NASA space hackathon (in Vancouver) this weekend

So, many, many things I’d like to blog upon at the moment. I’m in Brasilia at the Open Government Partnership meeting, so obviously lots to talk about there, and, of course, Canada Post has completely lost it and is suing a company over postal code data but it’s been twenty hour days and those post more thought (and rest).

In the mean time, if you are in Vancouver, the very cool people over at Steam Clock Software – and Angelina Fabbro in particular – are organizing the Vancouver edition of the NASA International Space Apps challenge THIS WEEKEND at the Network Hub.

You should feel free to show up as a team, or come on your own and join a team. It’s worth checking this out now, as there is some pretty rich data sets to explore so getting familiar with it before hand is… recommended.

Mostly I just love that NASA is thinking this way.

It’s also good that the Canadian government is not involved, since even getting them to acknowledge there participation would have proven too controversial (and sucked up a ton of public servants time).

Space geeks… unite!

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