NASA’s International Space Apps hackathon is coming to Wichita State’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) Oct. 6-8.
NASA invites coders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists and technologists to come together in a global hackathon. Over the course of three days, participants from around the world will create in-person and virtual teams to solve challenges using NASA’s open-source data.
Space Apps, 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.”
Space Apps is for everyone. The competition is open to all passionate problem solvers of all ages: students, faculty, staff, experts, engineers, makers, artists and storytellers. While some of the challenges are technical, others require the use of artistic ability, business acumen and historical imaginations. 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.
The deadline to register for the Wichita event is Sunday Sept. 24. The hackathon is hosted by, and on location at, the NIAR’s Advanced Technologies Lab for Aerospace Systems (ATLAS), 4174 S. Oliver, building 140H.