My buddy Glitteractica sends out a cool challenge being promoted by the NetSquared conference for technology mash-ups for social change. If you have a cool idea combining different web, mobile or other tech that meets some need in your community, draft it up and send it in to NetSquared by March 14. Here's some examples:
- Maplight.org displays the link between money and politics by bringing together information about campaign contributions and legislative votes.
- ChicagoCrimes.org is a browsable database of crimes in Chicago that lets users see information displayed on a map.
- ActiveTrails shows visitors a list of active hiking and biking trails across the United States. Users play a big role in supplying information.
- Tunisian Prison Map pulls from a variety of sources to locate the prisons on a map and links to videos and other information relating to the prisons.
On March 24 the top 20 mashups will be announced, and the winners will be invited to attend this year’s NetSquared Conference (N2Y3) in San Jose, CA from May 27-28. At the Conference, project teams will have an opportunity to display and discuss their mashups, and attendees will vote to select the top three. All twenty projects at the Conference will receive a share of $100,000 in prize money.
To submit your project and for more info, go to http://www.netsquared.org/mashup.