Cities – Challenges and Opportunities

City and federal government are using challenges to encourage developers to produce interesting analyses and applications with city and federal data. These apps help families explore their cities, help travelers get to their destinations faster and safer, and help residents understand the performance of their city government.

Completed Challenges

The city of Louisville, Kentucky held an event on International Open Data Day, February 23, 2013. The city hosted the event and challenge with $10,000 in cash prizes. Mayor Greg Fisher noted, “The task is to design or prototype an app that helps improve the quality of life in our city… No idea is too strange or too bold. We want to see interesting ideas and innovation at work.” The winning app was Your Mapper Team, which allows you to see the safety rating of your area, report crime, and find the closest police division. See more at http://www.louisvilleky.gov/economicdevelopment/hackathon.htm.

 Winner Announced!

Google is inviting developers, designers, and tech savvy individuals to improve their community or government using the Google Places API.

Read the blog.
Visit the challenge site.

 Winner Announced!

NYC Big Apps is an annual competition. In 2012, there were 60 agencies contributing 750 datasets, $100,000 in prizes awarded, and 235 apps submitted.

 Winner Announced!

Deadline: Monday, December 31, 2012

Check out Challenge.gov for an ongoing list of open challenges and prizes for great uses of open data. Combine city and federal data to showcase your talents!

 Winner Announced!

The City of Seattle, King County and Washington State are thrilled to announce Evergreen Apps, a challenge designed to encourage the development of applications using government data while stimulating economic development throughout our state.

 Winner Announced!