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Spaced-out weekend

15. 04. 2016

Another creative event taking place this month, Nasa’s International Space Apps Challenge, is one of the biggest global hackathons in the world, says Cian O’Cuilleanain. “Teams of technologists, scientists, designers and entrepreneurs work together to develop answers to some of the most pressing challenges on Earth and in space, using Nasa’s open data resources,” says O’Cuilleanain, co-founder of Baily Labs, a software startup that is sponsoring the Dublin Space Apps Challenge event.

“This year’s challenges include problems relevant to 3D printing, air quality, games, aviation, drones, space fashion, design, storytelling, space history, data science and virtual reality.”

Introductions and brainstorming on the Friday will lead to group work over the weekend, he says: “A local winning pitch selected on Sunday evening will advance to the final round of the global awards.”

Source: Irish Times