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PH beats over 1000 int’l teams at NASA space app competition

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Feb. 27, 19 | 9:35 am

A team composed of Filipino members bested 1,395 other teams from around the world after winning an award at the 2018 NASA Space Apps Challenge.

The Team iNON from the Philippines, composed of Revbrain Martin, Marie Jeddah Legaspi, Julius Czar Torreda, and Matthew Concubierta, and Leandro de Guzman, received an award from the United States government for capturing the Best Galactic Impact category in the said competition.

The members of the team, except for de Guzman, flew all the way to the US and were awarded with certificates of recognition US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim during a ceremony at the US Embassy.

They won the competition with app they have created called the ISDApp. The team came up with the idea of creating ISDApp for the US Embassy-sponsored NASA Space Apps Challenge in October 2018.

Derived from the Filipino word “isda” which means fish, the said app will allow local government officials to send potentially life-saving information to fisherfolk’s analog cellphones using NASA Globe observer data.

US Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Law, who was one of the judges, commended the team for coming up with an app, which he dubbed as “clever and compassionate”, that would not require an internet connection to help fishermen.

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