Hacking Education: A Contest for Developers and Data Crunchers

There are will be categories for JavaScript, Ruby, Python, PHP and .NET. Scott Hanselman and scott guthrie will judge the entries for the .NET category. Whoever wins the .NET category gets a free copy of Visual Studio Ultimate, an Xbox 360 with Kinect, and more!

The open contest for developer of any listed categories for JavaScript, Ruby, Python, PHP and .NET.

The MS developer community might really enjoy participating. You can build anything you like but hopefully this list of suggestions will help get your creative juices flowing!

There are 6 data sets, each of which is provided as a single CSV file: Classroom projects, Project resources, Project essays, Donations, Gift cards, Search log (keywords and filters).

There are will be categories for JavaScript, Ruby, Python, PHP and .NET. Scott Hanselman and I will judge the entries for the .NET category. Whoever wins the .NET category gets a free copy of Visual Studio Ultimate, an Xbox 360 with Kinect, and more!

The winner of each category will square off in front of the finalist judges—Arianna Huffington, Fred Wilson, and Wendy Kopp, CEO/founder of Teach For America—to win the grand prize of four tickets to the Colbert Report, where Stephen Colbert will present the winner their trophy and take a celebratory photo together!

I hope you participate and have fun with this great opportunity to write interesting and relevant code AND help a great charity. All the details you need to participate are at http://www.donorschoose.org/hacking-education.


Courtesy: Scott Guthrie Blog update