NASA International Space Apps Challenge 2022
The 11th edition of the international event is based on collaborative challenge solving with the aim of producing open-source solutions in response to some of the challenges that we currently face on Earth and in space. The last global NASA International Space Apps Challenge - Space Apps for short - was attended by more than 28,000 participants from 323 locations in over 160 countries, who produced more than 2,800 projects in response to challenges set by NASA.
Traditionally, hackathons are technology development competitions that showcase young talent in many different fields, such as software developers, engineers, designers, students, scientists and anyone with a desire to make a positive impact on the world and on scientific innovation. The Space Apps hackathon is open to all and this year it will again focus on developing real projects in response to global challenges, to be worked on as a team over the two days and presented to the local jury by the end of the event.
This year's theme is 'Make Space', which emphasises NASA's commitment to increasing inclusiveness and highlights the focus on science, technology and the exploration of Earth and space in the hackathon as a mass collaboration event, but also refers to the motto 'there's always space for one more' by Space Apps, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
How to join the event:
Everyone can take part in the event, it is required to register on the individual location page, with a personal profile (existing or new) on the official NASA Space Apps website. After selecting the local event of preference, you will have the opportunity to form a team (recommended size: 3 to 5 people), if you already know the other people with whom you wish to work on a project; otherwise, you will be able to join the new groups that will be formed in attendance at the start of the hackathon.
The complete list of challenges that can be met with an innovative project can be found on the official Space Apps webpage.