The deadline to enter your application to the Binary Battle is September 30th, 2011. Go here for the official entry form.
Hopefully you were already aware of the Binary Battle, but if not, here’s a brief rundown….
We, Mendeley, teamed up with the world’s largest Open Access publisher PLoS, to create a call for apps that help researchers. To sweeten the incentive, we also put up some nice cash prizes and the opportunity for the top 10 apps to be judged by some high profile names.
The overall grand prize is worth $10,001 and $1,000 of AWS credits donated by the great folks at Amazon. Huge runner up prizes are up for grabs and anyone who officially enters the contest will get $50 of AWS credits from Amazon just for entering!
Even better judges!
Perhaps even more amazing is the list of judges who will be seeing your name, institution, and app. If you’d like to get your name in front of the likes of Tim O’Reilly or Amazon’s CTO, Werner Vogels, then there is only one way to do it – enter the Binary Battle!
Founder of O’Reilly Media, which is changing the world by spreading the knowledge of innovators. Tim also co-hosts the annual Science Foo Camp with Google and Nature.
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Finally, the most important reason to build a science app, even if not with Mendeley or PLoS’s APIs, is to do something awesome for the world instead of just the next music app. Boosting the number of tools available to researchers using accessible data is the entire Raison d’être.