2nd round for our 3SCSR students at NASA Space Apps Challenge 2017

Earlier this year, Nasa Space held an international hackathon at Petrosains, The Discovery Centre Suria KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers. Taking the ‘Earth’ as the main theme, this prestigious event takes place on 29th and 30th April 2017. The hackathon was joined by the participants around the world and takes place simultaneously with other countries.

 

On 29th April, thirty-five students from all faculty, mainly from the Faculty of Computing, departed to the event location. We arrived at the Petronas Twin Towers in the evening. We registered and receive food voucher from the event organiser. After registration, we were brief on regulations and task for the following day by the organiser. It was a busy day as all participants discussed what kind of application would be presented.

 

The participants started pitching their innovation ideas on the next day. It was interesting to see all of the seven groups which represents UTM Skudai have put a lot of efforts, creativity and innovative in their ideas on solving the world issues. Few groups from UTM Skudai managed to past to second round of pitching and also the semi-final round. One of the groups that managed to pitch in semi-final was team ‘Bak Singgit’, led by Muhammad Zafran from Faculty of Computing.

 

The event was a success and we departed from there in the evening. We arrived back at UTM Skudai around 10 pm. It was a hectic day but the excitement and experience we had was very memorable.

 

By joining this NASA program, all of us gained a nice experience as we were able to meet people from a lot different industrial background and change our perspectives with other participants. We will definitely join next NASA’s hackathon program and strive to be innovative UTM students.

Report by Syazwani Samsudin 3 SCSR

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Recently, 29-30th April 2017, a group of students from 2 & 3 SCSR joined a competition called NASA Space Apps Challenge 2017 at Petronas Twin Towers. It is a two-day hackathon that is open for everyone who is eager to solve real-world problems by designing new innovative solutions.

They chose ‘Ideathon’ and picked IoT as their project category. They developed a project called ‘MyTanah’. It can detect moisture, humidity, and the temperature of the soil. As for the added values to make their project more unique, they also included geolocation and weather forecast.

They managed to move to the second round and be the top 100 from 500 teams. Congratulation guys!

Introducing the team:

1) Muhammad Zafran Bin Muhammad Zaly Shah
2) Mohamad Amir Amirul Bin Mohd Azam
3) Mohammad Nor Syafhuan Bin Musa
4) Muhammad Ikhwan Bin Rozali
5) Muhammad Izaiddin Bin Mohd Izan
Competition Website: http://www.spaceappskl.com/
Report by team Ideathon