Ottawa hackers - thank you for joining us October 2-3, 2021 for our fifth annual hackathon!

Power of 10

2021 marked the tenth annual NASA International Space Apps Challenge. In honor of this event, the theme was, “The Power of Ten.” This year, NASA commemorated ten amazing years of community, collaboration, and innovation by forming a power team of ten international space agencies, including our own Canadian Space Agency, who worked together to make Space Apps accessible to more communities worldwide.

You joined 28,000 registrants, across 162 countries and territories, to help tackle 28 challenges and were part of a global effort that produced 2,814 projects!

NASA Space Apps Challenge Power of 10


Global and CSA Challenges

This year there were two challenge and prize streams: The NASA/Global hackathon challenges and special Canadian Space Agency challenges and prizes.


Space Apps gives you the opportunity to bring projects to life for a wide range of applications. We are looking forward to seeing what innovative, creative ideas you bring to the community this year.

Space Apps is your chance to experience, experiment, and explore solutions to our universe’s biggest challenges!



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).