Toronto, we have lift-off!
On the weekend of October 19th - 21st 2018, developers, makers, engineers and entrepreneurs took on NASA-designed challenges, creating solutions that range from silly to serious, fantastical to feasible. A part of NASA's International Space Apps Challenge, NASA's Space Apps Toronto was composed of both a Hackathon and a Youth Program – both of which challenged participants to think critically about technology and its effect on the world around us.
A weekend-long Hackathon for participants to create 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.
See 2018 Hackathon Winners
A fair-style program for youth ages 7–13 to learn about technology's impact through activities led by local organizations. Sign up for the newsletter if you'd like to receive info on next year's event.
Read about 2018's Youth Program
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 25140 hackers participated from 187 cities in 69 countries, creating over 2017 projects! 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.
“Toronto is a city full of creative people actively contributing to science, technology, and innovations around the world. I’m proud to see a Toronto team recognized by NASA and representing Toronto-made innovation on the global stage.”
— John Tory, Mayor of Toronto
"When I took over Space Apps in 2014, I came to Toronto to learn from the best. After conversations with the organizing team and volunteers, and witnessing how the event was run, I came back to NASA full of ideas on how to enhance and grow the experience in the coming years. Space Apps Toronto is one of the premier events on the planet."
— Beth Beck, NASA HQ Office of Chief Information Officer: Open Innovation Manager, Acting Deputy Associate CIO, Acting Info Mgmt Prog Exec
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