Public invited to solve Atlanta’s toughest problems

Individuals and teams will compete to develop an innovative app with the chance to win as much as $40,000

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Can citizens hold the key to solutions for the city of Atlanta's toughest challenges?
Can citizens hold the key to solutions for the city of Atlanta's toughest challenges?

AT&T, the City of Atlanta and Code for Atlanta are launching the Atlanta Civic Coding Competition (C3), which offers the public an opportunity to help solve some of the city’s toughest problems through an app challenge.

 

The C3 programme will allow individuals and teams from the non-profit, start-up and educational communities to help make #AtlantaSmarter by developing an app using open-sourced data that seeks to solve city challenges. Individuals and teams will compete to develop an innovative app with the chance to win as much as $40,000.

 

"As a leader in the Internet of Things and smart cities solutions, AT&T is utilising our technology expertise and our relationships in the developer community to help Atlanta and cities across Georgia address the issues most important to their citizens," said Bill Leahy, state president, AT&T Georgia. "We are proud to work with Mayor Reed and Code for Atlanta on this competition, helping create an even more connected Atlanta."

 

In Atlanta, city leaders, led by Mayor Kasim Reed, have been working together with its world-class business community on technology-based solutions to address daily infrastructure challenges: traffic issues, power outages, water leaks and more. The solutions are the result of a collaborative effort to bring together experts to build world-class solutions, enabling smart cities that are connected as a part of the Internet of Things.

 

"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. "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."

 

Registration for the C3 programme opens (today) 1 June and closes June 30, and app submissions will be taken from 1 July 1 through to 31 July. Judging will occur in August, with the winners announced in September. First place submission will win $40,000, second place submission will win $15,000 and third place submission will win $5,000.

 

For additional information, please visit engage.att.com/c3Atlanta

 

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