HARNESSING THE POWER OF PEOPLE
Building great products is not enough; a product is only as good as its user base! Community is at the heart of every technology, and a healthy, thriving user group cultivates product growth and supports ongoing innovation. This is most clearly seen in the best open source projects, but it's also apparent in the most successful crowdsourcing and crowdfunding efforts, and in the output of other volunteer efforts like civic hacking and programs for social good where individuals come together to solve problems for the benefit of all.
Our community building skills come from our deep ties to extensive worldwide networks of technologists, a long history of managing local, national, and international user and meeting groups, and effective online promotional campaigns and viral marketing efforts.
Download the PDF of NASA's 2015 Space Apps Challenge mission briefing and read about the tremendous success of the Space Apps NYC community.