The Department of Geography here at the University of Tartu, the Institute of Computer Science and the Tartu Observatory jointly invite interested citizens, students, staff and researchers from all disciplines, developers, hard- and software hackers, designers, geographers, and Earth and Space data enthusiasts to the Tartu-hosted hackathon event as part of the 2018 International NASA SpaceApps Challenge. This global event will happen on the weekend 19.-21. October 2018 at the University of Tartu.

NASA Space Apps Tartu 2018

Space Apps is a two-days international hackathon that occurs in cities around the world, globally coordinated by NASA. It is an annual event that pulls citizens together regardless of their background or skill level. Coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, and everyone enthusiastic about curiosity come together to address challenges we face on Earth and in Space. Project groups will be formed to work on specific topics that they either develop themselves or are suggested by our panel. The teams' results will then be presented and judged by the panel at the end of the event on Sunday. All live and parallel across the globe.

The teams are building their presence up on our NASA Space apps location page:

https://2018.spaceappschallenge.org/locations/tartu

Don't let the name fool you... it's not just about apps! Tackle a challenge using data visualisation, hardware, design and many other specialities! Inspire each other while you learn and create using stories, code, design and, most of all, let YOUR ideas flourish. Use your creativity, skills and knowledge, team up and solve some problem that is relevant either for you, your country or for the whole world! 

For more details, location info and schedule and program updates please make sure to check our news occasionally. We are looking forward to a super interesting, exciting fantastic weekend.

Yours,

on behalf of the organising committee,
Alex, Evelyn, Laura and Merli

For any inquires, please don't hesitate and get in touch: spaceapps2018@ut.ee

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