NASA Sponsored Hackhaton at FIU – April 21st – 22nd 2012

The International Space Apps Challenge is a world-wide event sponsored by NASA and SecondMuse and is taking place on April 21st and 22nd. This hack-a-thon or code-a-thon style event encourages science and technology lovers to build, create, and invent new solutions to challenges of global importance. The Space Apps Challenge celebrates software development in its most positive context—using minimal resources and maximum brainpower to create outside-the-box solutions to interesting problems. At the event, individuals collaborate with others by forming teams focused on solving a particular challenge. The teams compete with other teams around the world to utilize publicly available space and data to design innovative “solutions” to a pre-determined series of global “challenges.” The Miami location will be at Florida International University’s Engineering Center. All interested participants must register for the Miami location at spaceappschallenge.org.”

The Space Apps Challenge will begin at the Miami location at 9am in the Engineering Center at FIU, EC 2300. Participants will work until 3 pm Sunday on their projects, when each group will give a short presentation to a panel of expert judges. Participants will have the opportunity to stay on site through the night or go home and continue working in the morning. Throughout the competition several subject matter experts will give short informative seminars. In addition, raffles will be held intermittently throughout the event. Prizes will also be awarded to the top 3 winners: First place wins a cash prize and a website designed by CBIL360 to help market their winning app.
To register, participants need to go to http://spaceappschallenge.org/location/engineering-center and click on register, then select the Miami location.
Please direct any questions or comments to David Lagomasino or Stephanie Long at spaceapps.mia@gmail.com
Cheers,
David Lagomasino
PhD Candidate
NASA Student Ambassador (Cohort IV)
FCE Student Group Secretary
Department of Earth and Environment
Florida International University
* This is not a Hackmiami event but we encourage members to attend and participate