Romania’s Cluj-Napoca hosts NASA Space Apps Challenge this April

Cluj-Napoca will be the first Romanian city to take part in NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge. The two-day hackathon, which is scheduled for April 23 and April 24, will be hosted by Cluj Hub.

The event is about problem-solving with a goal of producing open-source solutions to global challenges. It has six themes, namely Aeronautics, Space Station, Solar System, Technology, Earth, and Journey to Mars.

All passionate problem solvers can participate in the event, including beginners, students, experts, engineers, makers, artists, and storytellers. Their task it to develop mobile applications, software, hardware, data visualizations, and platform solutions that could contribute to space exploration missions and help improve life on Earth.

The global main stage for this year’s event will be in Pasadena, California, with local events taking place simultaneously in 193 locations in over 70 countries, including Cluj-Napoca in Romania.

The 2016 NASA International Space Apps Challenge will also include a Data Bootcamp on April 22, which gives participants the opportunity to learn new computer coding and data skills.

Find out more about the event here.

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Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(Photo source: Cluj hub on Facebook)