Taiwanese teams shine at NASA’s international hackathon

The China Post
Date: June 17, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Participating for the first time in the world’s largest hackathon, Taiwanese teams performed well in the final round of the 2017 NASA International Space Apps Challenge, according to the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT).

The three Taiwanese teams, which qualified through a preliminary national competition, were among 561 teams from 187 locations around the world competing in the final round of this year’s challenge, the AIT said in a statement Friday.

Taiwan team Space Bar won first place in the category “Best Mission Concept,” one of the five main categories in the final stage of global competition in the NASA hackathon, the AIT said, citing results released the previous day.

“Space Bar’s winning app is an easy-to-use tool to allow the public to obtain and understand landslide data by using NASA’s open data, and to contribute their own observations for use by emergency managers,” the AIT said.    [FULL  STORY]

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