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Worlds Largest Hackathon

19 Apr 2013, 16:51 UTC
Worlds Largest Hackathon
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It's official. The International Space Apps Challenge is the largest hackathon ever held! Our little experiment that started as a drawing on a napkin in the lobby of a hotel in San Francisco has now grown into an international movement. We couldn't be more excited!

It’s official. The International Space Apps Challenge is the largest hackathon ever held! Our little experiment that started as a drawing on a napkin in the lobby of a hotel in San Francisco has now grown into an international movement. We couldn’t be more excited!

Events have already started in a few locations and over the next 24 hours Space Apps will kick off in all 83 locations and online. Here are a few key stats from the event so far:

8200 participants (as of 17:00 GMT on Friday 19 April 2013)
83 consecutive hours of hacking
333 partner organizations (including 5 international space agencies and 8 US government agencies)
83 cities (16 repeats from last year) in 44 countries on all 7 continents
11 “sold out” locations (Adelaide, Bangalore, Bogota, Guatemala City, London, Monterrey, Recife, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Santa Marta, Santiago and Toronto)
52 challenges (25 from NASA)
5 videos produced + 1 ...

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