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Space Apps 2015: It’s a Wrap, Almost!

16 Apr 2015, 15:32 UTC
Space Apps 2015: It’s a Wrap, Almost!
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The International Space Apps Challenge 2015 is over, for the most part. Due to issues in country, the Nigerian Space Apps will be held this weekend. In fact, Space Apps spanned three weekends this year, to accommodate conflicts with local events. The reality of holding 133 events around the world requires a bit of flexibility. We’re happy to work with the local leads to ensure mission success in their community.

Space Apps is a labor of love, created and nurtured in 2012 by Nick Skytland and Ali Llewellyn, under the leadership of NASA’s CTO for IT Deborah Diaz. I’ve had the incredible privilege of joining this collaborative data innovation incubator, which has grown over the last four years from 25 locations in 2012 to 83 in 2013, 95 in 2014, and now 135 this year. We jumped from 8000 participants last year to nearly 13,000 citizens around the planet Earth in 61 countries and six continents. What an honor to us, that so many of you gave us your time and talent over the weekend to innovate around NASA data.

A challenge-based approach, like Space Apps, allows you, the global community of solvers, to focus on real NASA problems, and ...

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