In 2007, a small group of people began an intentional, collaborative experiment in open, transparent, and direct communication about your space program. Our goal was to enable your direct participation in exploring and contributing to NASA’s mission.

Many of us have since begun new adventures. This site will remain as an archive of the accomplishments of the openNASA experiment.

Ali Llewellyn

Congratulations! The weekend is over… but #SpaceApps is definitely still on and moving into global judging! You can read the specifics of how judging and awards will work here.

Next steps for projects and teams that won their local event and are globally nominated:

​1. You need to be sure that your project page is as complete as possible. All team members, all code, links to any photos, presentations and datasets, social accounts if you have them - the more information you have included on your page, the better. If you have a software project where the code is not included, you will not be eligible for judging.

​2. You need to make a video. For local judging, you gave a presentation in person. For global judging, we need you to make a video introducing your team, describing and demo-ing your solution. The video can be simple or fancy, but should be no more than 2 minutes and should highlight the impact of your project. You will have until May 1, 2013 to submit a video describing your challenge and solution and link it to your project page.

Check out this awesome example from Space Apps Kansas City for their project Sol:

And another great video example from a group of virtual collaborators for their project Inbound:

Inbound from Matthew Congrove on Vimeo.

Great submission videos will tell the story of your team, why you chose your challenge or thought it was important, what you accomplished, how you got there, and what the next steps are.

You should also start to think about sharing the story of your project online and with your friends, as there will be a People’s Choice award given to the project with the highest number of public votes!

We can’t wait to put up all these videos on and [share the stories of the people and the projects collaborating for Earth and for space.][] Watch and @spaceapps for updates and information. We expect to announce the Global Best in Class awards on May 22.

Congratulations and good luck!

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