The International Space Apps Challenge is hosting a “hack-a-thon” for teams of scientists, engineers, programmers, designers, educators and students. All can contribute to design applications that creatively utilize data publicly available from satellites orbiting above us. A previous winning entry utilized GPS data, Earth data and weather data to help plan the ideal home vegetable garden.
The event takes place the weekend of April 12, 2014. There will be over 100 sites on five continents, plenty to find one of your own to attend. Register a spot for yourself if you feel you have a great idea for an application. There will also be a Google Hangout on April 12th at 14:30 GMT with NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli covering the event.