The Open Houston 311 Data Challenge is a month long "civic hacking" challenge where teams and individuals can pair with the City of Houston to develop applications and data visualizations that make practical use of the City of Houston's 311 data.

There are an assortment of prizes, including cash, the opportunity to experience life as a 3-1-1 call taker, and the chance to meet 1-on-1 with Mayor Pro Tem Ed Gonzalez, Chairman of the Innovation and Technology Advisory Board.

311 Data Challenge Timeline:
* October 9th: 311 Data Challenge Kickoff event with the City's 311 team and Open Houston, sponsored by Consumer Media Network
* October 30th: 311 Data Challenge Check-in event for participants to present their projects and get feedback, sponsored by the Houston Public Library system
* November 9th: 311 Data Challenge Submissions 6pm Deadline, with a sprint to the finish line during the Tech Street Open Houston Hackathon, sponsored by Tech Street Houston
* November 20th: Houston 311 Data Challenge Presentations and Announcement of Winners at Tech Street Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Presentations and winners announced at Tech Street Houston on November 20th at the George R. Brown Convention Center!

The Open Houston 311 Data Challenge is organized by Open Houston, a community group focused on public sector innovation. We work closely with government institutions, such as the City of Houston, to support innovation initiatives, with a focus on open data, open source, and piloting and building tech solutions.