Space Apps Challenge Bring in More Than 425 Canadian Participants
NASA International Space Apps Hackathon 2019 will be held October 18-20 at Carleton University's Technology Innovation Management Program. It will be an intense 48-hour global weekend hackathon for developers, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, astronomers and enthusiasts. Along with 212 cities around the world, Ottawa teams will form and build products and prototypes against NASA- and CSA-designed challenges that leverage spacecraft, celestial & science data.
Challenges will be developed by NASA, the Canadian Space Agency, and the European Space Agency, and focus on real-world design challenges, and on making our planet and universe accessible, visual, and fun to explore.
Challenges will only be posted shortly before the event.
|6:00 pm||Registration opens|
|7:00 pm||Kick-off and Opening Remarks|
|7:15 to 10:00 pm||Team formation/review challenges|
|All day||Hacking and building!|
|12:00 to 3:00 pm||Presentation Prep|
|3:00 to 5:00 pm||Presentations and judging|
|5:00 to 6:00 pm||Final awards and wrap-up|
|6:00 pm||Doors close, event finished.|
Ryan is President and CEO of Satellite Canada Innovation Network, a not-for-profit corporation focused on enhancing the competitiveness of Canada’s space industry. A professional engineer with over 12 years’ experience, Ryan provides consulting services with QShift Inc.
Ryan is an Advisory Board Member for SEDS Canada, Co-Lead of Space Apps Ottawa, and father of four budding engineers.
I am the Founder and CEO of Deploy Solutions, a Canadian software company specializing in reducing software project failure rates.
I am a software technologist, speaker, instructor, and blogger with twenty years of professional consulting experience in a wide variety of industries.
I also like to blog about space exploration, scuba diving, and travel.
Director of UX/UI at Solink, an Ottawa startup that links video security footage with point-of-sale transactions to create real-time insight into daily business pain points. Main motivations are to collaborate with creative minded team members who have a passion for producing quality products and ultimately to create world class User Interfaces and User Experiences that will make a difference in peoples lives. I joined the Ottawa Space Apps team 2 years ago as a mentor, I help teams ideate and narrow there problem statements so they can quickly tackle their challenges. I have been following everything space on the internet since 1995, specifically space launch. One time I took down the DSL at the office trying to watch a Space Shuttle launch live!
I'm the CEO and founder of ISRU Tech Inc. which builds technology to reduce the cost of space exploration and development through the use of resources found in space. I began my career in Mission Control on the Space Station program in 1996. In 2015 I won NASA's "Space Pioneering - Achieving Earth Independence" competition with the design of a Martian habitat made from reinforced ice.
After completing bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Ozge Tuzumet Yucel started to work at Marks & Spencer, both in Turkey and Russia offices. She worked with higher level managers closely and became an expert on digital marketing and social media. Since Ozge is more interested in technology, she changed his sector to defense and started to work at ASELSAN, among the top 75 defense companies in the world. She worked as a project manager at Communication & Information Technologies business sector. Besides her professional business carrier, she is passionate about using her experiences to tackle local problems. Ozge has been actively involved in many volunteering projects and international organizations. She went to Italy as a UNESCO volunteer to clean green areas (2010), represented Turkey as a delegate at One Young World Zurich Summit referring by CNN as “Young Davos” (2011), was awarded EU grant for internship in London (2012), and attended International Gender Discrimination Workshop in Germany (2015). Currently, she is a student at Technology Innovation Managements master’s program at Carleton University and an active member of Global Shapers Ottawa Hub – a youth initiative of World Economic Forum.
It's completely free to participate. We're working with sponsors to make the event free of charge.
Absolutely! If you're interested in helping out at the event, email us here.
Start by taking a good look through the challenges and select a few that interest you. At the start of the event, all registrants will receive login information to an online collaboration place, where prospective team members can share information together.
Networking is important here. To put a great team together, you’ll have to walk around and talk to people. There will be a system at the event for identifying people with certains skills, but you’ll need to talk to people to find out exactly what they can offer.
You can view our past winners, and their prototypes, here.
Try to arrive at 6:00pm to register early, and so you have a chance to start networking with other attendees.
The event is being hosted at Carleton University's Technology Innovation Management Program poffices located at 311 St. Patrick's Building 1125 Colonel By Drive, Carleton University. Directions are here.
Parking is available on Carleton campus. Although it is not free, there is a reduced weekend cost. We will announce further parking information as soon as possible.
Yes, make sure you bring a computer. Laptops are preferred of course but bring what you need to get the job done. Your computer will need to connect to wireless internet networks at the venue.
Yes. You’ll need to bring any components and supplies you’ll need to build your prototype.
Bring your own thermos or beverage container. You may want to bring a notebook for designing stuff! And if you have an extra extension cord and/or power strip that’s always helpful.
The NASA International Space Apps Challenge is a free event, and we depend on sponsorship to provide amenities like food to participants. At the moment, the plan is to provide only snacks, but we’re working on changing that. The event is within easy walking distance of many great food options on and near Carleton University. Here are some great options right on the campus.
If you tweet about this event, please use the #SpaceApps and #SpaceAppsOttawa hashtags so we can include you in any awesome displays, and to make it easier for others to connect with you. Please follow the official Space Apps Ottawa feed (https://twitter.com/SpaceAppsOttawa) to stay up-to-date on the event.
Ottawa is one of nearly 200 cities participating in the NASA International Space Apps Challenge. While we definitely want to earn some bragging rights for our city, there will also be opportunities to build multi-city teams with team members working across more than one city.
Once local winners are announced (incl. multi-city teams) on Sunday evening, NASA will select a number of best-of apps over different categories.
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