Space Apps Challenge – COVID-19 Special Edition
NASA will hold a virtual Covid-19 Special Edition of the Space Apps Challenge on the weekend of May 30-31. This is in addition to the annual event which will still be held in October. You will find more information about the special edition event here.
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will take this opportunity to release data from MOPITT and Radarsat 2 satellites in the hope that participants across Canada and elsewhere will use them to tackle one of the Covid-19 challenges.
Space Apps Ottawa 2020: Online Only?
Our first concern is to hold our annual event in a way that is not only fun, inspiring, and educational, but safe and secure for all participants.
COVID-19 pandemic will require us to comply with new public safety regulations and bylaws and there is an enormous amount of uncertainty about what October might look like. We may not be able to physically hold this event.
Having said that – our hackathon is still a go!
The organizing committee has begun to plan for a version of this event that will be primarily virtual / online. We will provide updates when we know more.
Register now to help us plan your hackathon experience
Although event details are uncertain, it will be held October 2 to 4 as originally planned.
Please register online in order to ensure your space and allow us to provide you with the best possible experience. In addition, if you would like to assist with sponsorship, volunteering, organizing, or mentoring; or have feedback or suggestions on what a great online hackathon experience could look like, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me directly on LinkedIn.
We hope you will join us for another great year solving “out of this world” challenges in a fun (and now virtual) environment!