Montag, 24. Oktober 2011

Wikimedia October 2011 Coding Challenge

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The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce the October 2011 Coding Challenge.

Our goal is simple. We want to find great coders who are also committed to the Wikimedia vision: a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We have selected coding challenges that we believe are exciting and achievable, and will be useful to Wikipedia users worldwide.

Grand prize winners for each challenge will receive an all-expenses paid trip to a Wikimedia event of their choice in 2012. Other winners will receive a certificate of coding excellence from the Wikimedia Foundation (a great addition to anyone's CV.)

Contest entries will be accepted until November 7, 2011, 23:59 UTC. Code must be uploaded to Github, Gitorious, or MediaWiki and must be fully open source. See the rules and the FAQ for details.

Got a problem? Email us at

Freitag, 14. Oktober 2011

code-n contest

CODE n sucht die 50 innovativsten jungen Entrepreneure:

“Shaping Mobile Life” – today and tomorrow!

The race is on: CODE_n is looking for the world’s 50 most innovative young entrepreneurs for digital and mobile solutions. The innovators and their ideas will be presented at the 2012 CeBIT show in Hanover, Germany. The theme: “Shaping Mobile Life” – today and tomorrow.

Maybe you’re not a young entrepreneur, but you know the ropes of the mobile world and never miss a trend? Then enter our blog contest and share your thoughts, opinions and experiences with the global mobile community.

What’s the theme of the contest?

Who will be the next Steve Jobs of the mobile revolution? What will mobility be like in 20 years? Will real-time communication become an established force, or will Twitter be forgotten in five years? How will smartphones, Foursquare and the like change our lives and work? We want your opinions and ideas!

What can I win?

The three most creative contributions will be awarded. The winners can look forward to:

First prize: € 700; second prize: € 200; third prize: € 100.
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Donnerstag, 6. Oktober 2011

euHackathon: Hack4Transparency

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8-9 November 2011, Brussels, Belgium: Come Hack4Transparency with Us!

Deadline for applications: Monday 17 October! Travel and accomodation costs paid by the organisers for each selected applicant (or selected team).
The Hack4Transparency event will take place from Tuesday 8 to Wednesday 9 November 2011 and will be the first-ever ‘hackathon’ within the premises of the European Institutions, more specifically in the European Parliament in Brussels. The location aims to reinforce the symbolic value of uniting the ‘old’ (i.e. the European Institutions and law-makers) with the ‘new’ world (i.e. the Internet and the hackers). It also puts the European Parliament at the forefront of innovative legislators in the digital rights arena.
The goal of the event is to get together talented European developers to facilitate the co-creation of tools based on existing code and data sources within a 24-hour time constraint in two distinct and parallel development tracks, both focused on enabling transparency and accountability in the information society. In doing so the event wants to help build bridges between code and law (to paraphrase Lawrence Lessig) by joining hackers (in a positive sense), civil society, industry and legislators for the benefit of all European citizens.
Click here to learn more about our Call4Applications. And who knows, maybe you will be the winner of one of our Hack4Transparency awards (3000,00 Eur for first prize for each track).