This global event brings together more than 31,000 people around the world to solve the real challenges posed by the NASA scientific and engineering team.
Those who win will have the opportunity to travel to the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral (USA) to present their ideas to NASA experts.
Three of our programming campuses, 42 Málaga, 42 Urduliz (Bizkaia) and 42 Barcelona will host the largest STEAM hackathon in the world on October 7 and 8, the Space Apps Challenge organized by NASA.
In its 12th edition, this two-day global meeting will bring together more than 31,000 people around the world to solve the 23 real challenges posed by NASA scientists and engineers. Its purpose is to make visible and validate the benefits and achievements achieved thanks to the open exchange of knowledge and data.
As a sign of the commitment that we maintain at the Foundation with the promotion of STEAM talent, we join this global call by offering three of the 42 programming campuses as venues to host the event.
The 42 campuses of Urduliz (Bizkaia), Barcelona and Málaga, which we have launched with the Provincial Council of Bizkaia, the Barcelona City Council and the Generalitat of Catalonia; and the Malaga City Council, the Junta de Andalucía and the Malaga Provincial Council, respectively, will be the scene of one of the largest events on the international scene related to programming and technology.
Its facilities will welcome participants to, in teams, use software development, engineering, art, storytelling, science and other skills to solve science-related challenges written by NASA personnel.
In addition, Espacio Fundación Telefónica will host the start of the Madrid hackathon, which will take place simultaneously and in coordination with the rest of the 42 campuses and the town of León, where this hackathon will also be held.
Weekend of challenges, space and lots of technology
The hackathon will bring together more than 300 people with different profiles in Spain: people with skills in programming, science, app development and technological solutions, as well as content creation or design. Promoted by NASA, it has the support of 9 space agencies from around the world in addition to the US Embassy, the Spanish Engineering Institute (IIE), Madri+d Foundation and companies such as Ecovidrio and Northern Design, which seek to give visibility to technological talent, just as we do at Fundación Telefónica.
Participating teams will create mobile applications, software, hardware, data visualizations and platform solutions, facing challenges designed directly by NASA to contribute to space exploration missions and help improve life on Earth.
The different challenges are aimed at people with different skills and abilities of all ages and levels of education. The challenges are very varied, from software development to data science or content creation to the invention of stories.
In addition to the hackathon, throughout the weekend, at the 42 programming campuses there will be different talks, presentations and workshops with professionals and people related to the technological and aerospace field who will share their experiences and knowledge with the participants.
Those who win the victory at this global event will have the opportunity to travel to the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral (USA), to present their ideas to NASA experts.
People interested in participating can register through this link.