Space Apps Schedule
11th April 2015
8:30am – 9:30am Registrations
9:30am – 10:30am Introductions (The challenge ,Sponsors and organizers)
10:30am -11:30am Team formation and settling on the challenges to take on.
11:30am – 1:00pm Developing
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch break
3:30pm -4:00pm Updates on the solutions
4:00pm – 5:00pm Tea break
5:00pm – 7:00pm developing
12th April 2015
10:00am – 10:30pm Progress update and tea break
10:30am – 12:30pm Developing
12:30pm Submission deadline
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm – 2:30 Presentations and questions
2:30pm – 3:00pm Judging
3:00pm- 4:00pm Awards and Vote of thanks
NASA, IBM Team For Worldwide Space Apps Challenge Hackathon.
Full story click here.
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 ecosystem 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 on site 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: ibm.biz/spaceapp2015
Projects Nominated for Global Judging
Global Nominee #1Food Map
Global Nominee #2CROP DOCTOR
People's choiceInteractive ISS
Projects Receiving Local AwardsChallenge Winners - Food Map
Runner's Up - CROP DOCTOR
Peoples Choice - Interactive ISS
The following projects were worked on at Mombasa:
MOBILE APP USING ELEO TECHNOLOGYProject Members from this location
(Text copied under Apache license link to original https://github.com/ProjectPersephone/Moombi )
The use of remote sensing satellites to help forecast and monitor disasters like floods and landslides is literally of vital importance. The life-saving potential need not end with basic rem... Visit Project
Washamba AppProject Members from this location
This project aims to help solve several challenges that humanity faces in dealing with pests and diseases. In particular the project aims to achieve the following goals;
Provide a platform for crowd sourcing information on pests and diseases and all relevant variables associated with th... Visit Project
Food MapProject Members from this location
This project will assist the government and International bodies like RedCross and UNHCR in planning for cases of Famine when they strike in Kenya. This will be achieved through Crowd sourcing information on food distribution across the country and avert severe cases of Drought through efficie... Visit Project
CROP DOCTORProject Members from this location
The application is aimed at solving the crop alert challenge. we decided to make a mobile application that runs on mobile devices. The application is connected to the online servers that store the information received from the users. The servers also contain lots of information that the user c... Visit Project
Interactive ISSProject Members from this location
This tools aims to advocate for the use of space-based info/Technology in Kenya for the promotion of STEM education. This tool has a live video stream of the earth from the ISS.
By providing educational resources from NASA Audio Archive.Visit Project