Space Apps Challenge: students have 48 hours to develop applications using space data

Media advisory

Longueuil, Quebec, October 19, 2018 — From October 19 to 21, in Montreal, Toronto, Waterloo, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Edmonton about 650 Canadians will have 48 hours to tackle the challenges of Space Apps Challenge 2018 with the support of experts from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). During NASA's international hackathon, participants around the world must use space data to develop applications that meet needs here on Earth.

Following the success of its first participation in the Space Apps Challenge last year, the CSA is facilitating access to Canadian space data, like data from RADARSAT-2, SCISAT, THEMIS and is presenting six Canadian challenges this year.

Media representatives are invited to go to the following locations:

October 19 to 21, 2018

Check with local organizers
(see hyperlinks below)

Canada's participation in Space Apps Challenge 2018

CSA experts and participants in four Canadian cities

Media representatives are invited to go to the following locations only:

École de technologie supérieure
1100 Notre-Dame Street West
Montreal, Quebec  H3C 1K3

Ryerson DMZ
341 Yonge Street, Suite 312
Toronto, Ontario  M5B 1S1

151 Charles Street West, Suite 100
Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario  N2G 1H6

Carleton University
Technology Innovation Management Program
311 St. Patrick's Building
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario     K1S 5B6

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Canadian Space Agency
Media Relations Office
Telephone: 450-926-4370
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