WSU's NIAR ATLAS announces NASA Space Apps hackathon in Wichita


NASA’s International Space Apps hackathon is coming to Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) Oct. 1-2.
NASA invites coders, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists and technologists to come together in a global hackathon. Over two days, participants from around the world will create in-person and virtual teams to solve challenges using NASA’s open-source data.
Space Apps is for everyone, including those who have never hacked before. The competition is open to passionate problem solvers of all ages. While some of the challenges are technical, others require the use of artistic ability, business acumen, and historical imagination. In other words, you do not need to be a coder or data expert to be a part of Space Apps. In fact, the most diverse teams are often the most successful.
Teams consist of 2-6 participants. The hackathon will begin Saturday, Oct. 1 at 9 a.m. and conclude on Sunday, Oct. 2. Upon registration, participants will receive details on the release of challenges and virtual bootcamp videos, as well as the opening of chat and team formation.
The deadline to register for the Wichita event is Sunday Sept. 18.

Learn more about the competition and register.
The hackathon is hosted by the NIAR’s Advanced Technologies Lab for Aerospace Systems (ATLAS) and will take place in the ATLAS labs.
SpaceApps, which started in 2012, is the largest annual global hackathon in the world. This year’s event theme is Make SPACE, celebrating the motto “there’s always space for one more."

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