In October Deploy Software Solutions was an organizing sponsor of the third annual Space Apps Ottawa hackathon, which is the local branch of the global (and highly popular) NASA International Space Apps Challenge. The event is
…an intense 48-hour global weekend hackathon for developers, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, astronomers and enthusiasts. Along with nearly 200 cities around the world, Ottawa teams will form and build products and prototypes against NASA-designed challenges that leverage spacecraft, celestial and science data.
This is a fun introduction to the world of open source projects and the space industry. The challenges are designed by both NASA and our own Canadian Space Agency. Solutions to the challenges rely on NASA’s publicly available open sourced data and require teamwork and creativity!
At this year’s Canadian Space Society annual summit, CEO Nicholas Kellett had a chance to speak about the opportunity Space Apps hackathons can play in Canada’s space industry. The presentation, called “A New Horizon: Space Apps in Canada” provided a
…satellite-eye view of hackathons and space apps globally and in Canada. What are they, what business problems and technical challenges can they solve, what is their history and how can the Canadian space industry leverage them to achieve downstream software excellence?
You can view the full presentation here: