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Register by August 20 @ 5:00 PM!

Bring your team or register solo and we’ll match you up to officially compete in the 2021 Datathon competition weekend that runs August 20-22, 2021.

Then join us on Crowdcast for the event kickoff on Friday evening, then a mentor session & extra work time on Saturday, and final project submissions and judging on Sunday.

You can check out the datasets below before registering to get a head start.

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. 


  • 1st place team – $1000
  • 2nd place team – $750
  • 3rd place team – $250
  • All winners – 3 months free at Geekdom


Questions? Email us at

Event Details

View the 2021 Datasets

Browse and download the data sets required to compete in this year’s competition. Each project submission must utilize at least two different organization’s data sets listed in the catalog. Additional data sets outside of the catalog may be used to supplement.

Competition Weekend Online Aug 20-22

Datathon 2021 Weekend Schedule:


  • Rewatch the DataDive Q&A here

Friday, August 20 

  • 6-8:30 // Competition Kickoff (Crowdcast, then Zoom)

Saturday, August 21

  • 10am – Check in (Crowdcast)
  • 11-1pm – Mentor Session (Zoom)

Sunday, August 22

  • 10am – Check in (Crowdcast)
  • 4pm – Projects Due
  • 6pm – Winners Announced (Crowdcast)

For more questions, review our FAQs or connect with us at

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.

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A special thank you to this year’s SmartSA Partners!

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