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 two to six participants. The hackathon will begin 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 and conclude on Sunday, Oct. 2. Upon registration, participants will receive details on the release of challenges and virtual boot camp videos, as well as the opening of chat and team formation.

The deadline to register for the Wichita event is Sunday Sept. 18.

The hackathon is hosted by the NIAR’s Advanced Technologies Lab for Aerospace Systems (ATLAS) and will take place in the ATLAS labs.