The Atlanta Civic Coding Competition (C3) – a joint venture between the City of Atlanta, At&T, and Code for Atlanta is seeing submission of app ideas to help make the city smarter and more efficient. The competition encourages the tech community to examine ongoing problems like energy efficiency, public safety, land use, and the traffic problems the city faces. The top individual or team that succeeds on developing an innovative app that makes #AtlantaSmarter will win $40,000, second place takes $15,000 and third place $5,000.
“We are always working to attract and support companies committed to investing in Atlanta and improving the quality of life for our residents,” said Mayor Kasim Reed said in a statement. “This competition brings out the best in Atlanta’s technology community and demonstrates how innovation and collaboration will continue to make Atlanta a smart city leader.”
Code For Atlanta – a local hack meetup group – has worked on various civic projects such as mapping free internet access, a notifications platform of civic information using Atlanta’s open data resources, and more.
“Code for Atlanta is focused on building the civic technology community here in Atlanta,” says Luigi Ray-Montanez, co-captain of Code for Atlanta. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with AT&T and the City of Atlanta on C3 because it’s an important opportunity to energize our city’s tech community around Smart Cities and open data.”
Registration for the C3 program is open until June 30. App submissions will be accepted from July 1 through July 31 with judging occurring in August followed by winners announced the following month. Register here.