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LinkedUp Challenge - promoting open data for education

From: Stefan Dietze <dietze@l3s.de>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:34:09 +0100
Message-ID: <51541CA1.1060309@l3s.de>
To: "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>, Public LOD community <public-lod@w3.org>
[Apologies for cross-posting]

=> Participate in the LinkedUp Challenge: http://linkedup-challenge.org/
=> Submission deadline: 27 June


OVERVIEW
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The LinkedUp project is very pleased to announce the launch of the
LinkedUp challenge [1]. This is a series of three competitions (Veni,
Vidi, and Vici) promoting the innovative use of linked and open data
in an educational context.

The LinkedUp team invites anyone, from researchers and students, to
developers and businesses, to join the first 'Veni' competition [2].
You can participate by building prototypes, demos and innovative tools
that exploit, use, integrate or analyse large scale web data for
educational use.

Some very attractive prizes are only one reason to join and
participate [3] in the challenge. It is also a great opportunity to
work with a large, documented repository of linked datasets [4] that
the LinkedUp team is putting together. The consortium is also able to
offer dedicated access to so far non-public resources. The challenge
allows participants to showcase their ideas and solutions to a wide
community of researchers and practitioners. For businesses as well as
researchers, this will be a great opportunity to present their company
and enhance their network. For people working in academia, the
challenge will provide a wealth of material and opportunities for
experiments and publications.

While the LinkedUp team already identified and connected many
educational and non-educational resources to work with [4], participants
can also use and connect their own material or other data sources.
Anyone is free to showcase their creativity and solutions as long as
the application is relevant to education in the broadest sense of the
word. There are also some high profile use cases of established
organisations made available [5] that can serve as inspiration for
innovative applications. Join today!


IMPORTANT DATES:
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- March 2013: Launch of the Challenge
- May 2013: Release of the LinkedUp dataset catalog
- 27 June 2013: Submission deadline
- 16 August 2013: Notifications and Nominations
- 17 September 2013: Presentations and award ceremony


HOW TO GET INVOLVED
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If you have any questions, please get in touch! We would love to hear
from you.

- Find out about the LinkedUp challenge
      http://linkedup-challenge.org/
- Get in touch and register your interest
      http://linkedup-challenge.org/#contact
- Subscribe to our mailinglist
      https://www.l3s.de/mailman/listinfo/linkedup-public
- Follow @linkedupproject and #linkedupproject
      http://twitter.com/linkedupproject
- Contact us directly
      contact@linkedup-challenge.org
- Get more information about the LinkedUp Project
      http://linkedup-project.eu/


FURTHER INFORMATION
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[1] http://linkedup-challenge.org/
[2] http://linkedup-challenge.org/#first
[3] http://linkedup-challenge.org/#why
[4] http://linkedup-challenge.org/#support
[5] http://linkedup-challenge.org/usecases.html
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