Participant registration is now open on spaceappschallenge.org — a global hackathon that takes place over a 48-hour period in cities around the world. The NASA Glenn Research Center will be hosting this free weekend event in Cleveland, October 19–21.
Space Apps is an international hackathon (started in 2012) and coordinated by NASA to help solve a variety of problems.
Hackathons are tech development marathons that draw on the talents and initiative of bright-minded volunteers, such as software developers, engineers, technologists, designers, scientists, and anyone with a passion and desire to have an immediate impact on the world. This year’s event will focus on developing open-source solutions to challenges we currently face on Earth and in space.
Last year’s hackathon included 187 events worldwide with more than 25,000 people participating from over six continents.
This weekend event features:
- Free food
- Opening night keynote address, “In the Beginning: The Race to the Moon and Its Ohio Connections”
- The NASA band
- A quiz show about NASA history
- Fun human swarm activity to show how emergent behavior can come from simple rules
- A trip to the NASA Exchange store to buy NASA gear
- AR/VR NASA demos
- A trip to the Simulated Lunar Operations (SLOPE) Laboratory