The International Space Apps Challenge is your opportunity to build, create, and invent new solutions to challenges of global importance and shackspace is happy to announce that you can join this effort right here in Stuttgart, Germany.  shackspace teamed up with AerospaceResearch.net to host a weekend long hackathon (shackspace wiki).

Among the many and still growing numbers of challenges there’s also a few thought up by our fellow colleagues of AerospaceResearch.net.  Brightest Night‘s aim is to build a network of webcams to measure the ever increasing amount of light pollution introduced by growing urban areas and the spread of civilization into the furthers reaches of formerly untouched nature.  A fundamentally different question is posed by Tour of the Solar System which tries to determine if and how it would be possible to visit all the planets of our solar system with a simple Voyager class probe.
You’re free to post your own ideas or pick any idea you want and work on it.

About the International Space Apps Challenge
The International Space Apps Challenge is a 2 day technology development event during which citizens from around the world will work together to solve current challenges relevant to both space exploration and social need. The International Space Apps Challenge will take place on all seven continents – and in space – on 21-22 April 2012.

Update:
We’re currently in the process of acquiring sponsors to cover a few small prices and gimmicks to be handed out to participants and challenge winners, stay tuned for more information.
Also make sure to check out the official Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Event Meta:
Signup required.
Date: 9am Saturday, 21st April to 4pm Sunday 22nd April 2012
How to find us: U4/U9 “Im Degen”, Ulmer Straße 255, Stuttgart Wangen (across from Kulturhaus Arena)

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