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Winnipeg Space Apps Challenge 2014

The International Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaboration focused on space exploration that takes place over 48-hours in cities around the world. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space. NASA is leading this global collaboration along with a number of collaborators and 100+ local partner organizations.

The challenges are divided into five categories: Technology in space, Human Space Flight, Asteroids, Earth Watch, and Robotics. Each category features a number of challenges for all age groups and interests. From software development, to website design, to video editing, and hardware development. There is a challenge for everyone.

The event takes place from April 12-13, 2014 in 90+ cities around the world and on the International Space Station in low-Earth-orbit. Winnipeg will be hosting one of the sites at the University of Manitoba.

This event is free and open to anyone ages 16+. The top two solutions will receive prizes and be entered into the worldwide competition where they will be judged by a panel of NASA judges.

Highlights from last year can be found at http://www.umsats.ca/space-apps-2013-recap/.

To register visit https://2014.spaceappschallenge.org/locations/winnipeg/ .

Event Details:

  • When: April 12, 2014 from 8:30am until April 13, 2014 at 6:00pm.
  • Where: E1-270 EITC, University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus

Event Sponsors:

  • WISE Kid-Netic Energy
  • UofM Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • IEEE Winnipeg Section
  • Canadian Space Society Winnipeg Chapter
  • University of Manitoba Space Applications and Technology Society

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