• Space Apps Atlanta is a chance to bring together the brightest minds in the area for a weekend of fun and innovation. We welcome developers, makers, tinkerers, designers and anyone interested in advancing human understanding of space to partner up and use their skills to solve big problems facing the planet.

    The Challenges


    Friday Reception

    Join us for an informal kickoff on Friday night. Jon Wallace of SpaceWorks will be giving a presentation on entrepreneurial space ventures. Refreshments will be provided.

    6:30pm – doors open

    7:00pm – presentation by Jon Wallace

    7:30pm – overview of challenges we'll be working on

    7:00pm – form teams and start hacking

    10:00pm – doors close for the night


    9:00am – doors open

    9:30am – announcements and logistics

    10:00am – developing begins

    12:30pm – lunch break

    1:30pm – developing continues

    4:30pm – (optional) progress review

    6:30pm – dinner break

    8:00pm – more developing

    10:00pm – doors close for the night


    9:00am – doors open

    12:30pm – lunch break

    1:30pm – last minute hacks

    2:00pm – presentations

    4:00pm – awards

    5:00pm – reentry & splashdown (post-event drinks)

    About Our Sponsors

    When hosts Big Nerd Ranch started out, we did one thing and we did it well: we taught programming languages. Now, more than a decade later, we’ve expanded to include consulting, software products and an ever-growing library of Big Nerd Ranch books. Learning is at the core of everything we do now and everything we'll do in the future.

    MailChimp supports more than 3 million subscribers worldwide, sending 4 billion messages per month. MailChimp is designed for the do-it-yourself power user -- someone looking for all of the power of an enterprise application, but built for anyone to use. MailChimp integrates with many third party applications including Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite, Pinterest, Instagram, SurveyMonkey, Eventbrite, Etsy, Salesforce, Wordpress, Magento, Joomla, Drupal and Google Analytics. And best of all, prices start at free.

    Mandrill is a new way for apps to send transactional email. Built on the same technology that runs MailChimp, Mandrill brings the power of one-to-many messaging and applies it to one-to-one, transactional email. Mandrill allows you to send, receive and track transactional email such as password resets, order confirmations and welcome messages, giving you control over and insight into this valuable data about your customers.

    GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.


    Projects Nominated for Global Judging




    • Big Nerd Ranch
    • MailChimp
    • Mandrill
    • Atlanta Tech Village
    • GitHub


    Big Nerd RanchMap it
    112 Krog St Suite 6
    Atlanta, Georgia
    United States





  • The following projects were worked on at Space Apps Challenge Atlanta: