Washington, D.C.

United States

Space Apps Washington, D.C. was held on October 19th, 20th & 21st. Thank you to the 35 people who joined the International Space Apps Challenge at this location. The local results, including the work of 4 teams, can be found below!
Thanks Washington, D.C.!

Local People's Choice Winner

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

The NASA Space Apps Challenge is coming to Washington, DC for the first time. Last year, over 25,000 innovators in over 180 locations globally took part in the largest hackathon in the world. The Challenge is a mass collaboration focused on Earth and space exploration that takes place over 48 hours this October 19-21. Help us address Earth science and space exploration challenges using NASA's data to power your project.

Join or create a team and compete for prizes and to be nominated for global judging and recognition. Those teams will create a short video demo for their project, and judges from NASA will select a handful of global finalists from hundreds of submissions.

Innovators of a variety of backgrounds are encouraged to participate. Are you an engineer, technologist, scientist, creative, programmer, student, artist, or maker? Do you have experience in data science, analytics, statistics, mathematics, software development, robotics, AR/VR, information technology, videography, graphics, or related fields? Sign up now with your team or sign up and join a team at the event.

Participants Guide Get all the information that you need as a participant for the hackathon.

Speaker Series Signup Have a topic, idea, or project you'd like to share? Sign up to speak about it at the hackathon.

Volunteer Signup Join the Space Apps team by volunteering your time.

Frequently Asked Questions Have a question about the event? See if we've answered it here.

Women In Tech Panel

DC panel


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Schedule (All times US/Eastern)

Friday, October 19th
  1. Reception

  2. Opening Remarks

  3. Team Formation and Data Exploration

Saturday, October 20th
  1. Breakfast

  2. Hackathon Commences

  3. Speaker Series

  4. Lunch

  5. Women in Tech Panel

  6. Dinner

Sunday, October 21st
  1. Breakfast

  2. Lunch

  3. Project Submission Deadline

  4. Demos and Presentations

  5. Awards


SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.