On October 7-8, the local stage of the NASA Space Apps Challenge hackathon will take place in Dnipro. Registration for teams that want to try their hand at solving space tasks is now open.
The NASA Space Apps Challenge is the largest international space hackathon, held every year by NASA (the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration) in different countries. Thousands of space enthusiasts from all over the world come together in teams to solve practical tasks over the course of 48 hours. More than 220,000 people from all over the world have taken part over the competition’s six years. In Dnipro last year, the hackathon gathered a record 38 projects with 195 participants.
For the eighth time, the local Dnipro stage of the hackathon is being organized by Association Noosphere, founded by philanthropist Max Polyakov. Students, scientists, programmers, analysts, designers, engineers and all those interested in space and technology are invited to participate. They will receive support from experienced mentors, and participant projects will be evaluated by experts.
The hackathon will be held online, and participation is free. To join, just register using this link, choose the location “Dnipro,” and create a team. If you don’t have a team, you can join an existing one or assemble one in our Telegram chat. You can learn more about the event on the Facebook event page.
For six years, the participants of the Dnipro hackathon have prepared many successful projects. Several teams that won at the Dnipro local stage have continued their triumphant journey at the global level. For example, in 2017 the Spacer team won a Top 10 spot in the People’s Choice nomination, and in 2020 the FireWay team won in the Best Use of Technology category. The NEXT SPACE LAB team garnered an Honorable Mention among the Global Finalists. These are the top 47 of the 5,300+ teams from around the world who entered the 2022 challenge.