NASA Space Apps COVID-19 Hackathon

18 May 2020 | College News

Whatever profession or industry you are a part of, have you ever thought ‘there must be an easier way of doing that?’ when in the middle of the day-to-day grind? Have you wondered ‘why haven’t ‘they’ come up with a technological solution for this yet?’

Perhaps you are involved in the IT industry – or you are studying a computing-related course – and you may be wondering how you can contribute to the global collaboration and action to combat the outbreak of COVID-19 as it infiltrates every aspect of our daily lives?

Whether you are IT-savvy or not, if you are experiencing a COVID-19-related problem, you are invited to participate in a worldwide event that will see the world’s greatest tech minds focusing on finding solutions for you.

Taking place over the weekend of 30 and 31 May, this 48-hour event will see virtual teams around the globe discussing many of the problems to have arisen as a result of the current pandemic and discuss possible solutions.

City College Plymouth teams will be joining an international effort supported by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Some of the potential topics for discussion include:

  • social isolation
  • human factors 
  • food supply
  • environmental factors
  • Earth systems
  • internal environments and monitoring systems.

You will be working in teams of 3-7 people; all team members must register.  You can also register individually and will then be allocated a team before the event starts. Registration must be completed before Monday 25 May.

More details to follow, please register your interest by following the link below:

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