Notice: this event is free, but in order to attend you must register on-line at: https://2014.spaceappschallenge.org/location/york/
The International Space Apps Challenge, now in its third edition, is the world's biggest hackathon ever. This is the result of an international collaboration between NASA and its partners, such as the Met Office in the UK. In 2013, it attracted over 9000 simultaneous participants from over 50 locations on the globe.
Participants get a chance to develop innovative solutions to improve life on and Earth and in space by tackling several real-world challenges. This year, these fall under themes such as: Earth watch, technology in space, human spaceflight, robotics and asteroids. In addition, data visualisation and educational challenges will cut across all five themes. Further details on challenges are available at: https://2014.spaceappschallenge.org/challenge/
In the UK the event is being hosted in Exeter, York, Glasgow, London and Leicester - see http://www.meetup.com/UK-Hackathons-and-Jams/events/173716142/ for the other locations.
In York the event is being hosted by the Department of Computer Science at the University of York. For further details you may follow the York event on twitter @spaceappsYork, or through our Facebook page at: https://facebook.com/SpaceAppsYork. The organisers can also be reached at [masked].