PLoS and Mendeley, the popular reference manager and academic social network, have teamed up to create a Binary Battle contest to build the best apps using PLoS and/or Mendeley’s APIs. There’s $16,000 in prize money to be won and the opportunity to get your app in front of a panel of influential judges from technology, media and science.
The prizes include:
- Grand prize: $10001 + $1000 Amazon Web Services credits
- Second prize: $5000 + $500 Amazon Web Services credits
- $1000 plus a Parrott AR Drone Quadricopter to the best combined PLoS/Mendeley app.
Since Mendeley got this competition up and running before PLoS joined the party, you can see what some people have already made using the Mendeley API. Mendeley is also organizing two simultaneous Hackathons at their NY and London offices on Saturday June 11-Sunday June 12, 2011.
The last day to submit your app is September 30th, 2011 and the winner will be announced on November 30th, 2011.
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