Bangladesh set to attend NASA hackathon

Staff Correspondent

30 May, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh set to attend NASA hackathon

Bangladesh is going to attend a 48-hour hackathon of NASA’s special event to find solution to coronavirus pandemic. 

A team of Bangladesh will virtually participate in the event with initiative of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) and the BASIS Students’ Forum.

The 48-hour long program will start virtually on Saturday, according to a handout of country organizer BASIS.

Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) organizes the 48-hour long hackathon as country host the Space Apps challenge.

Meanwhile, Bangladeshi participants have formed a team through registration and working on analyzing solution according to guidelines of organizers.

Regarding the initiative, BASIS President Syed Almas Kabir said the global economy remained stagnant as all countries are fighting with invisible micro body.

The competition enables innovator to bring out ‘possible solution’ on technology platform to bring the world back to normalcy, according to the organizer.

BASIS Director Didarul Alam mentioned there are four segments or the competition including – local response, Impact on Earth, Learning about Virus and Economic Opportunity. For detail:

Earlier in last year, a virtual reality (VR) project developed by four students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) has won the category championship in the a global competition.

Using this mobile VR application, called “Lunar VR”, anyone can experience landing on moon on Apollo-11 and walk around the satellite.