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  • SpaceApps Glasgow

    Welcome to Glasgow's 3rd year hosting an ISAC event! This year we're at Glasgow Caledonian University with their Ethical Hacking Society.


    0930 1000 Arrive at Venue and Complete Registration
    1000 1130 Introductions, Short talks, Project Selection, and Team forming
    1130   Coding
    1300     Lunch
    1900     Dinner
    0700     Breakfast
    1200     Lunch
      1530 Coding ends
    1530 1600 Presentation Prep and Project page
    1600     Project Presentations and Judging


    On Twitter: @spaceappsgla On Youtube: Space Apps Glasgow



    SQA Logo IBM Bluemix Logo Glasgow Caledonian Logo
    JetBrains Logo Packt Publishing Logo Ethical Hacking logo

    Packt Publishing

    Need help during the Space Apps Challenge? Well look no further as Packt Publishing are offering 1 month free access to their eBook and Video library. Sign-up and you’ll be given immediate access to trusted IT publications on the latest cutting edge technologies, enabling you to develop innovative applications.


    JetBrains is offering software licenses for a winning team this year.


    Ace your hackathon with serious services, APIs and tools.  Lots of them! Tools you can add, change, toss out, re-purpose, and otherwise bend to do your bidding. IBM created Bluemix to be a single-solution environment that lets you develop, test and deploy just about anything you want to make, like those million-dollar ideas you've been hiding from the world.

    Want to build a browser-based chat app that requires little to no system resources? We have Node.js. Is your boss asking you to scale to billions of requests a day? Do it with Mongo DB. Does Nanna want you to build an app to track daytime soap storylines? You're going to need some message queuing.

    IBM is supporting the International Space App Challenge, focusing on solutions that address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space. The four challenge areas include: Earth, Outer Space, Humans and Robotics. Bluemix has the tools to create a unique and innovative applications for this hackathon, and for your future challenges. Register for your free trial of Bluemix and participate in our virtual education to familiarize yourself with the Bluemix before you hack!

      • Familiar set of languages including Liberty Java, Ruby, PHP, Node.JS, and Python
      • The right database for you, whether it’s Cloudant , SQL, mySQL or MongoDB
      • Support for Wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) integration
      • For email, messaging and phone comms, check out Twilio, SendGrid, etc.
      • Instant server resources and infrastructure to develop and deploy
      • Starter code to give you a solid foundation for enterprise-grade coding
      • A full ecosystem of partners and open source services
    IBM will award one prize per city for the most innovative use of IBM Bluemix:

    The winning team will receive $12K of Cloud credit and if they are a qualified startup, they will be granted up to $120K of Cloud credit in addition to up to 60 hours of technical support and assistance over 6 months by an senior IBM Bluemix developer.

    Judging Criteria: Application Uniqueness 25%, Usage of IBM Bluemix Services & Runtime 25%, Solution Completeness 25%, Presentation & Demo 25%. We encourage you to mix and match with other powerful APIs and third party services.

    Note: All prizes or any prize components will be awarded to the winning team as a whole and not to each individual member of a winning team. IBM is not responsible for any disputes among team members concerning prize or prize components. IBM/NASA employees are not eligible to receive the “Most innovative use of Bluemix” award.

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    Projects Nominated for Global Judging

    Global Nominee #1

    Stereo vision experiment review tool

    Global Nominee #2


    People's choice


    Best Use of Data

    Stereo vision experiment review tool



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  • The following projects were worked on at Glasgow:

    • Lost in Space

      Project Members from this location
      • Jamie Stevenson
      • David Jones
      • Alistair Collins
      • Andrew Smillie
      • Jamie Stevenson

      Simplifying the data from the ISS: Showing only what is relevant at each level of zoom Separating type of data - points, orientations, scalar values Automatically detecting appropriate ranges for each type of data Overlaying data on appropriate representation(s) of the IS... Visit Project

    • Do You See What I See

      Project Members from this location
      • Ronald Nsabiyera

      When I am a a Point A I browse some objects in the solar system, and things on earth. Pick out something I find interesting and it, History, Entertainment and so-forth.

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    • RoflCopter

      Project Members from this location
      • Victor Ajayi
      • Richard Tyson
      • Joe Frew
      • Stefano Sesia

      The ROFLCOPTER is a cuboid drone with six arms. Its symmetric structure is 50 x 50 x 50 cm and its carbon fiber body weights approximately 10 Kg. At the end of each of the six arms we find an electromagnet, four thrusters and a proximity sensor. The central body incorporates a bluetooth receiv... Visit Project

    • Stereo vision experiment review tool

      Project Members from this location
      • Tom Halfpenny


      We aim to make it easier for scientists to review the SPHERES experiment videos, specifically regarding the quality and quantity of feature matches between the left and right views of the goggles. The primary aim is to expose a given point in the video timeline and allow for ... Visit Project

    • Icarus

      Project Members from this location
      • Javier Herrera Montojo
      • Daniel Espinoza

      Different types of visualisation of ISS telemetry data, through a web app powered by Django, hosted in IBM Bluemix and implemented using mapbox, three.js and D3.js

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    • Top Crop

      Project Members from this location
      • Edward Wilkie
      • Evgeny Kravtsov
      • Martin Byrenheid
      • Mohammed Jan
      • Shihab AL Abdul Salam
      • Mohammed Jan

      Entry for Crop Alert Challenge for the 2015 International Space App Challenge

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    • TopCrop

      Project Members from this location
      • Mohammed Jan
      • Shihab AL Abdul Salam
      • Evgeny Kravtsov
      • Edward Wilkie
      • Martin Byrenheid

      Entry for Crop Alert Challenge for the 2015 International Space App Challenge.

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