15 April: Over 100 developers descended on Inmarsat’s City Road HQ for Space Apps London, NASA’s 48-hour hackathon, on 11-12 April.
The annual International Space Apps Challenge took place in 135 worldwide locations, and saw 12,572 participants come up with 928 projects, meeting the challenge to create innovative open source solutions that address global needs on Earth and in space.
Fourteen teams of developers were breathing, eating and sleeping coding at our Conference Centre throughout the weekend, many working non-stop through the night.
Rod Burns, Inmarsat to Developer Program Community Manager helped organise the event and was on the judging panel choosing three winners to go forward to the global final.
Projects were judged on a number of factors including impact, creativity, how it fits the needs of the challenge, sustainability beyond the event, and presentation of ideas. The winning projects were:
Each winner will now have an amazing opportunity to visit Inmarsat’s Network Operations Centre and Satellite Control Centre at its London office, as well as the chance to attend a NASA launch event if they win the global award.
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