nHub, the biggest and first technology hub in Northern Nigeria, has announced it will host the 2016 NASA Space Apps Challenge, an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world.
The Challenge is aimed at enabling a space development and innovation programme, because space has brought about a lot of innovations to Africa and the world in general.
The Challenge is open to technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, developers and students across Nigeria. They will work together in teams to help solve some of the challenges the world faces today and display their problem solving skills.
The participants will tackle challenges in the following areas: Aeronautics; Technology; International Space Station; Earth; Solar System & Beyond; and Journey to Mars.
The participants may be offered prizes. The global award of the competition includes an opportunity to attend a NASA launch.
The event will take place from April 22 – 24, 2016 at nHub Nigeria, located in Jos, Plateau State. Interested participants should apply as soon as possible.
The challenge is organized by NASA (NASA incubator innovation program) along with a number of government collaborators and over 100 local organizing teams across the globe.