Netsquared hosts data mashup challenge
February 25th, 2008 by Kaitlin Thaney
If you’re interested in open data or open notebook science, listen up. Netsquared is putting its money where its mouth is and offering a $100,000 cash prize for the best data mashups for social change.
From their announcement:
NetSquared, a project of TechSoup, has created the Challenge because they believe you have great ideas for how data can create insight, and they want to create a platform to facilitate those kinds of mashups being built. Plus, they¹ve got cash prizes to award to the folks who come up with the most innovative mashups for social change. You can find out more here.
Interested? Just follow these three steps.
First, apply. Applications will be accepted until March 14.
Step two: NetSquared will help connect you to the tech support needed to get your Mashup project off the ground.
Finally, step three: start designing.
Voting will begin the week of March 17th by the NetSquared Community, looking for the most innovative mashups in line with their guidelines. The top 20 projects will be announced on March 24, and the winners will be offered a chance to attend the NetSquared Conference in San Jose, Calif. this May. The top twenty projects will receive a share of a $100 K prize. Shares will be determined by voting at the event.
For ideas, take a look at some of their favorite mashups in this area – Maplight.org, ChicagoCrimes.org, ActiveTrails, and Tunisian Prison Map projects. To find out how you can apply, visit their Web site.