NASA’s Space App Challenge held in Romania this fall

The Space Apps international hackathon, a NASA incubator innovation program organized yearly, will take place in Romania for the third time in a row this fall.

The event will be held simultaneously in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi and Timisoara between October 19 and October 21.

The two-day hackathon takes place simultaneously in cities around the world.

The scope of the event is to pair NASA’s data with problem solvers across the globe, in a collaborative manner. The 2017 edition saw 187 events and more than 25,000 people participating across six continents. In Romania, over 80 teams participated in the previous two editions.

This years’ theme is “Earth and Space!”. The six subthemes are: “Can You Build a…”, “Help Others Discover the Earth”, “Volcanoes, Icebergs and Asteroids (Oh, My)”, “What the World Needs Now Is…”, “An Icy Glare” and “A Universe of Beauty and Wonder”.

Any coder, scientist, designer, storyteller, maker, builder, or technologist can enroll together to address the challenges. Both students and professionals, beginners and veterans with problem-solving skills and creative ideas are invited to join in.

The event offers awards in several categories. In 2017, winners were designated for: “Best Use of Data”, “Best Use of Hardware”, “Best Mission Concept”, “Galactic Impact”, “Most Inspirational”, “People’s Choice”.

The participants’ registrations will be announced mid-September here and on social media.

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