Luc Ibata and other members of the THON team will be at the annual NASA Space Apps Challenge in San Francisco later this week. They will be among several other companies that sponsor this particular hackathon.

Similar to past events, THON will interview entrepreneurs and event attendees. The team will also record some of the event’s best moments. Anaplan Inc., UC Berkeley, and Blockchain Founder Club are also sponsoring this event.


(Two hackathon attendees of a past THON hosted event are pictured above.)

The 2018 NASA Space Apps Challenge is a global hackathon in which teams work together to address challenges in Earth science and space exploration. Scientists, artists, programmers, students, makers, and anyone with a creative mindset is welcome to participate!

Two winning teams from each location will be nominated for global judging. Those teams will create a short video demo for their project, and judges from NASA will select a handful of global finalists from hundreds of submissions. The global winner will receive a trip to NASA Kennedy Space Center for a rocket launch!


Full Schedule of event

On October 20th, everyone participating in the hackathon will check in, grab breakfast, set up all required software accounts, learn about the challenges, hear from our sponsors and mentors about the support available during the weekend, form teams, and get ready for a weekend of hacking! Lunch and mdinner will also be served.

Organizers and volunteers will be on hand to assist with any questions and help with team placement. Technology and science mentors will also be available in person and virtually to float between teams and answer any questions.

Sunday, October 21st we have breakfast and wrap up our projects. Project submission is at noon, followed by lunch. Team demos will start shortly after lunch, will be globally livestreamed, and is open for friends and family to attend.

Around 1 pm we will conclude the demos, select sponsors will present their specially branded awards, and our judges will announce the hackathon winners!


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