First up, the UH Institute for Astronomy is the host for this year’s NASA Space Apps Challenge, the largest annual space & science hackathon in the world, with over 25,000 participants globally! The event runs from 9:00am on October 1 to 11:59pm on Oct. 2. They will have both virtual participants and in-person activities at IfA Mānoa (9a-5p both days). The virtual event is open to participants throughout Hawaiʻi.
First up, on May 30-31, NASA, along with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is inviting coders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists, and technologists to participate in a virtual hackathon. During a period of 48 hours, participants from around the world will create virtual teams and use Earth observation data to develop solutions to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more info go to: https://covid19.spaceappschallenge.org/