about 9 years ago

THANK YOU! Pics, and, of course, the winners!!!


First, THANK YOU to everyone who participated and helped organize this event. A lot of work that paid off in a great hackathon day. We all had fun hosting the event and really enjoyed the final projects.

1) The Winners!

  • Overall - Team NOVA
  • Runner-up - Team ChuDe
  • Best engagement - Team Smart Azteroids
  • Honorable mention - Team EchoSpace

2) ChallengPost

As part of the NASA contract, we need a 'permanent' online record of the event, so if you have not done so, please upload your submission (in whatever shareable way) to the Asteroid Hackathon ChallengePost site. Many thanks.

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about 9 years ago

Hackathon detailed schedule

Hi everyone! Hope you're reading our daily eventbrite emails with updates and tips for the hackathon :)

Wanted to share with you here the schedule for this weekend:

Friday, October 24 - EchoUser Office (115 Sansome St., Floor 7, San Francisco, CA 94104)

  • 6:00 - 8:30 PM Pre-event reception

Saturday, October 25SETI Institute (189 North Bernardo Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043).

  • 8:30 AM Coffee & Registration
  • 9:00 AM Welcome and opening
  • 9:15 AM Hacking begins!
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 4:00 PM “Science Fair” demos & crowdsource pre-judging
  • 5:00 PM Top ~10% teams present
  • 5:45 PM Winners announced
  • 6:00 PM…

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about 9 years ago

Why the Asteroid Hackathon (and other news!)

We've been getting the question lately of why we're hosting this event. Well, asteroids are a real threat, and a real opportunity. For those who haven't see it, check out an interivew with two of our main sponsors (and judges!) in our blog post from August. 

Also, wanted to share the same updates we sent out via eventbrite the other day. I know this may seem like A LOT of information, but in the absence of FAQs (since people rarely read those anyway), we've opted for frequent updates with digestible tidbits of info each day :)

Here are a few…

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about 9 years ago

Oct 19 Hackathon Updates

1) The DATA! It's here (SQL) here (CSV), and here (JSON). Web Service API page for explanations of what each parameter represents. We encourage you and your team to dive in and get to hacking! Design, development, storyboarding, etc. Whatever you'd like to go about building before next Saturday, October 25. All is fair game.

2) NEW VENUE! The hackathon will now be taking place at the SETI Institute (189 North Bernardo Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043). All other event details remain the same.

3) Let's Chat! We've setup a Reddit subreddit for the Asteroid Hackathon called hack_space. It'll primarily be…

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about 9 years ago


Hi all, a couple of announcements as the Asteroid Hackathon is fast approaching. Please read below. And see further below for full event details.

1) We need to know how many people are coming to the event, per NASA Ames regulations. Please enter your team and all your teammates in the Asteroid EventBrite. We realize Eventbrite isn’t the best at group signup. Try these steps below:

  • One person Creates a team. The others Join by searching for the team name the first person created. If you need assistance, please email hackspace@echouser.com.

  • Signup your entire team here…

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