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The Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) is inviting Filipino hackers to join the mission and register for the Galileo Hackathon by GNSS.asia to be held virtually on 12 to 14 November 2021. 

Hackers can choose to join the hackathon in the Philippines organized by PhilSA, the Galileo Hackathon in Thailand locally organized by GISTDA (Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency), or the Open ASEAN Hackathon for all Southeast Asian countries.

The challenges

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The ideation hackathon is open to all Filipinos of legal-age. Each team needs to have five (5) members. Teams will choose to solve one (1) of the four (4) challenges this year: emergency applications, environmental challenges, maritime applications, and tourism and cultural heritage.

Hackers must propose a sustainable and impactful solution to the challenge they chose using positioning technologies such as the Galileo – the European Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).

How to register

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Registration is now open, and hackers have until 05 November 2021 to sign up here

The virtual hackathon will take place in Taikai where hackers can network, form teams, access tools and resources, and be mentored by industry experts. They must also join the Discord Community Platform to receive updates, and engage with mentors and other participating teams. 

Three (3) main events will take place during the hackathon weekend from 12 to 14 November 2021: The Opening Ceremony, The Hackathon, and The Awards Ceremony. Entries must be submitted on 14 November 2021, 01:00 PM PhST for judging.

The top three (3) Philippine teams will receive cash prizes, while all hackers will receive a certificate of participation.

GNSS.asia is funded by Horizon 2020, a research and innovation program by the European Union (EU). The hackathon is endorsed by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), through the Committee on Science, Technology, and Innovation (COSTI). The Galileo Hackathon was previously conducted in Southeast Asia, specifically in Bangalore, India in 2019. 

Follow PhilSA on social media for more updates.