Join the largest space & science virtual hackathon in the solar system


30 Sept - 2 Oct



Saudi Space Apps Challenge

1382

Participants

122

Teams

13

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 Win Prizes

Worth a total of
200,000 SAR



70,000 SAR

1st Place



50,000 SAR

2nd Place



30,000 SAR

3rd Place



25,000 SAR

4th and 5th Place

The World Needs Your Skills

Coder
Designer
Photographer
Entrepreneur
Data analyst
Thinker
Marketer
Technical
Producer
Builder
Creator
Storyteller
Space Enthusiast

Wherever You Live

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

  • 19-9-2021

    Registration

  • 23-9-2021

    Filtration

  • 23-9-2021

    BootCamp

  • 26-9-2021

    Ideas Pitch

  • 30-9-2021

    Hackathon Launch

  • 2-10-2021

    Judges Voting

  • 2-10-2021

    Hackathon Closing & Award Ceremony

  • ---

    Global Judging

Challenges

Ideas

Jeddah
Sep 29, 2021

An astronaut on his way to Mars

Dhahran
Sep 29, 2021

Solar Irradiance App

Skills Needed
Web Developer
Application Developer
Members Needed
1 Request to Join the Team
Tabouk
Sep 28, 2021

AWACS

Schedule

30 Sept 2021

Meet, Pitch, Team Up

18:00
Virtual opening ceremony
18:30
Space Apps challenge journey intro
18:40
Idea pitches and intros
19:15
Teaming up
20:15
Challenging begins

1 Oct 2021

Learn, Develop

8:00
Begin developing
15:00
Meet the Mentors
16:00
More developing
19:00
Meet the mentors
20:15
More developing

2 Oct 2021

Showcase, Celebrate

9:00
Meet the mentors
14:00
Project submission and project demo
15:00
Judges Voting
20:00
Award Ceremony

Speakers

Mohammed Samer

Mohammed Samer

Artificial Intelligence expert


Introduction to Machine Learning
Mohammed Samer

Mohammed Samer

Artificial Intelligence expert


Finding Exoplanets Using Nasa dataset
Hamza Baqasah

Hamza Baqasah

Space Science


Space Debris
  • Hamza Baqasah

    Hamza Baqasah

    Space Science


    Space Debris
  • Mohammed Samer

    Mohammed Samer

    Artificial Intelligence expert


    Finding Exoplanets Using Nasa dataset
  • Mohammed Samer

    Mohammed Samer

    Artificial Intelligence expert


    Introduction to Machine Learning

Mentors

Salman Butt

Salman Butt

Co-founder and COO

Book Session
Waad Alkatheri

Waad Alkatheri

Android Developer at KSB IT Solutions

Book Session
Hussam Ibrahim

Hussam Ibrahim

Game dev, android app dev

Book Session
  • Ammar Altahhan

    Ammar Altahhan

    Software engineer Apps developer

    Book Session
  • Hussam Ibrahim

    Hussam Ibrahim

    Game dev, android app dev

    Book Session
  • Mansour Habib Mansour Alqattan

    Mansour Habib Mansour Alqattan

    Assistant Professor in computer science and software engineering.

    Book Session
  • Haitham Almreef

    Haitham Almreef

    Expert in Business Development and User Experience

    Book Session
  • Maan Saleh Kutbi

    Maan Saleh Kutbi

    Developing business model

    Book Session
  • Yassir A Fatta

    Yassir A Fatta

    Web Backend web Developer

    Book Session
  • Fuad Hassan Tayeb

    Fuad Hassan Tayeb

    Web & .NET Developer

    Book Session
  • Enas Salah

    Enas Salah

    Software engineer & photographer

    Book Session
  • Ashwag Omar Alawoor

    Ashwag Omar Alawoor

    computer engineer

    Book Session
  • Ammar alsharekh

    Ammar alsharekh

    (IOS/ Android /Game )Developer

    Book Session
  • Abdulaziz Fallata

    Abdulaziz Fallata

    expertise in software development (Web/ ios) and Risk management

    Book Session
  • Ahmad Mushtaq

    Ahmad Mushtaq

    expertise in software development (Web / android / ios)

    Book Session
  • MOHAMMED ALTAIAR

    MOHAMMED ALTAIAR

    Game Designer

    Book Session
  • nadine tuhaimer

    nadine tuhaimer

    Digital fabrication expert

    Book Session
  • Abdullah Ba Mashmos

    Abdullah Ba Mashmos

    VR, AR, XR, Game Development

    Book Session
  • Amani issa

    Amani issa

    Software engineer &Web developer

    Book Session
  • Malak ali alzahrani

    Malak ali alzahrani

    Software Developer(React Native Mobile App /Web App)

    Book Session
  • Mahmoud Alsaif

    Mahmoud Alsaif

    UX Consultant | Business Process Analyst

    Book Session
  • Ahlam Fakieh

    Ahlam Fakieh

    UX/Ui , System analysis Expert

    Book Session
  • Muaaz Bugis

    Muaaz Bugis

    Digital fabrication expert - Mechanical designer

    Book Session
  • Emran Abduljabbar

    Emran Abduljabbar

    Management Consulting- Director Palm Ventures

    Book Session
  • Abdullah Assiri

    Abdullah Assiri

    CEO - Qusour Application (UX-IX expert)

    Book Session
  • Kholoud Alghamidi

    Kholoud Alghamidi

    Mobile Application Developer and Developer Team Leader Co-Founder of Techie Bits

    Book Session
  • Lama Mohammed Al Saggaf

    Lama Mohammed Al Saggaf

    Systems Archetict, Design and Development

    Book Session
  • Munzir alradi

    Munzir alradi

    Digital fabrication expert

    Book Session
  • Waad Alkatheri

    Waad Alkatheri

    Android Developer at KSB IT Solutions

    Book Session
  • Yarob Al Mostafa

    Yarob Al Mostafa

    Expert developer ios - CTO Qosoor

    Book Session
  • Omar Bahareth

    Omar Bahareth

    Expert developer ios / android /web- Head of Engineering- Mrsool

    Book Session
  • Abdulaziz Faisal Bukhari

    Abdulaziz Faisal Bukhari

    Systems Analyst & IT Project Manager, Web developer

    Book Session
  • Ghaith Ahmed Abdallah AlQudah

    Ghaith Ahmed Abdallah AlQudah

    web developer

    Book Session
  • Ruqiya Bin Safi

    Ruqiya Bin Safi

    Google Machine Learning Expert

    Book Session
  • Rahaf AlBaadi

    Rahaf AlBaadi

    A faculty member in the Industrial Design Department - College of Designs

    Book Session
  • Abdulaziz Alsafadi

    Abdulaziz Alsafadi

    Webmaster of Riyadh.sa project

    Book Session
  • Doaa Allshureih

    Doaa Allshureih

    Academic Demonstrator /Design and fabrication and prototyping lab specialist

    Book Session
  • Ahmed Alharbi

    Ahmed Alharbi

    Software Engineer

    Book Session
  • Omamah Almohammadi

    Omamah Almohammadi

    IT Teacher-web developer

    Book Session
  • MAHMOUD ALHELOU

    MAHMOUD ALHELOU

    Head of IT

    Book Session
  • Salman Butt

    Salman Butt

    Co-founder and COO

    Book Session

Former Saudi Space Apps Heros

  • 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
  • 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

FAQ

  • What is the NASA International Space Apps Challenge 2021?

    On October 2-3, 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. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of our global community’s health and safety, this year’s hackathon will be an all-virtual event. In other words, all local events will take place online. Through the website, participants will be able to meet teammates and create their teams; talk with other participants and space agency experts in our online chat rooms; and submit their projects. In this unprecedented time, the Space Apps community exists as a reminder that we have the tools and talents to tackle the challenges that face our planet, as well as the ability to unite across boundaries and borders of all kinds.

  • 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 2021?

    This year’s event theme is “The Power of Ten.” This theme was chosen by NASA for several reasons. One, it celebrates the fact that this year’s event is the tenth annual event. Since 2012, Space Apps has grown leaps and bounds -- thanks to you! Two, it reminds us that the next ten years have much in store, both for NASA and for Space Apps. Three, the theme captures some of the ways that we are celebrating the tenth annual event this year, which includes our inclusion of additional space agency partners and additional Global Awards -- among other things! Read more about our theme and related activities here.

  • 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!

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