NASA Space Apps Challenge

NASA Space Apps Challenge 2017!

Interested in joining the 2017 NASA Space Apps Challenge hack-a-thon? This event is open to anyone who is interested and enthusiastic about space who is interested to tackle one of the many challenges that we face both in space, space exploration, and right here on Earth.

NASA Space Apps Poster

For the second year in a row, Dr. Sean Leahy (Assistant Professor and Head of Media Communications) will be one of the jury members for the local NASA Space Apps Challenge to be held right here at ESA SBIC in Noordwijk.

What is the NASA Space Apps Challenge?

Space Apps is an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world. Coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, and everyone enthusiastic about space come together to address challenges we face on Earth and in space!

Now, we invite you to be a part of this exciting, collaborative scientific exploration, as we unleash NASA’s data to problem solvers across the globe. Join us on April 29-30 for the 2017 International Space Apps Challenge, with challenges to better understand our home planet, Earth!

Last year’s hackathon was our largest yet, with more than 160 events and 15,000 people participating across 6 continents. We’re excited to continue the tradition of inviting students and professionals, beginners and veterans from all corners of the globe to join in.
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Want to sign up?

For more information on how you can sign up as a team or an individual, visit the Noordwijk Space Apps Challenge Website for more details. Remember, this event is open to everyone so if you are interested check it out.  Here is a little more form the sign-up page:

Students, professionals, engineers, artists, coders, storytellers makers, builders, technologist, beginners and veterans from all corners of the globe are welcome to join.

Tackle a challenge using robotics, data visualization, hardware, design and many other specialties! Inspire each other while you learn and create using stories, code, design and, most of all, YOUR ideas. Show us your problem-solving skills and share your talents with the world!

The welcome on Saturday morning will be done by members of the Dutch Garrison, the Dutch representatives of the 501st Legion and on Saturday in the late afternoon and during dinner a DJ will play relaxing music, so you can chill and take a break.

And did we already tell you that we have foodtruck all weekend to provide you enough food for thoughts.

So are you a problem solver? Want to meet and work together with amazing people? Do you like to experiment with an idea, just to see where it might lead? Then join and don’t let the name fool you… it’s not just about apps!