Nepal | July 09, 2020

Space Apps Challenge hackathon in Kathmandu

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KATHMANDU: The two-day fourth International Space Apps Challenge (ISAC) hackathon concluded in Kathmandu on Sunday.

The event was organised by SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya programme of ICIMOD and the Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihood (RERL) programme of the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) in collaboration with YoungInnovations. It was supported by Robotics Association of Nepal (RAN), Women Leaders in Technology (WLIT) and CSIT Association of Nepal (CSITAN).

Total 63 participants had presented their projects in the competition in Kathmandu. Of them, ‘Nepali’, ‘API’ and ‘Visually (IM)paired’ won the first, second and third prizes respectively. The prizes were worth NPR 30,000, NPR 20,000, and NPR 10,000 respectively.

In a statement on Monday, ICIMOD said the hackathon was held in more than 160 locations around the world this year.

“The event brought together young and creative minds to find innovative solutions to global challenges.”

According to ICIMOD, the International Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaboration focused on space exploration that takes place over 48 hours in cities around the world.


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