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JIMS, Rohini organized NASA SPACE APPS CHALLENGE – PRE HACKATHON

CONCEPT:

The International Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaboration focused on space exploration that takes place in different cities around the world. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space. NASA is leading this global collaboration along with a number of government collaborators and over 100 local organizing teams across the globe.

Twenty Hours, Pre-Hackathon was organized by JIMS at its Sec.5, Rohini, Delhi campus on 31st August & 1st Sep., 2018

CHALLENGES ON WHICH THE STUDENTS WORKED ON:

  • Our Ecological Neighbourhood
  • Ideate and Create
  • Warning! Danger Ahead
  • The Earth and us
  • Planetary Blues


TOTAL NO. OF PARTICIPANTS: 227

TOTAL NO OF TEAMS: 65

ABOUT THE EVENT

The event began with the registration of teams and breakfast, after which the pitching started. Total 65 teams were registered and participated as a part of the pre-qualifier round. During the elevator pitch, each team was given about 10 minutes to explain about their challenge and proposed solution. Soon after elevator pitch, all the teams started working on their project. The first round of evaluation was held in the evening at around 4.00 pm in which each team was evaluated by the panel of three faculty experts. The teams explained about the progress of their project.

The second round of evaluation was held in the mid-night at 1.30am, in which teams were again evaluated by the panel, on the final solution worked out by them. After that all the teams began working on their final presentation, which was evaluated in the third round of evaluation at 6.30am. The final 12 teams were shortlisted on the basis of all the three rounds.

These shortlisted teams then made a presentation in front of jury which comprised of following members. The jury selected the top five winners of the hackathon on the basis of uniqueness of solution, criticality of the problem, how technically sound they were, their creativity and the open data sets used by them.

MEMBERS OF THE JURY:

  • A.K.Saini, Professor, GGSIP University
  • M.P.S.Bhatia, Professor, NSIT, Delhi
  • Divya Gupta, CEO, UDGAM
  • Sai Kiran Katapally (Founder, SUMVN, Hyderabad)

WINNERS OF THE HACKATHON:

  • Sudo

Sudo has created an idea to inform hazardous signals to disaster management team and general public with the help of evaluating UV rays general hazardous time their latitude and longitude they created an android application to send information and alerts with help of notifications to app users. 

  • Brainy Fools

Brainy Fools created an idea of Space Jockey Build a tool that allows a user to virtually experience riding on any one of NASA’s current Earth observing satellites and allow for colocalization of data from various instruments.

  • CypherOps

CypherOps created an idea on Where's the Water? Use data from Earth-observing satellites to identify the broad sweep of groundwater levels below you and surface water supplies, and determine how environmental conditions affect these water resources.

  • Supernova

Supernova created an idea build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.

  • Praudyogeek

Praudyogeek created an idea to warning DANGER AHEAD!,  Design an easy-to-use tool to allow the public to discover and understand landslide data, and to contribute their own observations for use by emergency managers.

Teams selected in Pre-Qualification will now be sent to national level of 36 hours, hackathon at IIT, Delhi on Oct.19-21, 2018, where they will be competing with different zonal winners.

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