Create an account at www.spaceappschallenge.org and choose one of the locations mentioned below
2) Fill this application form
Till we accept 80 people for each location
𝐇𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐞:
Hackathon Starts: 9:00 AM, October 2, 2021 (participants should start working on their project)
Hackathon Ends: 11:59 PM, October 3, 2021 (participants should submit their project online)
Local Judge Evaluation: Following Week (Details will be announced later)
We are hosting NASA Space Apps Challenge at the following location. Please make sure choose one of the locations listed below to be a part of NASA Space Apps Challenge organized by NASO. Click on the location to sign up at the NASA Space Apps Challenge Website. Once you sign up, you will get your own dashboard which you need to access for choosing challenge, building team, logging in to RocketChat, etc.
This year marks the tenth annual NASA International Space Apps Challenge, the largest global hackathon on Earth! 𝐈𝐧 𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐬 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 𝐢𝐬 “𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐞𝐧.” 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫, 𝐍𝐀𝐒𝐀 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐳𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲, 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫-𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝𝐰𝐢𝐝𝐞.
NASA welcomes the Australian Space Agency, Brazilian Space Agency, Canadian Space Agency, European Space Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, National Space Activities Commission of Argentina, National Space Science Agency of Bahrain, Paraguayan Space Agency, and South African National Space Agency to the Space Apps 2021 family.
𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐍𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐬! 𝐒𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐢𝐭 𝐬𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞’𝐬 𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞!
You can visit www.spaceappsnepal.org or follow our social media channels for the latest updates about the program.
𝐈𝐧 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐭 𝐁𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐢, 𝐊𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐮 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝟗𝟖𝟒𝟑𝟕𝟎𝟖𝟐𝟒𝟖 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝟏𝟎:𝟎𝟎 𝐀𝐌 -𝟓:𝟎𝟎 𝐏𝐌.
We look forward to welcome you in our NASA Space Apps Challenge 2021!
Since its inception in 2012, NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge has become the world’s largest global hackathon, engaging thousands of citizens across the globe to use NASA’s open data to build innovative solutions to challenges we face on Earth and in space.
Congratulations to all the Global Award Nominees and Local People’s Choice Awardees of NASA Space Apps Challenge 2020 organized by NASO
Space Apps inspires local communities to come together, think intensely, and create solutions to important problems. Each year, Space Apps engages thousands of individuals in cities around the world to work with NASA’s open source data in a 48-hour sprint. Teams of technologists, scientists, designers, entrepreneurs, artists, and others collaborate to answer some of the most pressing challenges on Earth and in space.
Nepal started hosting Space Apps Challenge in 2013 and Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) decided to bring this opportunity closer to you. Hence, we started hosting it in collaboration with different organizations since 2019.
In 2019, we hosted Space Apps Challenges Biratnagar and Kathmandu with our local collaborators. Since 2020, our team started organizing NASA Space Apps with our own team and other local and national partners.
We have successfully organized NASA Space Apps Challenge 2020 in eight different locations in Nepal. We have also contributed particularly for the South and Central Region of the NASA Space Apps COVID-19 Challenge 2020 and and Earth Observation Dashboard Hackathon in 2021 respectively.
This page is to give you update about our NASA Space Apps Challenges in Nepal. Please visit this page frequently for latest updates about our event near your cities. Thank you!
What is Space Apps?
Space Apps is an international hackathon for coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, and others in cities around the world, where teams engage with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s free and open data to address real-world problems on Earth and in space.
Space Apps gives you the opportunity to bring projects to life for a wide range of applications. We are looking forward to seeing what innovative, creative ideas you bring to the community this year.
Space Apps is your chance to experience, experiment, and explore solutions to our universe’s biggest challenges!
As the countdown to our ninth year of Space Apps continues, we are increasingly eager to have problem-solvers of all walks of life join us on the journey. Keep an eye out for upcoming information on how you can get involved this year, whether hosting a Space Apps event in your community, rolling up your sleeves and participating, or helping students, professionals, engineers, makers, artists, coders, and storytellers on their intrepid travels into Space Apps.
Why NASO is promoting this International hackathon in Nepal?
Nepal has witnessed this program in 2013 for the first time yet it was mainly organized in Kathmandu Valley only. Since, we work for astronomy and space science, we find it engaging for youths in the country seeking a platform to showcase their innovative approaches to solve different problems related to earth, space and humanity.
Our office has been receiving many requests from people from all corner of Nepal which motivated us to decide to host this challenge all seven provinces of Nepal. Year 2021 will be the second time this program going to different cities of Nepal at such large scale!
Our experience organizing NASA Space Apps Challenges in Nepal
We organized NASA Space Apps 2019 in Nepal at two different cities which brought together more 29,000 participants at 225 events in 71 countries including Nepal. Also, we organized and supported NASA Space Apps COVID-19 Challenge during May 30-31, 2020 in Nepal which concluded with over 15,000 participants from 150 countries including Nepal.
Where to get latest information about these challenges by NASO?
We are currently looking for volunteers to work on our website www.spaceappsnepal.org which will be one stop solution for all the information related to the NASA Space Apps Challenges in Nepal. If you are interested to join our team, please send your CV to jobs[at]nepalstronomicalsociety.org
Besides, we will be updating the latest information at www.nepalastronomicalsociety.org/spaceapps . you can also get updates in our social media channels.