‘Largest hackathon ever’ gives NASA a New Payload
The GCN website reported that NASA has named the five best in class winners of its second annual International Space Apps Challenge. More than 9,000 people and 484 organizations from 83 cities across 44 countries competed the April 20-21 challenge, which Nick Skytland, program manager for NASA’s Open Innovation Program, described as the “largest hackathon ever held.” “Our space program, more than ever, requires the active engagement of the public to co-create our future. This weekend demonstrated the true potential of participatory exploration and what can happen when a government agency like NASA takes a chance on engaging the untapped, unexpected and uncharted know-how of thousands of passionate citizens around the world,” Skytland added.
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