NASA International Space Apps Challenge Boston 2021

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of our global community’s health and safety, NASA and the Space Apps Global Organizing Team have made the difficult decision to make the 2021 hackathon an all-virtual event. Each local virtual event will be hosted by one of our Space Apps Local Leads — event leaders who will help connect registrants from their local communities to each other and to NASA.NASA and the Space Apps Global Organizing Team

info session

To kick things off we had our ISAC Boston, we will have an online information session on 9/18 5:00EDT. At the Information session we will discuss about this year’s NASA ISAC event, we introduced mentors, judges, explained the logistics, and talked about NASA’s challenges for this year.

Attend info sassion

register now for nasa iSAC Boston !!


What is the Space Apps Challenge?

Since its inception in 2012, NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge has become the world’s largest global hackathon, engaging thousands of citizens across the globe to use NASA’s open data to build innovative solutions to challenges we face on Earth and in space.

Space Apps inspires local communities to come together, think intensely, and create solutions to important problems. Each year, Space Apps engages thousands of individuals in cities around the world to work with NASA’s open source data in a 48-hour sprint. Teams of technologists, scientists, designers, entrepreneurs, artists, and others collaborate to answer some of the most pressing challenges on Earth and in space.

For more details : https://www.spaceappschallenge.org/

Find us on global site:
https://2021.spaceappschallenge.org/locations/boston-ma/event

ABOUT NASA INTERNATIONAL SPACE APPS CHALLENGE IN BOSTON

2021 is the8th time that NASA ISAC is held in Boston. This year everyone attend virtually. To participate, you can form your own teams among your friends. Please make sure that all of your team members register. The event provides opportunity for everyone to improve your coding skills, get involved in Boston’s hackathon community, cultivate team collaboration skills, and… to have a blast with your teammates!!



Don’t code? No worries.

Kintone is a no-code/low-code cloud platform for teams to easily share & collaborate on their data efficiently. Thanks to our gold sponsor Kintone, attendees will have exclusive access to this platform and mentor support during the event:
https://developer.kintone.io/hc/en-us

 

2021 CHALLENGEs

For each hackathon, NASA personnel develop challenges. These challenges encompass a wide variety of topics and encourage our community of artists, storytellers, coders, scientists, designers, engineers, and others to get creative and develop out-of-this-world solutions! Find a challenge, build a team, get started hacking!

Check 2021 challenges

Schedule (All times US/Eastern)

Saturday, October 2nd

  • 8:00 am Registered participants online check in
  • 9:00 am Opening Ceremony and Welcome by NASA ISAC Global Team and Boston local team
  • 10:00 am Online pitching & team formation
  • 10:00 am Start hacking – Slack channel is available to connect us during hacking
  • 1:00 pm Mentor Office Hour
  • 3:00 pm Mentor Office Hour
  • 5:00 pm Mentor Office Hour
  • 8:00 pm Music Performance!

Sunday, October 3rd

  • 10:00 am Mentor Office Hour
  • 12:00 pm Participants stop hacking and submit project
  • 1:00 pm Presentation & judging
  • 3:30 pm Winner announcement & closing

Don’t forget to join Saturday 8:00pm music performance!!!


Will be on facebook Live@10/2 8PM EDT :
https://www.facebook.com/SpaceAppsBoston

frequently asked questions

 
All are welcome! You must register and show up for online opening event (Saturday 9AM ET) and presentation event (Sunday noon ET).
The challenges change each year within the theme of Earth and space. This year’s five categories of NASA SpaceApps 2020 challenges that you will solve! Refer here for more details.
This year’s five categories of NASA SpaceApps 2020 challenges that you will solve! Refer here for more details. If you want to learn projects from previous year, you can see 2019 global nominees here.
A team of experts from tech and science will take into account creativity, ease of use, level of complexity, use of available space data, and team dynamics.
Web, desktop, mobile, and hardware projects are all welcome.
Teams tend to be most efficient with at most 5 members. That said, it entirely depends on your style: you can work solo, or with a group of whatever size suits you.
We encourage you to join us on the event Slack and discuss there. You can also recruit and form teams before the event begins. Our staff will assist you in finding the right team.
This year’s event will be held entirely virtually, utilizing collaboration technologies such as Slack, Zoom, and others. Develop and leverage new skills for remote collaboration, and overcome the challenges!
 

big thanks to our sponsors and supporters !

Gold sponsor : Kintone

Silver Sponsor : Toyota USA

Basic Sponsor : Z-kai USA Inc.

Become a sponsor/volunteer of the ISAC Boston 2021?
Contact: info@spaceappsboston.org

big thanks to our sponsors and supporters !

about the organizer!

Binnovative is a non-profit organization which strives to provide opportunities to communities in Japan and Boston to foster their entrepreneurial mindset as well as multicultural perspectives. Binnovative organizes and leads the Boston venue of the ISAC for the fourth time this year.

Binnovative is a non-profit organization which strives to provide opportunities to communities in Japan and Boston to foster their entrepreneurial mindset as well as multicultural perspectives. Binnovative organizes and leads the Boston venue of the ISAC for the fourth time this year.