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Start Your Entry NOW for the Developer Challenge at OR2012: "Show us Something New and Cool"

From Mahendra Mahey, Project Manager DevCSI,
UKOLN, University of Bath

Bath, UK The DevCSI project (funded by JISC and based at the Innovation Support Centre, UKOLN, University of Bath) is proud to announce that it is once again organizing the Open Repositories Developer Challenge 2012 at the Seventh International Conference on Open Repositories being held July 9-13 in Edinburgh, Scotland--Open Repositories 2012. We are working closely with the Repositories Fringe and the challenge is kindly sponsored by Microsoft Research.

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The challenge is taking place between Tuesday July 10 and Thursday July 12, 2012.
The challenge is:
'Show us some thing new and cool in the world of Open Repositories'
The initial deadline for your entry will be Tuesday 10th July 2012, at 10am, which means you can start on your entry now! 

You will then have a chance to pitch your idea to an audience/experts who will give you feedback and then you will be able to make changes to your idea and then re-present to a panel of judges the next day, Wednesday July 11, 2012. Winning entries will present to the conference on Thursday July 12, 2012.
Prize money of £1000 is available for the winners and runners up. There is an *additional* prize for the entry that demonstrates the most innovative use of Microsoft Technology (.Net Gadgeteer kit) which can also be submitted to the main challenge above. We are hoping that we will be able to provide an opportunity for the winning team, time to meet up to complete their entry after the conference so that the community can benefit from it.