Mayor Parker and Mayor Pro-Tem Gonzalez leave office at the end of the year.
For a final hackathon, City Council has identified three challenges for the tech community.
Instead of 24 hours, you have 2 months.
Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2015.
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Study deed restrictions in the City of Houston and come up with a plan for managing this information. Where is it stored? Where should it be stored? How should it be communicated to the public? This challenge can be split into two parts: (1) data preparation, and (2) application development.
From city council sessions to neighborhood association meetings, Houstonians should easily be able to find the public meetings important to them. Your challenge is to create a shared calendar with a customizable notification system.
Looking for inspiration? We think CityGram is this idea on steroids.
Every Wednesday, City Council meets to discuss policy and authorize spending. The minutes are reproduced online, but they are not easily reportable. Build a scraper that categorizes data in useful ways (such as Spending Authorizations, Motions, etc.) and organize this data into an open data set. Looking for inspiration? Check out Councilmatic.