Space Hackathon @ NASA

NASA International Space App is hosting its annual Challenge, welcoming all to participate in the world’s largest global hackathon to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. Find out more below.

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About NASA International Space Apps:

NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge has become the world’s largest global hackathon, engaging thousands of citizens across the globe to use NASA’s open data to build innovative solutions to challenges we face on Earth and in space.

Space Apps inspires local communities to come together, think intensely, and create solutions to important problems. Each year, Space Apps engages thousands of individuals in cities around the world to work with NASA’s open source data in a 48-hour sprint. Teams of technologists, scientists, designers, entrepreneurs, artists, and others collaborate to answer some of the most pressing challenges on Earth and in space.

The Opportunity:

NASA Space Apps invites you to attend the Tampa Bay 2019 Space Apps Challenge! Using NASA-provided data, select and tackle a challenge over 48 hours. We'll bring the place, tools, food, prizes and swag. You bring the creativity and enthusiasm! Did we mention this is completely free for participants?

The event runs non-stop beginning at 4:00 PM on Oct 18 through 4:00 PM on Oct 20. Many of the tools and workshops at Tampa Hackerspace will be available for teams to prototype and design their solutions.

With the help of NASA’s Global Organizing Team (fondly known as the GO Team), participants will hack solutions to challenges that NASA proposes, creating games, smartphone and computer apps, videos, teaching tools, and much more.

The challenges change each year within the theme of Earth and space. Some of the most popular challenges last year included subjects ranging from autonomous spacecraft inspection, to monitoring disasters, to exploring the beauty of the Universe.

Deadline to Apply: 10/17 (rolling applications but spaces will fill up quickly)

Interested?

APPLY HERE and let them know you’re with Next Gen!

Alex Gordon