International Space Apps Challenge in Miami

The International Space Apps Challenge is a world-wide event sponsored by NASA and SecondMuse and is taking place on April 21st and 22nd. Supported by various FIU units including the School of Environment, Arts and Society, the FCE-LTER program, and the College of Engineering and Computing, the Miami location will be Florida International University's Engineering Center.

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.”

Gov20 radio sat down with organizers David Lagomasino and Stephanie Long to discuss the upcoming event. Click here to listen to the interview. For more information about the International Space Apps Challenge check out the event description in the "Events" section of our website.