Local winners of NASA hackathon announced in Taipei

Taiwan Today
Date: May 02, 2017

Winners of the local edition of the NASA Space Apps Challenge, which this year is

Members of team Space Bar are joined by Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (left) and AIT Director Kin Moy (right) in celebrating their top finish in the local edition of the NASA Space Apps Challenge April 30 in Taipei. (CNA)

themed “Earth,” were announced April 30 in Taipei City, with two Taiwan teams nominated to vie against competitors from around the world in the finals of the largest international hackathon.

Organized by the American Institute in Taiwan in collaboration with the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taipei City Government and National Taiwan University, this event marked the first time Taipei joined the global competition alongside 186 other locations. The main stage of this year’s edition was in Sydney, Australia.

During the local event’s two-day run at NTU, team Space Bar, comprising students from NTU and National Chiao Tung University in northern Taiwan’s Hsinchu City, outperformed 56 other rivals to claim the top honor and NT$80,000 (US$2,642) in prize money for Landslide Victory, a landslide prediction, reporting and monitoring app.    [FULL  STORY]

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