Join the largest space & science hackathon in the solar system


3 Oct - 7 Oct



Saudi Space Apps Challenge

3344

Registered

1359

Nominated

19

Cities

About

Saudi Space Apps Challenge is a two-day hackathon where teams of technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, developers and students across the globe collaborate and engage with publicly available data to design innovative solutions for global challenges.

The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to advance space exploration missions and improve life on earth.

Saudi Space Apps Challenge

Become Space Hero and
qualified for the global nomination

The World Needs Your Skills

Coder
Designer
Photographer
Entrepreneur
Data analyst
Marketer
Technical
Producer
Storyteller





Wherever You Live

Riyadh

The Garage

Jeddah

University of Business and Technology

Makkah al-Mukarramah

Umm Al Qura University

Al-Madinah al-Munawwarah

Madinah Innovations Labs

Dammam

Alasala Colleges

Buraydah

Mustaqbal University

Tabuk

Madinah Innovations Labs

Hail

Madinah Innovations Labs

Qatif

Fablab Mostaqbli

Dhahran

Jubail

Yanbu

Abha

Albaha

Bisha

Najran

Jazan

Saudi Arabia

Riyadh

50

Participants

50

Teams

Jeddah

50

Participants

50

Teams

Jubail

50

Participants

50

Teams

Dammam

50

Participants

50

Teams

Tabouk

50

Participants

50

Teams

Medina

50

Participants

50

Teams

Mecca

50

Participants

50

Teams

Dhahran

50

Participants

50

Teams

Qatif

50

Participants

50

Teams

Taif

50

Participants

50

Teams

Abha

50

Participants

50

Teams

Qassim

50

Participants

50

Teams

Jazan

50

Participants

50

Teams

Hackathon’s Journey

Challenges

Ideas

Jeddah
Sep 24, 2023

Hulka story

Skills Needed
Artificial intelligence specialist
Video game developer
Members Needed
2 Request to Join the Team

Schedule

3 oct 2023

VIRTUAL BOOTCAMP

18:00
Welcoming and Greeting
18:30
Bootcamp Information Session
19:00
Question And Answer:
19:10
NASA Space Apps Challenge
20:10
How to Win the Hackathon
20:30
Question and Answer
20:40
Closing

4 Oct 2023

Virtual Bootcamp

18:00
Welcoming
18:10
Introduction of speakers
18:15
Speaker Session
18:45
Questions and Answers
18:55
Challenge Criteria
20:20
Speaker Session
20:50
Question and Answers

5 oct 2023

Hackathon launch

16:00
Register
18:30
Opening
18:40
Pitch ideas
19:15
Team formation
20:15
Hackathon Starting
21:00
Networking Hour
22:00
Closing

6 Oct 2023

Learn and Develop

8:00
second day starting
8:10
Develping
10:30
Energizer
11:30
Prayer time
13:30
Speaker
14:00
Mentors sessions and keep developing
17:30
Energizer
19:00
Speaker
19:30
Mentors sessions
21:30
Close

7 Oct 2023

Judging and announcing the winners

8:00
keep developing
8:10
Energizer
9:00
Mentors sessions and keep developing
13:30
Project submission reminders
13:45
Preparation for Final presentations
16:00
Final Presentation showcase
18:00
Judging session
21:00
Announcing the winners

Former Saudi Space Apps Heros

  • Polaris Polaris

    Certificate of Appreciation

    Saudi space challenge awarded to Polaris Team in special appreciation for efforts to address challenges on and off planet earth.

    Polaris
    The Road to Mars
  • MARIANA Team MARIANA Team

    Certificate of Appreciation

    Saudi space challenge awarded to MARIANA Team in special appreciation for efforts to address challenges on and off planet earth.

    MARIANA Team
    MARIANA
  • Glowing Darkness Team Glowing Darkness Team

    Certificate of Appreciation

    Saudi space challenge awarded to Glowing Darkness Team in special appreciation for efforts to address challenges on and off planet earth.

    Glowing Darkness Team
    AstroLight Fitter
  • CYBORG Team CYBORG Team

    Certificate of Appreciation

    Saudi space challenge awarded to CYBORG Team in special appreciation for efforts to address challenges on and off planet earth.

    CYBORG Team
    CYBORG
  • shams shams

    Certificate of Appreciation

    Saudi space challenge awarded to shams Team in special appreciation for efforts to address challenges on and off planet earth.

    shams
    A Phone App that Visualizes Data from NASA
  • SSTMD SSTMD

    Certificate of Appreciation

    Saudi space challenge awarded to SSTMD Team in special appreciation for efforts to address challenges on and off planet earth.

    SSTMD
    Smart Satellite Tracker of Marine Debris
  • EVENNESS Team EVENNESS Team

    Certificate of Appreciation

    Saudi space challenge awarded to CYBORG Team in special appreciation for efforts to address challenges on and off planet earth.

    EVENNESS Team
    EVENNESS (The Blue Nerds)

FAQ

  • What is the NASA International Space Apps Challenge 2023?

    On October 6-7, NASA is inviting coders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists, and technologists to come together in a global, virtual hackathon. During a period of 48 hours, participants from around the world will come together to create virtual teams and solve challenges using NASA’s open-source data.

  • What is the purpose of Space Apps?

    Space Apps, which started in 2012, has now become the largest global hackathon. While NASA provides awards to the top projects (see more below), Space Apps is all about collaboration! Our mission is focused on the following objectives: To inspire collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking To foster interest in Earth and space science and exploration To raise awareness of NASA data around the world To encourage growth and diversity of the next generation of scientists, technologists, designers, engineers, artists, etc. To find out more about the purpose of Space Apps, please see this page.

  • What is the theme of Space Apps for 2023?

    In collaboration with NASA Transform to Open Science (TOPS), the 2023 NASA International Space Apps Challenge theme is “Explore Open Science Together.” This theme acknowledges 2023 as A Year of Open Science - as declared by NASA, the White House, and other Federal Agencies

  • Who should participate in Space Apps?

    Space Apps is for everyone! This includes those who have never “hacked’ before! All passionate problem solvers are encouraged to join - students, experts, engineers, makers, artists, and storytellers. While some of our challenges are technical, others ask you to use your artistic skills, your business acumen, and your historical imaginations! In other words, you do not need to be a coder or data expert to be part of Space Apps. In fact, the most diverse teams are often the most successful. The challenges summaries are now available here! Full challenge statements and resources will be posted by mid-September.
    Eligibility: The Hackathon is open to all individuals who are: above the age of 12 years of age.

  • If I still have questions after reading this FAQ, what should I do?

    Before the hackathon begins, we will be releasing additional resources and guides to help you navigate your hackathon journey. These include the following: Space Apps Virtual Bootcamp Chat Guide Team Formation Guide Project Submission Guide Judging and Awards Guide Once those are released, please take time to look them over. During the hackathon, members of the Space Apps Global Organizing (GO) Team will be available in our chat rooms to answer your questions and point you to the correct resources. If you still have questions, please contact [email protected], and we'll get back to you!

Strategic partner

Communication Space and Technology Commission

PARTNERS

The Garage
Mustaqbal University
umm al qura university
University of Tabuk
Madinah Innovations Labs
Alasala Colleges
University of Business and Technology
Fablab Mostaqbli
University of Hail

Organizer

GeeksValley

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hear from you!