Space Apps Challenge Kickoff Cocktail Party

The Mezzanine
55 Broadway
New York, NY 10006

The Womensphere Global STEAMfest is a celebration of women harnessing the power of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & design, mathematics) to create the future, and help achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Through the Womensphere Global STEAMfest, we are empowering women and girls all over the world through the Womensphere Global ARTfest, Womensphere Global CODEfest, and Womensphere Global VIDEOfest, kicking off this October 19-31.

Join us for a fun evening of cocktails, celebrating innovation, launching several exciting initiatives & connecting you with pioneering innovators in Silicon Alley!

4:00pm Check-in/registration & opening networking reception
4:30pm Introductions & Opening networking reception & Open Bar
4:45pm Welcome & Opening Remarks by Organizers - Analisa Leonor Balares (CEO, Womensphere) & Joseph Spens (Executive Director, Space Apps NYC)
5:00pm Keynote — NASA, Vision for Innovation & Exploration, and The Most Vital Global Challenges of our Time – Dr. Gavin Schmidt, Director, NASA Goddard Institute
5:15pm In Response to Global Challenges — Vision for Space Apps NYC & NASA Space Apps Challenges – Joseph Spens, Executive Director, Space Apps NYC
5:25pm In Response to Global Challenges - Vision for the Womensphere Innovation Leadership Lab & Global STEAMfest- Analisa Balares, CEO & Chief Innovation Officer, Womensphere
5:35pm In Response to Global Challenges - Emerging Markets Impact Investment & Inclusive Innovation – Maoi Arroyo, Serial Entrepreneur & General Partner, Ignite Impact Fund
5:45pm Cocktail Invention & Mixology Lab - Interactive Workshop in Cocktail-Making – Hanne Madeleine Gates Paine, Cocktail Inventor & Program Director, Womensphere
6:10pm Thousand Miles - A Global Journey in Music – Story & Music by Morley Shanti Kamen
6:20pm Closing Remarks by Joseph Spens & Analisa Balares
6:25pm Closing Networking Reception
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Intro to Google Cloud Platform and AI/ML with Google

Silicon Harlem
2785 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10039

Come enjoy some pizza uptown and Google will give us an introduction to their Cloud Platform.

Google Cloud is a great tool for Space Apps Challenge hackers to have going into the hackathon, as it will streamline the development of your projects so that you can focus on the core concepts and not the project infrastructure.

Hackathon and bootcamp participants will receive free Cloud credits!

Tejpaul Bhatia, Startup Program Lead for Google Cloud NY and former 3 time entrepreneur will join us and give an overview of the Google Cloud platform and a primer on Machine Learning. He will also be able to answer any questions you might have leading up to the hackathon.

6:30pm Doors open / Food & Drinks
7:00pm Opening remarks from event organizers
7:15pm Google Cloud Platform 101
8:00pm Break
8:10pm Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning with Google
8:55pm Networking
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Intro to the Space Apps Challenge and OpenNASA APIs

SAP NextGen
10 Hudson Yards
New York, NY 10001

Learn from veteran Space Apps Challenge hackers what it's like to participate in the hackathon!

Past Space Apps teams are coming back to the location of the 2017 Space Apps Challenge in NYC — SAP NextGen — for a night of hackathon demos and Q&A. Whether you're new to hackathons, or have just never been to the Space Apps Challenge before, come listen to past participants and learn some tips and tricks for the upcoming 2018 Space Apps Challenge.

6:00pm Doors open
6:30pm Opening remarks from event organizers
6:45pm Intro to the Space Apps Challenge
7:00pm Space Apps Hacker Presentations
7:45pm Networking

Intro to OpenSpace

Lower East Side Girls Club
402 E 8th St
New York, NY 10009

OpenSpace is open source interactive data visualization software designed to visualize the entire known universe and portray our ongoing efforts to investigate the cosmos.

Funded in part by NASA, OpenSpace brings the latest techniques from data visualization research to the general public. OpenSpace supports interactive presentation of dynamic data from observations, simulations, and space mission planning and operations. OpenSpace works on multiple operating systems, with an extensible architecture powering high resolution tiled displays and planetarium domes, and makes use of the latest graphic card technologies for rapid data throughput. In addition, OpenSpace enables simultaneous connections across the globe, creating opportunity for shared experiences among audiences worldwide.

6:00pm Doors open
6:30pm Opening remarks from event organizers
6:45pm Intro to OpenSpace
8:15pm Networking