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2018 NASA Space Apps Hackathon - Kitchener-Waterloo Region

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Communitech

151 Charles Street West

#100

Kitchener, ON N2G 1H6

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SkyWatch is proud to announce the return of the NASA International Space Apps Challenge to the Waterloo region, from October 19 - 21, 2018. This year’s hackathon will attract many of Waterloo’s top tech talent – developers, makers, citizen scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs – who will work non-stop for 48 hours to address NASA-designed challenges.

Waterloo joins nearly 200 other cities hosting their own Space Apps Challenges that weekend, for an estimated total of 25,000 global participants, making it the largest hackathon in the Universe. Two winning solutions from the Waterloo challenge will move on to compete with other winners from across the globe, to be judged at NASA headquarters.

More info about Space Apps KW 2018 at www.skywatch.co/spaceapps



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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND?

This event is completely free to attend. We are also collecting donations for a local charity: oneROOF, should you choose to.

oneROOF Youth Services is committed to providing for the safety, support and overall well-being of youth who are experiencing homelessness, and youth who are at-risk of homelessness, aged 12-25, in Waterloo Region.


WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Space belong to all. We welcome all and everyone. Whether you are a coder extraordinaire, a rocket scientist, or simply a student with an affinity for space, you have a place here.


WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE FOR PARTICIPANTS?

There is no minimum age for participation in Space Apps, and many youth and children have participated in past events. We only note that participants under 13 must have a parent or guardian register for them and attend with them.


DO I REGISTER AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR AS A TEAM?

Participants will need to register as individuals, not teams. Participants will form project teams at Space Apps events and teams will submit their projects by creating a project page on the day of the hackathon.


WHAT IF I'VE NEVER BEEN TO A HACKATHON BEFORE?

Welcome! Participants of all skill levels will be there. We’ll have talks, mentors and workshops to help you with your project; hackathons can be a great place to learn new skills in a short amount of time. Just be eager to learn, and excited to meet lots of awesome people.


IS THE EVENT LIMITED TO JUST SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT?

Absolutely not, Space Apps projects don't have to be apps. We need people with all types of skills to participate! Teams need project managers, designers, artists, educators, writers - anyone who can help advance the cause. You can contribute! Participants in the event will collaborate to build software, open hardware, data visualization, and citizen science platform solutions that contribute to solving global challenges that focus on improving life on earth. In fact, most teams will benefit from having non-programmers working with them.


HOW CAN I CONTACT THE ORGANIZER?

Please feel free to email us, message us on Twitter, or join our Slack group.

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151 Charles Street West

#100

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Canada

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