Are you interested in space science and exploration?
Are you creative?
And do you want to solve problems?
If you answered yes to these questions sign up to participate in the upcoming NASA International Space Apps Cleveland Challenge. On the weekend of October 18-20, thousands of people from all over the world will participate in a global hackathon community that embraces collaboration across borders, sectors, and cultures to bring about paradigm-shifting innovation. Clevelanders are lucky to have a Space Apps event right here at the NASA Glenn Research Center!
During the 48 hour sprint, participants hack solutions to challenges that NASA proposes, creating games, smartphone and computer apps, videos, teaching tools, and much more.
The event includes:
• Presentation by Astronaut Douglas H. Wheelock
• Mixer on Friday October 18
Join us at NASA Glenn for appetizers, beverages, and an enjoyable evening. The agenda for the mixer will be posted as we get closer to the event.
• Student Hackathon on Saturday October 19
Perfect for those who have never participated in a hackathon and just wanting to get their feet wet or those who are unable to commit to the weekend.
Space Apps introduces problem-solvers worldwide to NASA’s free and open data. NASA missions to Earth, our Sun and solar system, and out into the universe – all gather data in pursuit of new knowledge, to expand our understanding through new scientific discoveries, and to help us to improve life on Earth. By using NASA data to solve each year’s challenges, Space Apps teams learn about NASA’s data, and share in the creation and application of the knowledge that results.
Space Apps inspires collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking, fosters interest in Earth and space science and exploration, and encourages the growth and diversity of the next generation of scientists, technologists, designers and engineers. Space Apps is managed by the Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC.