From April 28 to 30, participants in Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo joined developers, designers, students, engineers and entrepreneurs from around the world to create original applications during NASA‘s 2017 Space Apps Challenge.
The Space Apps Challenge is an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world. Participants work alone or with a team to share ideas and use open data to address real world problems, on Earth and in space.
CSA at Space Apps 2017: Getting our feet wet!
This year, for the first time, the CSA participated in Space Apps events held in Canadian locations. Spurred on by Canada’s Open Government commitments and worldwide trends to make data increasingly available to the public, we facilitated access to Canadian datasets and presented our own challenges to participants. Explore the challenges and datasets.
CSA astronaut Jeremy Hansen was on site at local events in Toronto and Waterloo. You can watch Saturday morning’s presentation and Q&A, which was livestreamed from Waterloo, on the SkyWatch website.