• VENUE:
    The Chandaria Business Innovation and Incubation Centre (Chandaria-BIIC)

    In Kenyatta University Main Campus, off Thika Super Highway, on Kenya Drive, next to Kenyatta University's Main Gate.

    Email: [email protected]


    Thursday 2nd March 2015
    8:30am-5pm IBM Bluemix pre-event workshop

    Saturday 11th April 2015
     9:00 a.m.          Registration
    10:00 a.m.         Schedule and logistics announcements
    10:30 a.m.          Subject Matter Expert briefing
    11:00 a.m.          Begin developing
    12:30 p.m.          Lunch break
    1:30 p.m.          Developing continued
    4:30 p.m.          Optional progress briefing, more
    6:30 p.m.          Dinner break
    8:00 p.m           More developing

    Sunday, 12th April 2015
    10:00 a.m.         Logistics briefing & updates
    10:15 a.m.         Begin developing
    12:00 p.m.        Submission Deadline
    12:00 p.m.        Lunch break
    1:30 p.m.          Presentations
    3:00 p.m.         Judges Voting
    3:30 p.m.         Awards
    4:00 p.m.         Post event social


    NASA, IBM Team For Worldwide Space App Hackathon.

    Full story click here

    What happens when NASA gets together with IBM’s Bluemix cloud services and sponsors a worldwide hackathon? They hope to challenge participants to build apps that help solve issues around space exploration and earthly problems too.

    IBM is joining NASA to offer participants access to a set of cloud services in its Bluemix Platform as a Service portfolio, says Sandy Carter, who is general manager for cloud ecoystem and developers at IBM.

    While participants are free to use any cloud platform they wish, IBM plans to sweeten the pot by offering access to some of its most elite experts onsite in 26 cities.

    In another 36 cities, participants get access to virtual support online or by phone.

    In many ways, the contest is about taking advantage of sensors (the Internet of Things) and the data they produce. Participants will have access to 200 NASA data sources. The idea is to use analytics tools on Bluemix to provide them with tools to take advantage of this data.

    “A lot of people look at sensors, but the real value lies with data,” Carter said.

    Two projects from each city will advance to global judging. IBM will offer 30 awards for the most innovative use of Bluemix. NASA wants to use this event to incubate innovative ideas and IBM hopes to get developers interested in its Bluemix cloud development tools.

    Submit your application here:

    Projects Nominated for Global Judging

    Global Nominee #2


    Global Nominee #1


    People's choice

    Furaha Moments

    Best Use of Hardware



    NairobiMap it
    Kenya Drive, Kenyatta University

    Brian Amu
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  • The following projects were worked on at Nairobi:

    • DROID PC

      Project Members from this location

      The App consists of an intuitive graphical user interface that provides the user with a familiar environment in which to work. This environment contains pushbuttons, toggle buttons, lists, menu, text boxes, and so forth, all of which are already familiar to the user, so that he or she can conc... Visit Project

    • LiftOff app-Astronauts connect with their loved ones on earth easily

      Project Members from this location
      • sylvester  tamba
      • Benson Kariuki
      • Hillary Chesaro

      This application aims to achieve space connection between friends,family e.t,c with a NASA astronaut very easily and fun. This is only possible by using our android application and the PC drivers that we made for the MAC and Windows.Inside the application there are many utilities including gam... Visit Project

    • LiftOff Game

      Project Members from this location
      • Hillary Chesaro

      This project aims to educate the world on the various types of asteroids and how it can be helpful to us humans through a game.

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    • Space Ai

      Project Members from this location
      • mukira gitonga

      We are making a solution that is a combination of Software and Hardware as an application that can help Astronauts in preparation for space launch, and also day to day virtual assistant

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    • Third Eye

      Project Members from this location
      • Clément Habinshuti
      • Kevvin Nderitu
      • caroline wawira
      • Bernard Muigai
      • Saruni Maina
      • Tiany Nigel Ochola
      • Clément Habinshuti

      Third Eye consists of a system of autonomous devices such as self-driven rovers which can navigate unknown areas without being guided. Such a device collects periodic data about its environment and important events (such as dangers, warnings, potential sources of interest) and upload them on a... Visit Project

    • eyeSpace

      Project Members from this location
      • Mercy Tum
      • Brighton Ooko
      • Otuya David
      • Brian Mulunda
      • Nelson Tum
      • Hillary Isanya

      We tasked ourselves to create a rover(#eyeSpace) that is able to evade obstacles on it's line of sight. It does this though the proximity sensor mounted on the rover. It detects the obstacle in its line of sight in range of 180 degrees. It evades the obstacle. It moves towards an open area.... Visit Project

    • Furaha Moments

      Project Members from this location
      • Nathan Mburu
      • Kathleen Siminyu

      Easy fast creation and sharing of a postcard with one of many NASA's great pics in the background. The user gets to choose a picture use as the background from a date entry then add a message to it and share the postcard right away! Its that simple!!

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    • Spaced Out Memories

      Project Members from this location
      • Kathleen Siminyu
      • Kathleen Siminyu
      • Sylvia Kieha

      Our projects main aim to get people utilising the numerous wonderful pictures that are found using the Nasa APIs. There is a wealth of resources that no one is aware of...just lying around on the web. We want people to be able to use them in their day to day lives...our mission is to make them... Visit Project

    • CropBuddy

      Project Members from this location
      • Victor Karanja
      • philip munene
      • Sheila Anyango
      • Victor Karanja
      • allan Macharia

      CropBuddy allows users to post alerts of any crop related disease occurring in a specific region using images and locations (longitude and latitude) and with the use of Google Satellite Maps, display the exact location and quadrant on a map where the disease has infected crops and is spreading... Visit Project

    • SpaceyPost

      Project Members from this location
      • Alex Kinuthia
      • Alex Kinuthia
      • Vincent Mukhomba

      The project aims to connect astronauts or possibly travellers with their loved ones back at home. It enables them to share in their phenomenon and happy times.

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