Announcing Heat 1 LODLAM Challenge Finalists

We’re very excited to announce the three finalists from Heat 1 of the LODLAM Challenge. We had 10 amazing entries, so the voting was very tough. These three finalists earn travel grants to the LODLAM Summit June 19-20, 2013 in Montreal, and the chance to compete for bragging rights and a $2,000 USD cash prize.

Heat 1 Finalists:
Free Your Metadata


Linked Jazz

Big thanks to all of the teams who participated in Heat 1. Heat 2 will be open from Feb 1 through May 1, 2013 and we’ll be selecting two more finalists then.

Challenge Entries now open for voting

The first round of LODLAM Challenge entries are now open for voting until December 15. Public votes count for about 30% of consideration for selecting finalists, and a panel of judges plus the organizing committee (who don’t have conflicts of interest) makes up the balance of the decision making process.  We’ll be announcing three finalists by December 20th.

On behalf of the 2013 LODLAM Summit organizing committee, I’d like to thank all of the entrants for putting together amazing proposals which really highlight the quality and innovation of work in this new space.
Please go to the site to check out the entries and tell us which ones you like.  The entries are displayed randomly with their title, team, video and short description, with a link to dig deeper on each one.