Toronto, we have lift-off!

The weekend of April 22–24th 2016, developers, makers, engineers and entrepreneurs took on NASA-designed challenges, creating solutions that range from silly to serious, fantastical to feasible.

In this weekend-long hackathon, participants created solutions with software and hardware to some of NASA's toughest challenges. Sign up for the newsletter if you'd like to be notified of next year's event.

Congratulations to this year's winners!

SpaceApps Toronto 2016 Global Nominations

SpaceApps Toronto 2016 Nomination #1

Nomination #1
Kid On The Moon

Winner At the Global Finals!

Watch their presentation here
Read the press release here
Read NASA's post here

SpaceApps Toronto 2016 Nomination #2

Nomination #2
Vesta Rainbow

Watch their presentation here

SpaceApps Toronto 2016 People's Choice Award


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 13934 hackers participated in 180 cities and created 949 solutions! During the intense 78-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.

See 2015 Hackathon Winners


This year, NASA has provided over 50 challenges! You can choose from any of them, but in order to keep our event focused, we'll be focusing on the following 18 in our discussions. Happy hacking!

More Challenges

2016 Schedule

  • 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


Lead Sponsor

Host Sponsors

Community supporters

Panago Pizza


Robert Godwin

Hanno Rein

Dr. Christa Van Laerhoven

Magued Hanna

Eric Boyd


James Costa

Lizz Armstrong

Oksana Salamaszek

Kevin James Hunt

Liane Reale

Matthew Potter


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 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!

We are currently looking for food sponsors!

We are seeking sponsors to have a meal or two covered over the course of the weekend for the approximately 100 participants. If this is something your company would be interested in participating in, please email James ( or Oksana ( to discuss sponsorship opportunities. You can also read more about them here