The University of York’s Department of Computer Science is taking part in the International Space Apps Challenge.
Organised by NASA, the Space Apps Challenge is a 48-hour global coding event. Open to both students and professionals, no technical experience is needed and participants can take part in person at York or via virtual participation.
The event, which takes place on 11-12 April, will see 9,000 participants from 125 locations worldwide face over 25 different challenges. Using publicly available data, teams will develop solutions to four types of challenge: outer space, Earth, humans and robotics.
They will present their solution to an audience and a panel of professionals and academics, with the jury nominating a local winner to compete in a global competition. The global award includes an opportunity to attend a NASA launch.
“It is our third time hosting NASA's International Space Apps Challenge in York - a tradition we are very excited to be a part of,” says Nils Moenning, PhD student and lead organiser. “For participants it is a great opportunity to make a difference to technology in space and on earth by working together. This is really the spirit of the Space Apps Challenge: innovation through collaboration. At the same time participants showcase and improve their skills, get involved with public data and win some prizes.”
Entry is free and open to everyone. You can find out more here.