On September 11, NASA hosted the first Digital Transformation Hackathon event, which attracted more than 200 employees to quickly develop prototypes for a variety of challenges. The space agency explains on its website that every innovation must be driven by digital technology and aim to improve NASA’s efficiency, agility and insight. The ultimate goal is to potentially use these prototypes to enhance NASA’s technology, science and space exploration missions.
On Friday, NASA released the full list of winners of the Digital Transformation Hackathon event, detailing the challenges posed by the event online. The event was divided into Best Use of Data(Best Data Use), Best Use of Technology (Best Technology Use), Most Creative/Innovative (Most Creative/Innovative), and Most Potential NASA Impact (Most Potential NASA Impact).
What these teams can do in almost a short time is amazing, with NASA detailing award-winning prototypes, such as a complete 12-week machine learning data science course, a natural language-based processing application for analyzing NASA databases, LinkedIn-style websites, and semi-automated professional pages for employees.