City of Houston | Open Innovation Hackathon
WHAT IS A HACKATHON?
A hackathon is a collaborative event where software developers come together for an extended worksession. This hackathon is 24 hours long, followed by presentations.
This is our second City of Houston hackathon. You can watch a short video of the first hackathon here.
This hackathon is Houston's contribution to Code for America'sNational Day of Civic Hacking. Definitely take a moment to learn more about this awesome organization.
WHY IS OPEN DATA IMPORTANT?
Using publicly accessible data, software developers can build applications that improve the quality of life for Houston's citizens.
In Houston, open data has led to a data visualization of the general fund, as well as a data visualization of 311 service requests. Both projects got their start at hackathons.
Publishing non-critical datasets allows the City of Houston to harness the power of our talented technology community.
Houston Technology Center
410 Pierce Street
Houston, TX 77002