Toronto, we have lift-off!

The weekend of April 10–12th, 2015 developers, makers, engineers and entrepreneurs took on NASA-designed challenges, creating solutions that range from silly to serious, fantastical to feasible.

Congratulations to this year's winners!

SpaceApps Toronto 2015 Global Nominations

SpaceApps Toronto 2015 Nomination #1

Nomination #1
Mars Endeavor Video Game

SpaceApps Toronto 2015 Nomination #2

Nomination #2

SpaceApps Toronto 2015 People's Choice Award

SpaceApps Toronto 2015 People's Choice Award - The Finder Team

The Finder Team

SpaceApps Toronto 2015 Honourable Mentions

Honourable Mention - Humans

Our NASA Family created Z-Bot which won an honorable mention in the "Humans" category!

Honourable Mention - Robotics

Alex came with his entire lab, and left with an honorable mention in "Robotics" (and his lab too)!

Honourable Mention - Outer Space

Look Up! used Pebble Smartwatches to win an honorable mention in the "Outer Space" category!

Honourable Mention

The Izumi team created a system to allow people to track water pollution levels!


Running annually since 2012, the International Space Apps Challenge brings coders, designers, entrepreneurs and makers together from across the globe to take on a series of challenges developed by NASA. Last year, more than 8,196 hackers participated in 95 events. During the intense 48-hour hackathon, teams will form and produce solutions that leverage NASA's extensive spacecraft, celestial and science data. Together, we'll make space and Earth more accessible, visual and fun to explore.

2015 Challenges

This year, NASA has provided 35 challenges in four different categories that will be worked on internationally, and you can choose from any of them! Happy hacking!

All Challenges

2015 Schedule

While the weekend will be focused on hacking out the best solutions to challenges posed by NASA, we'll be having some fun too. Here's a look at how the weekend will go, plus pre- and post-parties! (Some details to come.)

  • 6:00 PM
    Registration opens
  • 7:00 PM
    Welcoming remarks
  • 8:00 PM
    Team formation
  • 9:00 PM
    Teams register with NASA and start hacking (open all night to those who wish to stay)
  • All Day!
    Hacking! We'll be keeping doors open throughout the weekend without closing so you can really make the most out of all available time.
  • 2:00 PM
    Presentations Begin
  • 3:00 PM
    Judging Begins
  • 6:00 PM
    Awards & wrap-up ceremony
  • 8:00 PM
    Doors close

2015 Host Sponsors

2015 Sponsors


2015 Community Supporters

Major League Hacking
Leap Motion
Draft Print 3D
Steam Labs
Positive Gear
Sunshine Sound

2015 Judges

Farid Kassam

Alkarim Nasser

Julielynn Wong

2015 Mentors

Ari Zilnik

Ross Gillet

Want to be a mentor? Let James know at

2015 Organizers

James Costa

Farah Kanji

Mark Reale


How can I become a mentor?

Easy! Contact James at

How can I become a sponsor?

There are all kinds of ways to contribute to Space Apps Toronto. Send an email to James ( to discuss all sponsorship opportunities. You can also read more about them here.

Will the event be catered?

We'll be providing pizza and beer for the opening night (Friday), but otherwise no other food will be provided at this time. We will have coffee and water available for everyone, but there are a lot of great food options within walking distance otherwise!

Will there be a pre-event party?

In previous years we've held a "Beer and Post-Its" event previous to the event, but we regret to inform that we won't have one this year.