Nigeria’s Leading innovation Hub to host NASA Space Apps Challenge 2017 for the second time!
In its last edition, the challenge brought together so many talented people; enthusiasts, developers, entrepreneurs, designers and wannabes alike, who worked on different projects, in different teams but with a common aim of solving some of the problems the world is facing. Few among the theme challenges were eMobile Pastoralism, Aircheck and Earth Live. It took place at nHub Nigeria Jos, one of the three centers selected in Nigeria to host the event last year, joining Liverpool- United Kingdom, Blida- Algeria, Sydney- Australia, Ube- Japan, New York- USA as part of a global movement poised to redefine solutions and quality of life using technology.”
Since its inception in 2012, the International Space Apps Challenge, a part of NASA’s Earth Science Division, has become the world’s largest global hackathon, engaging thousands of citizens each year across the globe to work with NASA in building innovative solutions challenges we face on Earth and in space using open source data. Space Apps inspires local innovation communities in cities across six continents to convene ideas and build. Diverse and collaborative teams of technologists, scientists, designers, entrepreneurs, and others work together in a 48-hour sprint to develop answers to some of the most pressing challenges facing planet Earth using NASA data. Over 15,000 citizens from 61 countries and in 161 cities around the world participated in the 2016 International Space Apps Challenge. The Space Apps Challenge is open to technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, developers and students across the globe who will work together in teams to help solve some of the challenges the world faces today and display their problem-solving skills.
And once again, this year’s event would be hosted in Northern Nigeria by nHub from the Saturday 29th-Sunday 30th April, 2017 continuing in NASA’s mission to make earth a better planet. The sites will open for registration soon, this is therefore calling on interested parties to register and be a part of the biggest hackathon in the world. Stay with us!