September 11, 2018 | posted by The Institute

SmartSA partners—VIA, CPS, SAWS, SARA, and the City of San Antonio, and CivTechSA joined forces to release datasets to the public. As another way to foster smart city innovation and build a more connected, inclusive, and resilient San Antonio.

Not only are they making these data sets public, but they are looking for talented data scientists, developers, civic technologists, designers, etc. to help identify opportunities to improve services across three challenge areas: Transportation, Access to Services, Sustainability.

Before the main event, we will be hosting a Q&A Event Sept. 14th at Geekdom’s 8th floor. Where data experts will be present to answer questions about the datasets, why the challenge areas were chosen, and expectations from potential competitors.

Similar to a Techstars Startup Weekend, the competition will run Friday Oct. 19th through Sunday Oct. 21st. And end with a pitch presentation to a SmartSA panel of judges. Mentors will be peppered in throughout the weekend to assist the finalists with any additional questions or help with presentations before the final Pitch Event on Sunday. There is a $15,000 grand prize. To learn more about the event and how to enter click here.