Space Apps Ottawa is a local organization promoting events encouraging people to be passionate about space and science. This is our fourth year running the event. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or contact us by emailing us.

Our parent association is the Canadian Space Society, a registered not-for-profit and charity. You can learn more about the Canadian Space Society's mission and history here.


Space Apps Ottawa Hackathon Links Carleton to Outer Space

Elizabeth Howell for Carleton Newsroom

Space Apps Challenge Bring in More Than 425 Canadian Participants

Elizabeth Howell for SpaceQ

Carleton Hosts NASA Hackathon

Matthew Curtis for Carleton Newsroom

NASA’s International Space Apps hackathon touches down in Ottawa

Maya Gwilliam for Ottawa Business Journal


Bilyana Anicic (Space Apps Ottawa 2020 Judge)

Bilyana Anicic

Enterprise Architect | Dot Connector | Digital Transformer
President and Principal Consultant at Aurora Consulting

Bilyana Anicic has been delivering solutions in line with clients' business needs for over 20 years. Bilyana is presently helping Government of Canada departments with their Digital Transformations.

Bilyana is passionate about leveraging location as the interoperability “glue" for Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT). As an Enterprise Architect, she applied her passion on many initiatives, both here in Canada and internationally, including leading the GC’s Federal Geospatial Platform (FGP) and Open Maps initiative.

Eva-Jane Lark (Space Apps Ottawa 2020 Judge)

Eva-Jane Lark

is a Vice-President and Investment Advisor at one of Canada’s largest full-service investment firms. A passionate observer and advocate of commercial space development, she is frequently invited as a speaker and panelist to offer her keen insights into emerging new space industries and their financing, and on space resource development.

Michael Weiss

Michael Weiss

Michael Weiss is a professor at Technology Innovation Management (TIM) program at Carleton University. His interests include innovation, technology entrepreneurship, applied analytics, and ML/AI; he teaches one of the core courses in the TIM's Master of Applied Business Analytics (MABA) degree pathway, called Applied Analytics for Technology Innovation Management (TIMG 5301).


We have a large team of organizers and volunteers from all walks of life. Below are just a few of the people who work hard to make each year's event memorable and fun. Interested in helping out? Email us!

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Nicholas Kellett

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.

Cory Mckinnon

Cory Mckinnon

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!