Monthly Archives: June 2011

10 Free Cloud Servers from NephoScale Cloud Computing

NephoScale Cloud Computing will provide ten CS1 Cloud Servers to participants of the Mendeley/PLoS API Binary Battle.  The servers will be available until December 15th 2011 for all selected applicants.  If you have signed up for the API contest and need a hosting environment, email NephoScale ( with details about:

  • How your app will make science more open
  • Your project name
  • Your operating system
  • Your affiliation
  • Why your entry deserves to be selected for a NephoScale Cloud Server.

Here’s what Bruce Templeton, CEO of NephoScale, said about why they are supporting this contest:

“we want to remove any barriers to entry in this API contest so that developers, some of who may be working in academia, can get creative and build apps that make science more open”.


PLoS and Mendeley API Contest

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:

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.

For more information see: