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Contest Winners!

First Prize Winner :-

Jorje's picture

SFHired Bikeway Network

Submitted by Jorje

on 30 Sep 2014 - 8:27pm

"Find the shortest biking routes between 2 locations in SF."

Second Prize Winner :-

krokyze's picture

San Francisco Graffiti

Submitted by krokyze

on 30 Sep 2014 - 1:58am

"Allows users to view and rate the best graffitti pics clicked by cops while theyre reporting graffiti violations."

Third Prize Winner :-

kyoung4's picture

SF Pulse

Submitted by kyoung4

on 18 Sep 2014 - 6:25am

"Uses historical data to predict the next crime location & crime type in SF."

Fourth Prize Winners :-

joostouwerling's picture
"See a streetview of all parks and recreational areas in SF."
AkshatGoel's picture


Submitted by AkshatGoel

on 6 Sep 2014 - 4:06pm

"Find the nearest bicycle parking at your destination in SF."
Karim's picture


Submitted by Karim

on 5 Sep 2014 - 4:37am

"Quickly find where to get your favorite street food in SF."
taltmann42's picture


Submitted by taltmann42

on 28 Aug 2014 - 3:40pm

"View a heatmap of crimes in SF based on hour-of-day."
sdoowhsoj's picture
"iOS app to find parks based on proximity and crime score."

Mission: Open Source!

Sep 30th
last date

One of our big goals at Programmr is to encourage more and more coders to get started with their own open source projects. Your open source contributions not only help the community and the world at large, but they also make you a much more experienced and confident programmer. Plus they look great on your resume too!

What better way to get started with your first open source project than taking part in a contest where you're rewarded with cool prizes (and fame!) for your contributions to the community? That's why you should get started on your entry for the San Francisco Open Data Coding Contest today!

Your mission is to make a useful webapp or mobile app using SF Open Data that would be of interest and benefit to the residents of San Francisco.
Winners will be chosen based on the concept, utility factor, virality, presentation and overall execution of the app.

Don't worry if you think those are all fancy words. Simply make a cool app that highlights San Francisco in an interesting way and you're good! The only compulsion is that your app should use city data from any dataset(s) of the SFO Open Data foundation.

Looking for ideas? Here are some:

1. Find and display a list of spots in San Francisco which were used as film locations in movies.
Present movie trivia, trailers and clips wherever you can.
Use data from SFData for the film locations.
Use data from iMDB, Youtube or similar sources for other movie info.

2. Does the number of trees on a street adversely affect the domestic violence crime rate of that street?
Plot out your findings and conclusions on an attractive web layout.

3. Arrange a biking trip to your favorite park, restaurant or pub.
Users need to specify start and end locations. The app then needs to show the best biking routes for your group to take.

4. Display a list of all graffiti spots in San Francisco.
Get the list of graffiti spots using SF Open Data.
Using Google Street View, allow the users to view the actual graffiti too.

These are just some sample ideas. Choose one you like from the list, or come up with your own unique ideas too! All the best!

30 Days left for the contest to end

Last date of contest : 30th September 2014 11:59 PST

NOTE: Your code will NOT be used by Programmr or the sponsor for any commercial purposes in any way. Your code is for competition purposes only! Feel free to use your code for your own commercial puposes if you want to!

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First prize winner


Amazon Gift Voucher!

Second prize winner


Amazon Gift Voucher!

Third prize winner


Amazon Gift Voucher!

Five fourth prize winners

$150 x 5

Amazon Gift Vouchers!

How to Submit
  • Create your app in any technology of your choice ( PHP, AJAX, jQuery, AngularJS, Android, iOS, Python, NodeJS, or any other technology). You don't have to host your code on Programmr if you don't want to. If you submit a working URL along with its corresponding github URL , that's fine too.
  • Code your app and ensure it matches all the specifications of the mission.
  • Submit your app to the contest by choosing "Hired SF Open Data Coding Contest" as the contest name.
Evaluation Criteria
  • Utility Factor OR Entertainment Factor of Concept
  • Uniqueness of presentation
  • Accuracy of results
  • Overall performance of the app
  • All entries must be the the original work of the contestant (that's you!)
  • Make sure you have updated your profile with accurate details (name, email-id, country and profile picture) before taking part in this contest.
  • Complete source code should be provided. Either the app must be fully executable online on Programmr, OR a working URL needs to be submitted along with the corresponding github URL
  • If there's a tie for any position, the entry submitted earlier will be chosen as the winner.
  • Contest ends September 30th 11:59 PM PST

Contest Entries

plas68's picture

1. Phonegap Simple Alert(1.0)

Submitted by plas68

on 18 Jul 2015 - 2:41am

Mangal1976's picture

2. Multiplication_Table(3.0)

Submitted by Mangal1976

on 3 Jul 2015 - 12:16pm

RaviKaviAithala's picture

3. Iron Man vs Aliens(1.0)

Submitted by RaviKaviAithala

on 22 Jun 2015 - 1:19am

alexcool's picture

4. age calculations

Submitted by alexcool

on 20 Jun 2015 - 9:37pm

Gravity9g's picture

6. Web Crawler

Submitted by Gravity9g

on 27 Mar 2015 - 7:48pm

xkaycee's picture

7. sf_open_data_contest(1.0)

Submitted by xkaycee

on 1 Oct 2014 - 12:37pm

karim279's picture

8. San Francisco Schools

Submitted by karim279

on 1 Oct 2014 - 12:26pm

stone_joe's picture

9. Parking Meter Locator App

Submitted by stone_joe

on 1 Oct 2014 - 12:16pm

pavlos's picture

10. San Francisco Park Trip

Submitted by pavlos

on 1 Oct 2014 - 12:15pm

Carole's picture

11. CityArtFinder

Submitted by Carole

on 1 Oct 2014 - 11:35am

clagccs's picture

12. San Francisco movie location guide

Submitted by clagccs

on 1 Oct 2014 - 9:36am

clagccs's picture

13. San Francisco movie location guide

Submitted by clagccs

on 1 Oct 2014 - 9:36am

omnisite's picture

14. SF Child Care Centers and related info

Submitted by omnisite

on 1 Oct 2014 - 8:36am

reveriedax's picture

17. San Franciso Open Data

Submitted by reveriedax

on 1 Oct 2014 - 4:44am

ncmadhan's picture

19. SF Movie Tour

Submitted by ncmadhan

on 1 Oct 2014 - 12:18am

iamkishor's picture

20. SFD Film-Locations with trailer

Submitted by iamkishor

on 30 Sep 2014 - 11:31pm

krishkrish's picture

21. SF Dataset Maps

Submitted by krishkrish

on 30 Sep 2014 - 10:50pm

joejean's picture

22. Hired SF Open Data Coding Contest

Submitted by joejean

on 30 Sep 2014 - 4:30pm

cheniel's picture

23. SF Bike Parking Locator

Submitted by cheniel

on 30 Sep 2014 - 1:06pm

Thangvel's picture

24. SF_Application

Submitted by Thangvel

on 30 Sep 2014 - 11:56am

krokyze's picture

25. San Francisco Graffiti

Submitted by krokyze

on 30 Sep 2014 - 1:58am

abhayt's picture

26. SF_Contest

Submitted by abhayt

on 30 Sep 2014 - 12:17am

ruanprgm's picture

27. Hired SF Open Data Coding Contest (1.0)

Submitted by ruanprgm

on 29 Sep 2014 - 4:41pm

sid02phi's picture

28. Know Your Supervisor

Submitted by sid02phi

on 29 Sep 2014 - 1:04pm

BalazsSarkadi's picture

29. SF Disabled Parking

Submitted by BalazsSarkadi

on 29 Sep 2014 - 6:06am

ghettokidcz's picture

30. SFO's Meal on wheels

Submitted by ghettokidcz

on 29 Sep 2014 - 1:16am

gowthamcoolcool's picture


Submitted by gowthamcoolcool

on 28 Sep 2014 - 5:55pm

KevinJayBeydler's picture

32. San Francisco Fun Times(1.0.1)

Submitted by KevinJayBeydler

on 28 Sep 2014 - 5:11am

KevinJayBeydler's picture

33. San Francisco Fun Times

Submitted by KevinJayBeydler

on 27 Sep 2014 - 7:38am

Suganya_K's picture


Submitted by Suganya_K

on 26 Sep 2014 - 11:01pm

puahhockleng's picture

35. San Francisco Parks

Submitted by puahhockleng

on 24 Sep 2014 - 5:19am

yasirnaeem's picture

36. Open Data Coding Contest Movie information

Submitted by yasirnaeem

on 23 Sep 2014 - 3:30pm

sanchitabose's picture

37. SF Open Data Coding Contest

Submitted by sanchitabose

on 18 Sep 2014 - 11:30pm

AdamLewis's picture

38. Random Compliment

Submitted by AdamLewis

on 18 Sep 2014 - 10:48pm

sawandear's picture

39. Easily upload file with text field in JSP

Submitted by sawandear

on 18 Sep 2014 - 10:48am

dinesh19aug's picture

40. Hired_parking_meter_Project

Submitted by dinesh19aug

on 18 Sep 2014 - 8:29am

dinesh19aug's picture

41. Hired_parking_meter_Project

Submitted by dinesh19aug

on 18 Sep 2014 - 8:24am

MoldyShackleford's picture

42. I'm poor give me money

Submitted by MoldyShackleford

on 17 Sep 2014 - 11:29pm

scott_ervin's picture

43. Untitled

Submitted by scott_ervin

on 17 Sep 2014 - 11:26pm

Samkio's picture

44. San Fran Bike Pitstop

Submitted by Samkio

on 15 Sep 2014 - 11:43pm

pyrao007's picture

45. Hired SF Open Data Coding Contest

Submitted by pyrao007

on 14 Sep 2014 - 9:00pm

croowny99's picture

46. San Francisco Movie Locations

Submitted by croowny99

on 14 Sep 2014 - 7:20pm

Karim's picture

47. MobileFoodFinder

Submitted by Karim

on 5 Sep 2014 - 4:37am

TahereN's picture

48. Hired_SF_Open_Data_Coding_Contest

Submitted by TahereN

on 3 Sep 2014 - 1:20pm

AjalaJohnTemi's picture

49. Grab a text file and store in a database

Submitted by AjalaJohnTemi

on 3 Sep 2014 - 5:59am

PonmaniKannanS's picture

50. SF_CASE_DATA_Charts

Submitted by PonmaniKannanS

on 2 Sep 2014 - 10:32pm

DanFoad's picture

51. SF_Crime_Zone

Submitted by DanFoad

on 2 Sep 2014 - 2:18am

Karim's picture

52. SF_Jobs_Info1

Submitted by Karim

on 28 Aug 2014 - 11:17pm

taltmann42's picture

53. Crimes_in_San_Francisco

Submitted by taltmann42

on 28 Aug 2014 - 3:40pm

grgvineet's picture

54. moviemap

Submitted by grgvineet

on 20 Aug 2014 - 6:58pm

monajha's picture

55. SFO_CoadingApp

Submitted by monajha

on 19 Aug 2014 - 6:27pm

Tanju's picture

56. SF_Film_Application

Submitted by Tanju

on 18 Aug 2014 - 10:29am


days left

If there's a tie for any position, the *earlier* entry will be chosen as the winner. So hurry and submit your entry today!