SAO1 - Design and build a new WordPress self-hosted website for hosting and organizing the annual Space Apps Ottawa hackathon

Project start and end dates:
2019-07-11 to 2019-09-16

Goals & Objectives
Create an open source self-hosted (not WordPress website to help us host and manage the annual Space Apps Ottawa hackathon (which we help sponsor and organize). Our current website is static html, CSS, and JS, and is hard to update and maintain. Use your skills and creativity to design and build the hackathon website using WordPress and free (open-source) plugins. Create a cool theme for the new site. Your work will be put to immediate use as Space Apps Ottawa’s new public website!
Project Outcome
The Capella students helped us design the features, information architecture, and requirements for a WordPress website we will use to run our annual hackathon event. The students demonstrated enthusiasm, technical and product research skills, creativity and insight throughout the project, and that quality was evident when they presented their final report. They were always pleasant, professional, keen to understand our project goals and objectives, and willing to go the extra mile to help achieve them. In fact they provided value-add deliverables including sample coding, design sketches, and reports. Overall the team’s result was of real value, and will be put to use immediately. I highly recommend their work.


We would like to thank Sam Maeder,Jeremy Bushnell, Kai Bouse, and the other students and teaching staff of IT 4990 Capstone course. *

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Space Apps Hackathon

NASA International Space Apps Hackathon is an intense 48-hour global weekend hackathon for developers, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, astronomers and enthusiasts. Along with thousands of participants  in hundreds of cities around the world, Ottawa teams will work all weekend to solve NASA- and Canadian Space Agency-designed challenges that leverage spacecraft, celestial & science data.

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Capella University

Online (Minneapolis, MN, United States) 

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