Winning NASA Space Apps 2019 ChallengeWritten on October 20, 2019 in Awards | 1 min read
This weekend 18-20 October, I participated in the Nasa International Space Apps 2019 Challenge. I teamed up with four brilliant people from CeADAR, Ireland’s national centre for Applied Data Analytics. The team included Saad Shahid (Engineer), Aditya Grover, Lauren Burnham-King, Manokamna Singh (Data Scientists) and myself (Designer, Story Teller).
We started a project named Lemon-Aid to use satellite images from NASA along with other open-source data sources to be able to help aid organisations to predict and efficiently help victims of natural disasters and conflicts. The project use case during the weekend was to study the Syrian situation and provide better insights into the needs of people.
We won the challenge in Dublin, Ireland and were nominated for the Global Space Apps Challenge.
The competition’s second round took place on 27 October. It saw global nominees deliver a 30-second online pitch to Nasa scientists. Thirty finalists will be announced in December, and the winners in each of the six categories will be revealed in January 2020.
The winning teams will receive an invitation to visit NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in 2020, and their projects will be featured on the Space Apps website.
For more info about Lemon-Aid, please check the project page on the challenge website.data_science nlp apps nasa space