Celebrate Liberation – A worldwide competition for open software developers & open data
UK Discovery (http://discovery.ac.uk/) and the Developer Community Supporting Innovation (DevCSI) project based at UKOLN are running a global Developer Competition throughout July 2011 to build open source software applications / tools, using at least one of our 10 open data sources collected from libraries, museums and archives.
Enter simply by blogging about your application and emailing the blog post URI to [log in to unmask] by the deadline of 2359 (your local time) on Monday 1 August 2011.
Full details of the competition, the data sets and how to enter are at
There are 13 prizes including
Best entry for each dataset – there are 10 datasets so there could be 10 winners of £30 Amazon vouchers and an aggregation could win more than one!
Data Munging – Best example of Consolidating or Aggregating or De-duplicating or Entity matching or … one prize of £100 Amazon voucher.
Overall winners – An EEE Pad Transformer for the overall winner and a £200 Amazon voucher for the Runner Up.
And you can win more than once :)
Specific competition tag on twitter is #discodev, but #devcsi and #ukdiscovery also good to follow/use
Excited to see what people come up with - hope some of you are able to enter
Owen Stephens Consulting
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Telephone: 0121 288 6936