AGH University of KrakowHackathonNASA
Sat 5 Oct
- Sun 6 Oct
2024
AGH University of Krakow, Poland

The largest local edition of the NASA hackathon in Europe is coming to Krakow this October!

The beginning of October will be marked by cosmic challenges, all thanks to the NASA Space Apps Challenge Krakow hackathon.

The AGH University of  Krakow will host participants of the largest space hackathon in Europe, which will simultaneously take place in hundreds of locations across more than 150 countries. Teams will tackle real challenges presented by NASA experts. On October 5-6, the capital of Małopolska will become the center of space events.

This cyclical event, which has returned to Krakow after over a decade, gathers tens of thousands of participants worldwide. The NASA Space Apps Challenge hackathon provides the opportunity to work with unpublished  data (including satellite data) from several space agencies worldwide, as well as access to top industry specialists. Undoubtedly, these are some of the key points attracting participants to take on the challenges.

Who can participate in the space hackathon? Anyone with unconventional ideas, open and creative minds, and a fascination with space exploration and the development of our planet. Mentors and judges will include experts from the space industry, among others, who will be available to participants during the 26 hours of intense work. The best proposed solutions will be submitted for global evaluation and will compete for victory in the worldwide classification.

Anyone, regardless of profession, can participate in the event. Participants can work individually or in teams of up to 6 people. The hackathon is aimed at students, university graduates, but also scientific staff, PhD students, or technologists. Programmers, engineers, constructors, startup creators, as well as designers, artists, scientists, designers, storytellers, and innovators can apply  for the hackathon.

The organizers, together with partners, will prepare exceptional financial and material prizes for the best, opportunities for study visits, internships, and unique awards funded by partners and organizers. The 3 winning teams will be submitted for global evaluation and will compete for recognition by NASA.

Participation in the event is free!

Qualified teams can expect a comfortable workspace with appropriate technical support, full catering, networking opportunities, and access to partner zones, relaxation areas, and simulators during the event. The event will be conducted in both Polish and English. Participants will also have the possibility of accommodation the day before the hackathon begins. Registration will continue until all spots are filled – first come, first served.

Registrations for the NASA Space Apps Challenge space hackathon are being conducted through the website: Click here.

The event organizers are NASA Space Apps Challenge Krakow: ThinkHackR, the AGH University of Krakow, and the Krakow Technology Park.