The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), under the framework of SERVIR Himalaya, and YoungInnovations bring you International Space Apps Challenge 2015 in Kathmandu for the third time in collaboration with Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC) and supported by Women Leaders in Technology (WLIT), Karkhana, Robotics Association of Nepal (RAN), GAME Studios and CSIT Association of Nepal (CSITAN).Who can Participate?Anyone with a broad range of skills can participate. We are looking for engineers, technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, students, entrepreneurs – anyone who has a passion for changing the world and is willing to contribute. We would like to encourage more female participation this year to showcase their talent and skills.How to participate?
To participate, each individual has to register, create one's own profile and join location - in our case, Kathmandu. Following is the list of steps to register:
Orientation to ParticipationDate: April 4, 2015, SaturdayTime: 1PM - 3PMVenue: The Royal Events Pvt. Ltd., Tinkune, KathmanduHackathon ScheduleDay I - April 11, 2015, Saturday7:30 am - 9:00 am - Registration and breakfast9:00 am - 9:15 am - Video from NASA9:15 am - 9:45 am - Welcome Session9:45 am - 9:50 am - Briefing Schedule, do’s and don’ts, logistics announcement9:50 am - 10:30 am - Sharing of Idea and announcement for team members10:30 am - 11:00 am - Team Formation11:00 am - 12: 00 pm - Development begins12:00 pm - 12:45 pm - Lunch12:45 pm - 5:00 pm - Development continues5:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Hi - Tea break5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Development continues
- Click Register button at the top right.
- Search for Kathmandu and click 'Sign me up to attend'.
- Click 'Create Account' or visit https://2015.spaceappschallenge.org/account/signup/
- Put your information and click 'Sign up'
- You will already be logged in. Click 'Join An Event'.
- Search for Kathmandu and Click 'I want to Attend Space Apps Kathmandu' button.
Day II - April 12, 2015, Sunday7:00 am onwards - Venue opens8:00 am - 9:00 am - Breakfast9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Development continues12:00 pm - 12:45 pm - Lunch12:45 pm - 2:00 pm - Development continues2:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Tech Check3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Judges visit to each team4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Presentation and Judges and audience Votes5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Speech from guests and judges6:00 pm - 6:15 pm - Award Ceremony6:15 pm - 6:30 pm - Closing6:30 pm onwards - Dinner and NetworkingChallengesThere are 25 challenges in four areas: Earth, Outer Space, Humans and Robotics. Please visit 'Challenges' section for more information. In addition to these challenges, we will also have local challenges accompanied with local data.Participants taking up the local challenge will not be eligible for Global judging. However, they might get opportunity to work on and refine their apps even after the event with the support of SERVIR Himalaya,ICIMOD and other relevant agencies.Local Awards*Winner - NRs. 30,000First Runner up - NRs. 20,000Second Runner up - NRs. 10,000Judging Criteria
Please visit https://2015.spaceappschallenge.org/about/judging/ to learn more about judging.* Local Award amounts are subjected to tax implemented by Government of Nepal
The following projects were worked on at Kathmandu (Waitlist):
4ForestProject Members from this location
4Forest android/web app is developed with an aim of monitoring and conserving forest, This project combines an android app with a web app to achieve the aim. Android app is used to crowdsource the data about the factors that lead to forest degradation and deterioration; web app is for visualis... Visit Project
Rato MaTo (Red Mars Toy)Project Members from this location
Through this project, we would like to make our robots to rove in Mars and play games. In the demo, we would be showing two prototypes of robots controlled online on a Mars like arena. Providing a new experience in gaming and exploration of new places is what we really aim to achieve.
F... Visit Project