More than a hundred citizens, students, engineers and enthusiasts took part in the NASA Space Apps Challenge in SEDC last weekend. We had the total of 36 hours of creative thinking, brainstorming, developing and fun.

The projects of the best two teams were shortlisted and they are now working on their projects to present them directly to NASA representatives.

Nikola Petkov, Stefana FIlipova and Filip Spasovski, all FEIT students, working on the “ArduSat” challenge were selected as the best team. The second best was the team of students coming from St. Apostle Paul Faculty in Ohrid, who worked on the project “Satellite – Observation-Forecast App”, a response to the “We Love Data” challenge. The two teams are now working on their final preparations before sending their projects to NASA next week, as a video presentation.

The event was officially opened by the Macedonian Minister of Information Society and Administration, Mr. Ivo Ivanovski, who said that with this event we once again prove that Macedonia is a land of ICT experts!

Macedonia was one of the 83 countries who joined this global hackaton. The youngest of all participants in Macedonia was Zoe Milanova, 11 years old girl.

We congratulate to all the teams for participating with their creative solutions that made our first NASA Space Apps Challenge a great experience!

Get a sneak peek of the Skopje event in the gallery below, or see the snapshots of Space Apps Challenge