October 15, 2019 - Knightsbridge KSI Montenegro International School in Tivat has been selected to host the first NASA Space Apps Challenge organized in Montenegro.
Now in its 8th year, Space Apps is an international hackathon for coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, and others in cities around the world, where teams engage with NASA's free and open data to address real-world problems on Earth and in space. Space Apps 2018 included over 18,000 participants at more than 200 events in 75 countries. Space Apps is a NASA-led initiative organized in collaboration with Booz Allen Hamilton, Mindgrub, and SecondMuse.
The International NASA Space Apps Challenge lasts 48 hours and is held in various cities around the world between October 18-20, 2019. NASA develops challenges each year for the Space Apps event. Using its data to solve the set challenges, Space Apps teams learn about the data themselves and participate in the creation and application of the resulting knowledge. In 2018, Space Apps involved over 18,000 participants in more than 200 events in 75 countries.
This kind of event is being organized for the first time in Montenegro and Knightsbridge Schools International (KSI) Montenegro has been selected as the host.
On 19 and 20 October, the doors of the school will be open to participants who will collaborate on a technology development project in several areas. This event attracts talented individuals as well as initiative volunteers - anyone who has the desire to make an immediate impact on the world. Therefore, we invite all those who wish to contribute, to register at 2019.spaceappschallenge.org/locations/tivat/, said Zorica Djurovic, the school's marketing manager.
The NASA Space Apps Challenge is an opportunity to showcase innovation, build awareness, and encourage participants to leverage NASA's data to solve complex problems that relate to Earth and space.
In such a significant international project, government agencies, numerous organizations, and academic institutions from around the world are collaborating.