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About Our Datathon

CivTechSA and the SmartSA partners have teamed up to share datasets with the public in order to connect communities, ideas, and data to improve the quality of life today as we build a smarter tomorrow by hosting our annual Datathon Competition!


The purpose of Datathon is for community engagement to help address internal challenges that affect the services that the City Organizations provide to its residents. We are hoping teams can discover and identify opportunities and/or missing data elements in the data sets and explain how those insights could be applied in practice for the potential benefits of the community and/or partners. 


Applications for the 2020 Datathon are now closed! Stay tuned for announcements and updates on our 2020 teams, solutions, pitches, and prizing.


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Smart SA Impact Areas


As San Antonio grows, how can we ensure it stays affordable and accessible to everyone? Help us develop insight into San Antonio’s equitable energy and water consumption challenges.

Environmental Quality

Preserving San Antonio’s environment is critical as our city continues to develop. Deep dive into the City’s water and air quality data to transform how we think about sustainability and environmental quality.

Access to Services

Consolidating and improving the accessibility and effectiveness of SmartSA services. Help us identify opportunities to combine existing services and create new ones.

Event Details

Datadive Q&A

This year’s virtual Datadive Q&A will be hosted on June 16, 2020!


We will be live streaming the event the day of via our Facebook page.


To check out last year’s Q&A, see the video link below.

Team Submission

Applications are open until June 24, 2020.


Up to 7 teams will be selected to participate in the Datathon. Notifications will be sent via email once teams are selected.
When the teams have been selected, they will be notified via email.


Mentor Weekend will take place on July 11, 2020, and will lead up to Datathon Final Pitches scheduled for July 18, 2020.


The selected teams will compete and present to the SmartSA judging panel for a chance to win cash prizes and awards. 


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Prize Details








Our 2020 Sponsors:

Changemaker Sponsors:

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San Antonio River Authority Logo Sponser

A Special Thank You To Our SmartSA Partners!

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