Anyone who has any form of interest in Christmas and how it’s applied in the digitial age, then you may not need to look much further. NORAD Tracks Santa is a programme that has been around since 1955; run by the North American Aerospace Defense Command, NORAD offers a way to show people where Santa Claus is in the world. This turned out to be one of the harder questions in this month’s GeekOut Bristol Meet, as it turns out that whilst most people knew of some form of Santa tracker, people weren’t sure on the name… Or why it even exists. As such, I thought it’d be fun to look at what NORAD Tracks Santa is, how it came to be and what it does today.
With technology having advanced so rapidly over the past few years, it’s no wonder that people have been putting their technology to use for some of life’s most pressing issues. Issues such as vital research against devastating illnesses, how the economy is fluctuating or where on Earth Santa Claus is right at this exact second. Whilst we do not have any cures for illness here on GeekOut South-West, nor can we tell you how you can geek out your Santa searching for this year.
Grab your technology folks, it’s time to hunt down Santa, GeekOut style!