Registrations are now open for the NASA Space Apps Challenge Romania, the largest international hackathon!

Are you passionate about Space and science and want to make a difference? We invite you to register for the NASA Space Apps Challenge Romania, the largest international hackathon.

📍 The event will take place on the weekend of October 7-8 in five cities in Romania (offline in Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca and online in Timisoara, Iasi, and Oradea), as well as in hundreds of cities worldwide.

💫 The NASA International Space Apps Challenge is a hackathon for coding enthusiasts, scientists, designers, storytellers, tech professionals, innovators, and everyone else. You don’t have to be a programmer to participate! Everyone is welcome! At NASA, some challenges are technical, while others require you to use your artistic talents, business knowledge, and imagination!

The event is free and open to the public.

You will work in teams throughout the weekend to develop an innovative solution for the chosen challenge (whether it’s a website, a mobile app, a concept, or a hardware prototype). You can see here the 31 challenges for this year.

Together, we can find solutions to the biggest challenges on Earth and in Space alongside NASA and its partners.

Which challenge will you choose? 🔎

🚀 OFFLINE – Bucharest International Space Apps Challenge 2023   

🚀 OFFLINE – Cluj-Napoca International Space Apps Challenge 2023

🚀 VIRTUAL – Oradea International Space Apps Challenge 2023  

🚀 VIRTUAL – Timișoara International Space Apps Challenge 2023  

🚀 VIRTUAL – Iași International Space Apps Challenge 2023

You can register in any city, even if you don’t live there.

The mission of the NASA Space Apps Challenge is to stimulate collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking, to encourage interest in exploring Earth and space, to increase global awareness of NASA’s data, and to develop the next generation of scientists, engineers, technology specialists, and designers. During the hackathon, teams from cities worldwide use NASA’s (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) public data and data from its space agency partners to address real-world issues on Earth and in space over 48 hours.

The program involves thousands of people worldwide, including programmers, scientists, designers, storytellers, creators, builders, and technology specialists. Since its launch in 2012, the NASA Space Apps Challenge has attracted over 220,000 participants from more than 185 countries and territories.

Regarding the Romanian edition, two winning teams will be selected from each of the five cities in Romania to participate in the global competition, where they will compete with over 3,000 teams worldwide.


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