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Why William Shatner Is Sending Developers to Space and How to Join Them

William Shatner standing next to the Hack the Galaxy logo and a space ship...in space!

Join the Hack the Galaxy Competition – Solve Puzzles for a Chance at a Trip to the Edge of Space

Rapyd and William Shatner have teamed up to host Hack The Galaxy, the biggest developer event this side of the big bang. Join the Rapyd Developer Community to solve weekly puzzles for your chance to win a trip to the edge of space or $130,000.

Your mission begins at HackTheGalaxy.dev.

Developers Can Win a Trip to Space…Far Out

William Shatner is no stranger to the stars. In fact, after his trip to space in 2021, he said, “When you go to space, the whole world is put into perspective and you start to see what really matters.” Taking the actor’s words to heart, global fintech company Rapyd teamed up with the space icon to launch Hack The Galaxy – a quest to bring together the earth’s greatest fintech developers in the Rapyd Developer Community.   

Rapyd’s Using a Contest to Go to Space to Search For Intelligent Life on Earth

Hack The Galaxy is anything but your ordinary tech competition. For starters, up to three developers will win a once-in-a-lifetime trip 100,000 feet above the earth on the Space Perspective Spaceship Neptune, giving a few lucky members of the Rapyd Developer Community the life-changing view William Shatner experienced. 

The Space Perspective Space Ship Neptune Floats Above the Earth
Ascend to the edge of space and join the lucky few – only about 600 – who have looked down at our home from above.

Spaceship Neptune is a first-of-its-kind spacecraft where passengers enjoy a carbon-neutral flight to the edge of space with no rockets or g-forces needed to provide such a remarkable perspective on home. You can even enjoy a cocktail on the Space Lounge while taking in the 100,000 foot view above earth.

At the end of the day, it’s not just about escaping our planet, although that part is pretty fun, but about seeing things from a new point of view and giving developers the opportunity to collaborate and solve problems in the Rapyd Fintech Developer Community.

How to Win One of Three Tickets to the Edge of Space or $130,000

 

To get to the edge of space, Rapyd is calling on developers to flex their hacking and problem-solving skills by solving weekly puzzles posted in the Rapyd Developer Community. Get full details at HackTheGalaxy.dev.

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  • First, join the Rapyd Developer Community to view the current puzzle.
  • The answer to each puzzle is a password you enter on the HackThe Galaxy site to receive entries into the next drawing. 
  • The more puzzles you solve, the more opportunities you have to win.

To keep things interesting, there are other prizes given away throughout the competition, including a meteorite signed by William Shatner himself! Far out. 

Be sure to check out the FAQ page to get answers to any of your Hack The Galaxy questions, from the contest itself to what to expect on your trip to space.

Puzzles Not Your Thing? Rapyd Is Hosting Hackathons Too. 

In addition to Hack the Galaxy puzzles, Rapyd is giving developers the opportunity to sign up for space-themed hackathons throughout the year. Winning teams or individuals from each hackathon get over $100k in cash and prizes, plus a chance to win tickets to space for their entire team at Rapyd Demo Day in Lisbon this November. Check out the Hack the Galaxy Events page to find upcoming hackathons.

Hack the Galaxy Is About Bringing Developers Together on Earth

The Rapyd Developer Community is more than a place to solve puzzles, it’s where global fintech developers find friends, community and support.

Members of the Rapyd Developer Community are building new investing apps, making it more affordable for people to send money to family members and letting people around the world start businesses from their mobile phones. They are, quite literally, changing how money moves on the planet we call home.

The more developers who get involved, the more support they have to build world-changing applications and ideas. That’s why Rapyd needs you. 

All That’s Missing From the Excitement Is You

The biggest fintech event in the universe needs the brightest minds on earth. Join the Rapyd Developer Community and start solving puzzles to Hack The Galaxy and you could win a ticket to the edge of space. It’s all about doing big things on earth and off earth—and it all starts with you. Your mission and the fun begins at HackTheGalaxy.dev.

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