Have you ever heard of or joined a hackathon? Are you under the age of 18 and curious to see how far you can take your unique set of skills and interests to solve real-world problems?
We are hosting a virtual youth version of the NASA Space Apps Challenge in the GTA! This is perfect for youth (Gr. 1 - 12) who may not have any prior hackathon experience. We want to give everybody an opportunity to tackle a hackathon challenge.
It will be a fun weekend of creating, learning, and problem solving while making new friends, and meeting many space or STEAM professionals. Fill out our survey to help us understand what your needs are as a youth hackathon participant.
Register at: https://bit.ly/NASASpaceAppsYouth
When is this event?
This event will take place over the weekend of October 1st to October 3rd.
Can I participate if I have never done a hackathon before?
YES! The NASA Space Apps Challenge is an all-inclusive event for artists, storytellers, coders, engineers, etc! Everyone can participate in this event.
Do I Need a Team to Participate?
You do not need a team to participate. There will be opportunities in the discord channel to meet other people participating at the event and create a team. The teams will have a maximum of 6 people.
Do I Need Anything to Participate?
Make sure you have the following in order to have an enjoyable time at the event:
- A laptop or a desktop computer
- Stable Wi-Fi connection
- Discord (web or app)
Is there help available during and before the event?
Yes! There will be mentors during the duration of the event to help answer questions and provide guidance. We will also be hosting a Blast Off to Hacker Space event. Stay tuned, more details about this event will be released soon.