Grand Junction, CO

United States

Space Apps Grand Junction, CO was held on October 19th, 20th & 21st. Thank you to the 6 people who joined the International Space Apps Challenge at this location. The local results, including the work of 2 teams, can be found below!
Thanks Grand Junction, CO!

Local People's Choice Winner

The people have spoken! This is the project that captured our hearts.

The Space Apps Challenge is a 2 day hackathon where teams complete

to build space-related applications. Participants of all ages and

backgrounds are invited. The event begins Friday, October 19 at 7:00 PM

with the Pre-Event Meetup, then continues from Saturday, October 20 at 9:00 AM

until Sunday, October 21 at 5:00 PM.



The Space Apps Challenge Pre-Event Meetup starts Friday at 7:00 and

ends at 9:00. We will provide an an overview of the event, an

introduction to the challenge, discuss the challenge themes,

and provide a quick introduction to the available data.

This will give you a kick start and ensure that you are better

prepared for the hackathon which begins Saturday at 9:00 AM.

  • Both technical and non-technical participants are welcome
  • Participants are welcome to stay from Saturday at 9:00 through Sunday at 17:00.
  • Participants are also welcome to leave and re-enter as necessary.
  • Minors will required a parent or guardian to be present while they are at the venue.

Food may be available for purchase on site. Other food choices are

available within two to three blocks of venue.

Call Robert at (970) 712-0370 if you have any questions.

Our Sponsors


Grand Mesa Obseervatory

Factory Coworking

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Eureka McConnel Science Museum

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Thanks to all of our sponsors!

Schedule (All times US/Mountain)

Friday, October 19th
  1. Pre-registration

  2. Welcome - Robert Madsen, Co-Founder, SynaptixGames

  3. Keynote - Julia Sundstrom, Factory Co-Working

  4. Keynote - Josh Hudnall, Co-Founder Factory Co-Working

  5. Challenge Themes

  6. Data Sources

  7. Questions and Closing

  8. Team Composition and Logistics

Saturday, October 20th
  1. Registration

  2. Keynote - ISS Kickoff Video

  3. Team Selection

  4. Team Sessions

  5. Lunch Break

  6. Prep Talk - Robert Madsen

  7. Team Sessions

  8. Dinner Break

  9. Keynote -Nancy McGuire, President Western Colorado Astronomy Club

  10. Team Sessions

Sunday, October 21st
  1. Breakfast Break

  2. Team Sessions

  3. Prep Talk - Robert Madsen

  4. Team Sessions

  5. Lunch Break

  6. Final Team Sessions

  7. Team Presentations

  8. Team Awards

  9. Conclusion

  10. Event Ends


SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.