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Boston x Tokyo NASA International Space Apps Challenge

  • CIC Boston 50 Milk Street, 1st floor, Anchor Boston, MA 02110 (map)


The International Space Apps Challenge (ISAC) is an international mass collaborative hackathon focused on space exploration that takes place over 48-hours in cities around the world. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space. NASA is leading this global collaboration along with a number of additional government collaborators and 100+ local partner organizations.


2018 is the fifth time that NASA ISAC is held in Boston. To participate, you can form your own teams among your friends. Please make sure that all of your team members register and show up at the event. The event provides opportunity for everyone to improve your coding skills, get involved in Boston’s hackathon community, cultivate team collaboration skills, and… to have a blast with your teammates!!


In addition to hosting our local teams, Boston will also host several special teams. These international teams comprise of members from both the Boston and Tokyo ISAC, and satellite locations at U-Tokyo and will collaborate across continents.

During the hackathon, we bring together select participants to form teams comprising of people from Japan and Boston. These international teams are exciting collaboration opportunities to allow participants to develop multi-cultural perspective since team-members work collaboratively across the ocean.Each international team consists of about 5-8 participants from Japan and Boston (i.e. 3 from Japan, 3 from Boston) with diverse technical and professional backgrounds. The participants from Japan will join you via communication tools such as Google Hangout and Skype.If you are interested in innovation and cross-cultural collaboration, this truly one of a kind experience is for you.

** If you want to be a part of international team, you have to be able to attend the Ideathon on 10/5 (Friday 7pm-10pm EDT) at Cambridge Innovation Center @ Kendall Square (FYI Tokyo attendee: 10/6 (Sat)8:30〜11:00(JST)).   
If you miss to attend this ideathon meeting, you will join to one of international team based on your skill and interest.

Any question regarding attending international team, please e-mail . **

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