4th NASA Space Apps Challenge 2018 Bangladesh
The ‘NASA Space Apps Challenge 2018’ competition is going to be held for the fourth time in the country. Interested participants are requested to complete their registration to participate in international hackathon likely to be held on 19-21 October 2018. Online registration deadline will be closed on 10th October 2018. Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) will organize this event.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration of USA NASA will implement this project in 250 cities around the world. BASIS is hosting this event in Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal, Rangpur, Mymensingh and Comilla in cities across the country.
President of BASIS Syed Almas Kabir said, “We have plans to add more than 100,000 students directly to this program along with 50 lakh students via social media across the country”, a press release said.
Anyone can participate in this competition from Bangladesh. The selection process will be conducted by following the rules given by NASA. The convener of the event, Didarul Alam, said that last year, The country was divided into eight zones. Only 453 applications were accepted of which 131 projects were nominated for the next selection.
In the competition, the total number of 11 best projects were nominated. Among them, only two projects had been honored as ‘Global People’s Choice Finalists’. This time we are ready to do something better. Joint convener of NASA Space Apps Challenge, Ariful Hassan Apu said, “there will be hackathon in 20 sub-categories under 6 categories including Climate, Volcano, Mars. Our young scientists will work to resolve these issues based on the category. Registration is going on to participate in the NASA Space Apps Challenge 2018.