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Astronaut Leland Melvin at Apple WWDC!

By rashid In Uncategorized

Posted June 6th, 2014

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Jen Odess (@jenodess) and I (@rsial) are at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at Moscone West in San Francisco!

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We were lucky enough to watch a presentation from Astronaut Leland Melvin (@Astro_Flow) regarding STEAM education and his history as an astronaut.

During the presentation, Leland provided a demonstration of the NASA ISS FIT (Food Intake Tracker) iPad app that will be flying on-board the International Space Station (ISS) in 2015.

The ISS FIT iPad application was built by harnessing the power of the [topcoder] community – it required 18 challenges and included 382 registrants from 35 different countries.

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Leland also touched upon a bit of his personal and professional history – he is a former NFL player that went on to become an astronaut, flew two missions on board the space shuttle and helped construct the ISS.

Leland is a huge proponent of STEAM education and anything that helps forward the steady march of technological progress both on and off Earth.

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We are excited and proud that Leland has shared the awesome work that the [topcoder] community has developed as part of the ISS FIT app.

Infinitum et ultra!

-Rashid Sial & Jennifer Odess