Our work to automate data updates won us a spot with 16 other finalists in Amazon’s City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge.

Finalists, announced earlier this week, include other governments and schools that are competing in the Best Practices category. This category honors a completed project that focuses on a citizen service, uses Amazon web services, and employs an innovative solution that other public entities might be able to use.

The winner will be announced in two weeks and receive $50,000 credits toward Amazon Web Services (AWS).

AWS is crucial to our Data & Analytics program. S3 hosts our data files as well as the custom Open Data Portal we built. Lambda helps us display dataset previews on the portal and stream metrics on portal usage and dataset downloads into our monitoring tool Keen. RDS allows us to capture real-time data for analytics projects.