NASA’s two day Space Apps hackathon is coming up, which means, it’s time to talk about technology and science! If those subjects interest you, then you should definitely plan to attend the International Space Apps Challenge. You don’t have to be a developer or scientists – teams are made up of a myriad of technologists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, and even students.
The International Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaboration focused on space exploration that takes place over 48-hours in cities around the world. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space.This year we have 40 challenges and 25 projects from last year’s Space Apps that support NASA’s mission directorates in five themes: Earth Watch, Technology in Space, Human Spaceflight, Robotics and Asteroids. NASA is leading this global collaboration along with a number of government collaborators and 100+ local organizations.
The main event stage will take place in New York City, but teams will have a chance to work from different locations as well as virtually, with winners chosen by local and global results. If you’re not interested in just phone apps, don’t worry, the challenges also include robotics and many other space-design related problems with themes from Human Space Flight to Earth Watch and Asteroids.
Registration opens on March5, 2014 and the hackathon will be on April 12-13, 2014.