Between 3rd to 4th of October, NASA Space Apps Challenge will launch in Rwanda’s capital Kigali the Space Apps weekend hackathon challenge for the first time.
Some of the key topics will include; Space technology landscape in Rwanda, Opportunities, Various individuals and disciplines that contribute to a successful ecosystem, how to move forward from the current state to increasing Space enthusiasm in Rwanda and other key aspects to it.
The launch will mainly focus on the importance of embracing Space technology for economic development in Rwanda and charting towards having a strong space technology ecosystem in Rwanda.
“NASA Space Apps Challenge encourages collaboration from all disciplines in making sure we have robust and sustainable solutions to our economic issues,” reads part of the statement by Space Apps Challenge Kigali.
Space Apps is annual NASA’s global hackathon, first held in April 2012, and serves as innovation incubation and civic engagement program.
Space Apps is an international hackathon for coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, and others in cities around the world, where teams engage with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s free and open data to address real-world problems on Earth and in space.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of our global community’s health and safety, NASA and the Space Apps Global Organizing Team have made the decision to make this year’s hackathon an all-virtual event.
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