What is Open Data Buffalo?

Open Data Buffalo is the City of Buffalo, New York's official open data program that makes public information publicly available for free in accessible and machine-readable formats. Open data enhances data-driven decision making, increases transparency, drives internal efficiencies, and fosters innovation. Mayor Byron W. Brown's Civic Innovation Challenge Powered by AT&T is structured to spur this innovation by creating a friendly competition to see what is possible when we, as a city, open our data.


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1. What is Mayor Byron W. Brown's Civic Innovation Challenge Powered by AT&T?
2. Who organized this Challenge?
3. What is Open Data Buffalo?
4. When will the Challenge take place?
5. What can we win?
6. How are prizes awarded?
7. Why is the Challenge happening?
8. When and how will winners be notified?
9. Do I need to register personally or can my team submission count as registering?
10. How do we submit an entry?
11. Are there any special requirements to participate in the Challenge?
12. How can I help spread the word about the Challenge?
13. Why is AT&T involved?