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BASIS invites innovators to participate NASA hackathon to develop Covid-19 solutions

BASIS (Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services) and BASIS Students Forum are inviting people to take part in a virtual hackathon of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Coders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, and all others are being invited during the challenge on May 30-31 to participate in virtual global hackathon to develop COVID-19 solutions and related challenges.

NASA, European Space Agency and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will host this year’s virtual hackathon.

BASIS Director Didarul Alam said they are participating in the NASA apps challenge like the previous years.

Against the backdrop of ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, this year’s contest will focus local response or change and solution, impact of Covid-19 on the earth system response, learning about the virus and its spread using space-based data and economic opportunity impact and recovery during and following Covid-19, reports The Business Standard.

The interested contestants need to complete their registration by May 15 and can communicate to other contestants and choose group members through the website chatroom until the competition begins.

Details will be available at covid19.spaceappschallenge.org and Space Apps twitter feed @SpaceApps.

Space Apps is an international hackathon that takes place in cities around the world. Since 2012, teams have engaged with NASA’s free and open data to address real-world problems on Earth and in space. The Covid-19 Challenge will be the program’s first global virtual hackathon.


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