First hackathon in space. Ever.

Space Hack: The best april fools joke in 2018

"When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor." - Elon Musk

Time has come to conquer the space, by hacking it. However with your feet safely on the surface of our beloved earth you can only do so much. That is why the World's two most innovative companies, SpaceX and Perfektio, are organizing the first space hackathon, that actually takes place in space! Get ready to live your wildest dream and help humans to become the first multi-planetary species.

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Space Hack 2019 – Make Humans multi-planetary

Space Hack 2019 is more than a hackathon. It is also the first civilian space flight and a NewSpace acceleration program.

Space Hack 2019 is organized by the world's best hackathon company Perfektio in collaboration with the leading commercial spacecraft manufacturer SpaceX.

Founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars, SpaceX has since developed the Falcon launch vehicle family and the Dragon spacecraft family, which both currently deliver payloads into Earth orbit.

Perfektio was founded 2016 with the goal of turning hackathon innovations into real products and services. Perfektio has since won a multitude of hackathons and developed those solutions into real projects as well as into new startups. Currently, Perfektio focuses on building innnovative products and solutions through means of open innovation, and enabling hackathon hackers around the world to turn what they built in hackathons into new business opportunities.

How to apply?

Because we are actually sending you to space, our application process is slightly tougher than in other hackathons. The applications will start in June 2018. From all the applicants we will pick 250 passionate hackers to take part in the interview process which consists of three sets of interviews. The interviews will focus on understanding your problem solving skills and how passionate you are in this hackathon. Applicants who pass the interviews will be invited to a six month long training program, during which Perfektio and SpaceX will train you to handle everything from spacewalking to building innovative products in less than 48 hours.

Challenges

Pre-launch experiences

As the advent of commercial spaceflights gets nearer, the need for captivating launch experiences becomes more immminent every passing minute. How could we make the launch preperations and the launch a less unnerving experience? How could we train civilians for upcoming flights in fun and captivating way?

Virtual space mission

Space missions are expensive partly because training requires complex and hard-to-replicate settings. Could we make it less expensive to train astronauts by using virtual and augmented reality?

Space Immigration

Colonizing e.g. Mars requires millions of people to leave the Earth behind. How could we better convince people do this ? Could we possibly design family packages or provide compelling marketing material. Can you design turnkey Mars mover packages?

Interstellar travel services

NASA's estimates reveal that ideal lineup for launch would get you from Earth to Mars in approximately nine months. If we aim to provide commercial interstellar travel, we have to create services that provide stellar customer experiences for the passengers during this whole period, while at the same time preparing them for the challenges waiting at the destination. Could we use the travel time for education and experimentation? How could we provide entertainment services, like movies and concerts in space?

Prizes

1st Prize

The winning team will receive funding and mentoring for six months to develop their solution into a real product or a service. Besides this we will award you with a cool trophy with your team members' names.

2nd Prize

The second winner team will receive funding and mentoring for six months to develop their solution into a real product or a service as well!

Track Prizes

We have prepared awesome track specific prizes as well for the best teams! Track winners are seperate from the 1st and 2nd place prizes.

FAQ

Who can apply?

Everyone! We believe that innovative and problem solving hackathon concepts are only created when you have team with diverse set of skills. You can be anything from a coder to a botanist.

How much does it cost?

Nothing! Everything from the six month training to the moment your feet touch the ground again is completely free. Plus, after your space mission is over, you will be rich with experiences and have more swag than you can possibly carry!

What if I've never been to a hackathon?

No worries! Space Hack is beginner friendly. Plus during the six month training period, Perfektio will be providing world class mentoring in rapid prototyping and training on how to build award-winning hackathon projects.

I STILL HAVE MORE QUESTIONS!

Don't worry, we will be providing more information in May 2018 :)

Interested?

Application period for Space Hack will start in May 2018. Hang on tight until then