There is just one week left to chose a winner in the ‘People’s Choice’ strand of the LinkedUp Veni Competition.

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The Veni Competition is the first in the LinkedUp Challenge, a series of three consecutive competitions looking for interesting and innovative tools and applications that analyse and/or integrate open web data for educational purposes. Twenty-two submissions were received with innovative ideas in areas as different as mobile education, knowledge sharing, museum visits, politics and sustainable development. The LinkedUp project is an EU project that aims to push forward the exploitation and adoption of public, open data available on the Web, in particular by educational organisations and institutions.

We will be holding the award ceremony for the Veni Competition at OKCon in Geneva next week. Prizes will be awarded to competitors by Philippe Cudre-Mauroux, Professor at University of Fribourg, Switzerland, Director of eXascale Infolab and LinkedUp Advisory Board Member.

We are keen to get the wider Open Knowledge Foundation community involved in the judging procedure, so decided that we would have an open voting session for ‘the Peoples Choice’, which would take place at the same time. To ensure that details of the submissions are accessible to all we have invited the team behind each entry to publish a blog post describing what they created and how.

This week we will be posting these blog posts, so please do keep an eye on the LinkedUp Project blog, and vote for what you think the most interesting entry is! Get voting!!

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