For 24 hours, we'll build projects together that make Houston a better place to live.

You can bring your own ideas or work on any of the sample projects provided. Collaborate with new friends and community stakeholders, or bring your own team. This is a fun, family-friendly event.


Everyone can participate. Projects must be submitted by 12:30p on May 15, 2016 in order to be considered. 



Please include visual aids that help the judges understand your work. This can include:

  • Presentation (upload to SlideShare)
  • Video or screencast
  • Screenshots
  • Live demo of your site (must be internet-accessible)

We will be using one computer for presentations, and you cannot hook up a peripheral device. Anything you present must be accessible through the internet.

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Meet the Mayor! (3)

Follow up meeting with the Mayor to discuss your project (3 available)

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Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Please submit your project here on Devpost by 12:30p on May 15, 2016.



Scott Lynch

Scott Lynch
VP/Software Development Manager at Two Sigma Investments

Kenton Gray

Kenton Gray
CTO, iOffice

Doug Arterburm

Doug Arterburm
Assistant Director, IT, City of Houston

Kerri Smith

Kerri Smith
Managing Director, OwlSpark Accelerator

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson
Evangelist, Softlayer/IBM

Aimee Mobley Turney

Aimee Mobley Turney
President, League of Women Voters of the Houston Area

Ed Gonzalez

Ed Gonzalez
Former Houston City Councilmember

Judging Criteria

  • Relevance
    Is this solving a need, answering a question, serving citizens, or otherwise making an impact?
  • Ambition
    How big is the challenge that the project addresses?
  • Progress
    How far did the team get? Working demos are better than static images.
  • Presentation
    Did the team present their work in a compelling way? Was it easy to understand the project, the scope, and how far they got?

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