Round Rock

Round Rock

Round Rock, TX
  • TechShop Austin-Round Rock is excited to host our second International Space Apps Challenge! 

    We’re looking for web developers, designers, content developers and anyone interested in the collaborative advancement of space or technology.

    Come build amazing apps, data visualizations, and other solutions to further space exploration, education and NASA missions.


    April 10 (6 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Meet and Greet Social

    Pre Challenge MeetUp at TechShop - Brainstorm, meet other participants, choose your challenge, or just hang out! (Join virtually too through Google Hangouts! Meet other participants, enjoy light refreshments and snacks, and tour TechShop.

    April 11 - 9 AM registration

    Check in, get settled, enjoy coffee and light treats.  We will begin with the agenda, forming teams, and getting started!

    24/7 access is available for teams.  We will need to know ahead of time who plans to stay.  You will not be able to leave and re-enter and once you leave, you must wait until the door access is unlocked in the morning. 

    April 12 - 8 AM

    Our building will be open to non-members starting at 8 AM.  Begin working and we will wrap up in the evening to do informal presentations to the group and give out final submission instructions.


    High-speed internet will be provided. Comfortable space and light refreshments, popcorn and coffee will be available.  Food will be your responsibility.  We have several tasty options nearby! 

    Bring your computer, a charger, and your A-game!


    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.

    Make sure to Register for your free trial of Bluemix and participate in our virtual education taking place on the dates below to familiarize yourself with Bluemix before you hack!

    Learn more here:


    Contact Casey at [email protected]

    Projects Nominated for Global Judging

    Global Nominee #1

    An Extendible Bluemix Framework for Improving keywords and themes in data.json Files.

    Global Nominee #2

    Pancakes in Space

    People's choice

    The W.O.M.P.E.R.

    Projects Receiving Local Awards

    - An Extendible Bluemix Framework for Improving keywords and themes in data.json Files.


    Round Rock, TXMap it
    120 Sundance Pkwy
    Round Rock, TX
    United States

    Casey Janowski
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  • The following projects were worked on at Round Rock:

    • The W.O.M.P.E.R.

      Project Members from this location
      • Paige Roberts
      • Tony Hammitt

      Bone loss prevention is a problem both on earth with the elderly and bedridden, and in space. Diet and exercise solutions haven't kept astronauts from losing bone at an increasing rate the longer they're in space. Studies show that impact to the skeletal system is needed to provide bones with ... Visit Project

    • Pancakes in Space

      Project Members from this location
      • Paige Roberts

      Food is around 70 - 90% water. Dry ingredients are relatively low mass compared to prepared foods, and water can be recycled, harvested from asteroids, retrieved as a by-product of hydrogen fuel burning, or gained in other ways. The key food nutrients and taste essentials are comparatively low... Visit Project

    • An Extendible Bluemix Framework for Improving keywords and themes in data.json Files.

      Project Members from this location
      • Nick Lloyd
      • David Shen

      This framework uses Bluemix services to accomplish the following:

      Allow data set owners to solicit input about their data sets related to keywords and themes. The framework uses Relationship Extraction and Visual Recognition services to pull entities from user's social media feeds such... Visit Project