NASA Virtual Space App Challenge

In case you can’t make the HackUmass Hackathon,  you can still participate in another Hackathon with prizes that is happening this weekend also.

The NASA Space Apps Challenge is an international 48-hour code-a-thon where developers, scientists, students, entrepreneurs and educators gather to build applications, software, hardware, data visualization and platform solutions in four categories: Humans, Earth, Outer Space and Robotics.

On April 11-12, more than 10,000 developers are expected to participate across 138 cities and online through the virtual challenge.

IBM is offering Bluemix as a cloud development platform for the NASA Virtual Space App Challenge to help developers rapidly build applications for the challenge.

In addition to the prizes from NASA, IBM will award one prize per hackathon location for the most innovative use of IBM Bluemix. Selected winners will receive $12K of Cloud credit including high-level technical support.

For additional information on the challenge, please visit

For participating cities, please visit the official Space Apps Challenge website


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