RIT NASA Space Apps/2016

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NASA Space Apps Challenge, 2016

Dates/Location


Event Description

The NASA Space Apps Challenge is an annual hackathon event organized by NASA. Each year, several locations across the globe organize local events. This year, one of these local events is happening at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Students from the university and surrounding area come to RIT for a weekend of programming and contest. They create things, solve practical problems, and compete for prizes from NASA.

Google's definition of a hackathon: An event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming.

Why attend this event? RIT is a school known for its participation in open source and is one of the only schools in the country to have a Free and Open Source Software minor. At this event, there are will be between 40-60 students who are passionate and interested in programming or development. This event is organized by the FOSS@MAGIC program, giving students a chance to either become more exposed to open source software or share their enthusiasm with others. This is a great opportunity for Fedora to make an impact at a university level, following along with the University Involvement Initiative set forth by the Fedora Council.

Justin W. Flory is a student at RIT and will help support the event as a locale.


Event Owners


Fedora Representatives


Event Checklist

  1. Create swag request in FAmNA Requests Trac
  2. File ticket in FAmNA Trac for event and requested budget
  3. Update FAmNA with details about the event


Event Schedule

The most current revision of the schedule can be found on the NASA Space Apps website.

April 23 - Saturday

  • 9:00am: Registration / Check-in
  • 9:45am: Team formation and challenge selection
  • 10:15am: Hacking begins
  • 12:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00pm: Speaker Pat Drojak Rapp, "Hackers in the Dust"
  • 3:00pm: Snack
  • 6:00pm: Dinner
  • 11:59pm: Event closes for evening

April 24 - Sunday

  • 9:00am: Doors open, resume hacking
  • 12:00pm: Lunch
  • 2:00pm: Speakers from the RIT Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, "Simulating and Discovering Gravity Waves"
  • 3:00pm: Snack
  • 5:00pm: Hacking ends
  • 5:30pm: Presentations
  • 6:30pm: Dinner and judging
  • 7:30pm: Awards
  • 8:00pm: Hackathon ends / clean-up


Ideas / Brainstorming

  • This event is a smaller-sized event and jflory7 will be fine to do represent Fedora solo
  • Swag request: Stickers, pens, any media to provide?


Negotiated Deal

  • $0 sponsorship cost


Event Budget

Item Estimated Cost Actual Cost Comments
Sponsorship - - No cost for presence at event
Shipping costs $50 $9.79 Stickers, pens, media
Swag, media, flyers - - Using already available resources (part of shipping costs)
Travel subsidies - - Not applicable for this event

Travel Subsidy Requests

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Travel Subsidy Requests
Each attendee requesting travel subsidies for the event should be listed here including the information requested in Sponsoring Event Attendees.
  • Not applicable for NASA Space Apps Challenge 2016


Event Report