NASA Space Apps
This infinite workspace is designed for Local Leads to organize local hackathon events for the NASA International Space Apps Challenge — the largest annual global hackathon. In this infinite space, challenge participants are enabled to solve the biggest challenges our world faces today. For more on Miro’s tools and features, visit Getting Started.
About this template
NASA Space Apps Challenge participants are invited to use this free resource to dream and build solutions to the biggest challenges our world faces today. Participants may use this space to design, dream, collaborate with their teams, support their projects, build presentations, and more. This template may be used by any teams or organizations hosting hackathons — simply adapt it to fit your event’s requirements.
How to use this template
When you arrive on the board, find the “Start Here” section for an intro on using Miro, plus a navigation with links to the rest of the board’s sections. Below are each of the board’s sections with step-by-step instructions for event organizers and participants to get the most out of this hackathon board:
Customize the welcome and overview: Event organizers can add the hackathon’s title (ex. NASA Space Apps Challenge), plus the date, time, and duration. Add a brief description of the hackathon's goals and objectives.
Set the agenda: Event organizers can add the hackathon’s stages and corresponding time slots including breaks, workshops, presentations, judging, and others.
Add team information: Event organizers or participants list the competing teams including team names, members, and contact information.
Link to resources: Event organizers add relevant documents, APIs, datasets, tools, or other resources hackathon participants may utilize to be successful.
Create challenges and ideas: Event organizers propose the challenges or problem statements that participants will solve. This section also includes space for teams to brainstorm ideas and select their task.
Manage tasks: The task management section includes a Kanban-style organizer for participants to sort tasks into to-do, in-progress, and completed. Assign tasks to team members, mentors, or volunteers. Use color coding to indicate task types such as organizational, technical, design, or others.
Facilitate communication: Participants can chat or comment in real-time, plus add integrations with Slack or other communication tools.
Workshop and mentor: Event organizers can include workshops, sessions, and mentoring slots in this section. Include links to workshop materials and resources.
Design and prototype: Participants use this area for sketching, wireframing, and prototyping. Collaborate in these spaces with your team to iterate on designs and ideas.
Code and develop: Participants use these virtual spaces to write and collaborate on code, and discuss technical challenges and solutions.
Test and QA: Participants use this space to sort through testing phases and bug tracking, then log and prioritize reported issues.
Present: Participants use this space to practice and refine their pitches.
Judge and evaluate: Event organizers should include criteria for judging projects, including a space for judges to leave feedback and scores.
Announce winners and prizes: Participants refer to this celebratory section for team photos and testimonials.
Leave feedback and reflect: In this section, participants provide feedback on the hackathon. The organizing team may note what went well and offer ideas for improvement.
Manage admin and logistics: Event organizers can budget and manage expenses. Organize contacts and details for sponsors, partners, and volunteers.
Plan social media and promotion: Event organizers may plan and schedule content for social media. You can also integrate with social media management tools.
Close and follow up: Event organizers to add a thank you message and acknowledgment, plus steps for post-event follow-up and communication.
About the NASA Space Apps Challenge
The NASA International Space Apps Challenge is the largest annual global hackathon and invites coders, designers, storytellers, creatives, innovators, and more to solve challenges using NASA and its' Space Agency Partners free and open data.