Save the date for the European Students Space Hackathon that is coming on October 8th and 9th. The challenge consists on an online 24-hour-hackathon during the weekend of the World Space Week (8th and 9th October). For those who don’t know, World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10. In this year’s edition, we celebrate “Women in Space!” with moret han 4000 activities all around the world!
In this activity, the teams (from 2 to 5 members) will have to solve a space themed challenge related to satellite data processin and artificial intelligence (AI), with support from professional mentors. Afterwards, all the solutions will be evaluated by a professional jury panel.
The winning team in each category will receive a prize of 1000€. You can check the other prizes here.
The week prior to the event you will have the chance to attend webinars about the topics treated in the hackathon as well as cultural activities in order to get to know more about the other participants and its origins. The webinars begin on October 4th (you can check the program here). The webinars count with the special participation of the Institute of Cosmos Sciences researcher Licia Verde who will deliver the following conference:
WEBINAR: «SPACE MISSIONS, ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE»
The recent advances made by physicists In understanding the workings of matter at the smallest scales and the advances of astronomers in understanding the Universe as a whole have brought these disciplines together. In particular, in interpreting observations of the sky we use the observed Universe as a giant detector. This has driven a massive effort to observe, scan and map as much as possible and as large portions as possible of the observable Universe. Ground-based observations are limited by the Earth’s atmosphere, leading astronomers to put their observatories and telescopes in space, opening new windows into the Universe. Space missions are now highly complementary to particle accelerators. How is the Universe made? what are its building blocks? Why are we here? Answering such questions is "a defining characteristic of the human spirit”.
The quest for understanding the Universe is far form over. Are you ready?
Date and time: Monday, October 4, 19h
Place: streaming, via registration
Anybody who has interest in the space sector technologies and its business strategies can participate in the hackathon, however it is fully oriented to students who are enrolled on a space related degree in Europe. You can make your registration in the following link.
The Hackathon is brought to you by Euroavia, which is the European Association of Aerospace Students with representation in 42 universities in 18 European countries, and the KIMbcn Foundation which is a public-private foundation created to stimulate the Knowledge Economy in Spain and promote Open Innovation.