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----- Forwarded message from Jon Johns & Marsee Henon <usergroups@oreilly.com> -----

Date: Fri,  8 Apr 2011 05:02:25 -0700
From: "Jon Johns & Marsee Henon" <usergroups@oreilly.com>
Subject: UG News: O'Reilly's writable API competition
To: pr@lugod.org

Hi UG Leaders,

Please forward this along to your group members, it's a great


O'Reilly Media offers a writable API competition

Got a great idea for O'Reilly's new API? Make it happen and you might
win a prize.

Competition details:

While we want you to develop an application however you see fit, we
imagine entries will fall into three rough classes. None of these are
required in an entry and they are independent of the judging criteria:

1. Uses of the basic O'Reilly book and author data, such as building a
different UI to books and authors. 2. Interesting data added to the
Fluidinfo book and/or author objects. Entries in this class would not
build applications. 3. Mashups of original and new data: add to the
original data, and write an application that combines both in a
provocative way. Judges

Entries will be judged by Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly editor Mike Loukides,
and O'Reilly GM Joe Wikert.


In total, three prizes will be awarded:

1st prize: An OSCON package that includes a full conference pass, coach
airfare from within the US, and 4 nights hotel accommodation. 
2nd prize:
Choice of either one 3G iPad 2 64GB or one Xoom tablet 32GB (second
prize includes device only, no wireless service is included). 
3rd prize:
$500 worth of O'Reilly ebooks and/or videos; selection to be at third
prize winner's discretion. Deadline

The competition opens today (12:01 a.m. Pacific, March 21, 2011) and
runs until 11:59 p.m. (Pacific) April 10, 2011. Winners will be
announced on Radar on or around May 1, 2011.


Employees of O'Reilly Media and Fluidinfo are not eligible to enter the

Full details can be found here:


Marsee & Jon


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