Nine teams battled it out over the weekend of 22-24 April 2016 as part of the International Space Apps Challenge - an intense 48-hour global weekend hackathon for developers, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, astronomers and enthusiasts.
22 & 24 April 2016 AUT University — Auckland
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2016 Presentations & Awards
The teams has several major deliverables over a 48-hour period: Firstly they needed to form their team, pick a challenge, design and build their app/product/solution to the internationally-set challenges, prepare for a presentation in front of judges, and finally a 30-second video clip summarising their projects. And somewhere they needed to find time to sleep!
Luna is an educational device pointing towards objects such as the moon or the ISS in real time.
Experience a rocket launch in true 3D - using holographic technology powered by your tablet or smartphone.
An out of Earth experience.
We wouldn't be able to run an event of this caliber without the help of some incredible sponsors. Helping us with everything from logistics and planning, to making connections, and sponsoring in kind to allow us to take the event to the next level, we're excited to be working alongside these amazing organisations.
Thinking about joining the sponsors list? Contact us to learn more - for this year or next.Sponsor SpaceApps NZ
Mark Mackay co-founded Orcon in his younger days, and following the sale - pursued his passion for space.
He founded KiwiSpace Foundation - a non-profit organisation that seeks to grow NZ's participation in the global space arena; is a board member for the World Space Week Assn., a regular staff member at International Space University programmes; and father of a beautiful young daughter -- a potential future astronaut :)
Nothing to participants. We're working with sponsors to make the event free of charge.
Absolutely! If you're interested in helping out at the event, email us here.
Teams can be any size, but 3-8 is probably the norm. To find a team, join our Facebook group
Networking is important here. To put a great team together, you’ll to walk around and talk to people. There will be a system at the event for identifying people with certain skills, but you’ll need to talk to people to find out exactly what they can offer.
Try to arrive at 8:00am to complete your registration early and get your t-shirt, and so you have a chance to start networking with other attendees.
Here's a map showing the location of the building. Just down from the corner of Wakefield Street on Mayoral drive, you'll find a small plaza. Enter the WG/Sir Paul Reeves building there and go up one flight of stairs to level 4. We should have signs at all entrances.
Yes, make sure you bring a computer or tablet - as well as anything else you need to get the job done. Don't forget your charger!
Yes, pretty much. If you have AUT students in your team they may have access to workshops -- but check with them, don't assume.
A notebook for designing stuff! And if you have an extra extension cord and/or power strip that’s always helpful.
Space Apps Challenge is a free event, and we depend on sponsorship to provide amenities like food to participants. At the moment, the plan is to provide coffee/tea/water and some fruit during the day, and pizza and salads for dinner on Sat/Sun. Queen Street, with a variety of food options, is only 5 minutes walk.
If you tweet about this event, please use the #spaceappsnz hashtag so we can include you in any awesome displays, and to make it easier for others to connect with you. Please follow @kiwispace on Twitter to stay up-to-date on the event.
Auckland is one of more than 100 cities participating in the NASA International Space Apps Challenge. While we definitely want to earn some bragging rights for our city, there will also be opportunities to build multi-city teams with team members working across more than one city.
Once local winners are announced (incl. multi-city teams) on Monday evening, NASA will select a number of best-of apps over different categories.
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KiwiSpace Foundation will be regularly posting updates throughout the Challenge weekend, and hopefully webcasting the presentations and judging
Check out the latest updates and download press and sponsorship packages for SpaceApps Auckland on our Press Page