The NASA International Space Apps Challenge is an intense 48-hour global weekend hackathon for developers, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, astronomers and enthusiasts. Along with 75 cities around the world, Liège / Luik teams will form and build products and prototypes against NASA-designed challenges that leverage spacecraft, celestial and science data.
12 - 13th April WSL, Rue des Chasseurs Ardennais 3, 4031 Angleur
Developed by NASA and the European Space Agency, challenges focus on real-world design challenges, and on making our planet and universe accessible, visual, and fun to explore.
While the weekend will be focused on hacking out the best solutions to the challenges proposed by NASA, we'll be having some fun too. Below is a little sneak peak of what we have planned for the weekend including a pre and post party, and a pre-event event to get networking early!
|8:30 am||Doors open|
|9:00 am||Challenge Kick-off and team building|
|7:00pm||Doors close for the night|
|9:00 am||Doors re-open|
|12:00 pm||Launch and Submission Deadline|
|3:00 pm||Presentation Prep|
|7:30 pm||After Party|
|8:45 pm||Final awards and wrap-up at after party|
We wouldn't be able to run an event of this caliber without the help of some incredible sponsors. Helping us with everything from logistics and planning, to making connections, and sponsoring in kind to allow us to take the event to the next level, we're excited to be working alongside these amazing companies.
Thinking about joining the sponsors list? Get in touch with us.Cantact us
Loïc Bar is co-founder of The Smart Company, an award-winning high-growth SME in ICTs specializing in smart energy monitoring from a consumer-centric approach. He created his first company in 2008 just after finishing school. Quickly, he had the opportunity to collaborate with well-known companies like McKinsey&Company, Coca-Cola, L’Oréal and Schréder Group. During his different projects, he has the chance to work in New York, London and even Kathmandou. To help him to develop the company, he teamed with others. This collaboration resulted in the creation of The Smart Company project in early 2011. Conscious that energy needs to be used with increasing efficiency, he decided to focus the company development on technologies that could help households and SMEs better manage energy consumption. Quickly, the company experienced first success thanks to the usage of agile and creative methods.
Loïc Bar is also involved in social organization like The Cleanweb Initiative helping entrepreneurs leverage information technology to drive massive improvements in global sustainability. At 25, he is also the author of 4 technical books published by the prestigious Parisian publisher Micro Application.
Nothing to participants. We're working with sponsors to make the event free of charge.
Absolutely! If you're interested in helping out at the event, email us here.
Start by taking a good look through the challenges and select a few that interest you. Register on the web site and ask your teamate to do the same. On the first day, we officialize the team on the morning.
Networking is important here. To put a great team together, you’ll to walk around and talk to people. There will be a system at the event for identifying people with certains skills, but you’ll need to talk to people to find out exactly what they can offer.
While this is the first time Liège / Luik has hosted the Space Apps Challenge, there was an NASA International Space Apps Challenge 2013. Check out the site to see last year's teams and prototypes!
Try to arrive at 8:30am to register early, and so you have a chance to start networking with other attendees.
Bus 48 that goes to Sart Tilman in scientific parc.
Yes, make sure you bring a computer. Laptops are preferred of course but bring what you need to get the job done.
Mostly. You’ll need to bring any components and supplies you’ll need to build your prototype. We’ll have tool stations set up for common use, and will list them here well before the event.
A notebook for designing stuff! And if you have an extra extension cord and/or power strip that’s always helpful.
The NASA International Space Apps Challenge is a free event, and we depend on sponsorship to provide amenities like food to participants. At the moment, the plan is not to provide more than snacks, but we’re working on changing that. The ROM has a really fantastic cafeteria, and there are a number of great food options within a five minute walk.
If you tweet about this event, please use the #spaceapps_TO hashtag so we can include you in any awesome displays, and to make it easier for others to connect with you. Please follow the official Space Apps Toronto feed (@spaceappsbe) to stay up-to-date on the event.
Liège / Luik is one of 75 cities participating in the NASA International Space Apps Challenge. While we definitely want to earn some bragging rights for our city, there will also be opportunities to build multi-city teams with team members working across more than one city.
Once local winners are announced (incl. multi-city teams) on Sunday evening, NASA will select a number of best-of apps over different categories.
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