CAIRO: Egypt’s Zewail City of Science and Technology will host the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s 2016 International Space Apps Challenge (a day when computer programmers and developers gather to find out solutions for challenges in that field,) announced the city spokesperson Sherif Fouad Saturday.
The annual competition will be held on April 23 and 24 with participants from 170 locations worldwide; the two-day event will be a platform for teams of technologists, scientists and graphic designers, artists, teachers, business managers, software developers and students via using more than 200 sources of data for the design of innovative solutions to address global challenges, the statement added.
A total of 40 Egyptian teams of 200 participants will take part in the competition, the statement continued, noting that the event was hosted by Cairo in 2015.
“The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to advance space exploration missions and improve life on Earth,” according to the evetn’s official website.
The winners are entitled to attend ceremonies for a future NASA space shuttle launch; NASA has divided the challenges into six categories: Aeronautics, Space Station, Solar System, Technology, Earth, and Journey to Mars.