[ProgSoc] Fwd: [ucc] ABS launches Open Data Competition for tertiary students

Margaret Colville mmaster at progsoc.uts.edu.au
Fri Dec 3 22:33:40 EST 2010

Saw this on UCC's mailing list.  Thought someone might be interested...

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From: Rachael Oldmeadow <r.oldmeadow at abs.gov.au>
Date: 3 December 2010 14:59
Subject: [ucc] ABS launches Open Data Competition for tertiary
To: ucc at ucc.asn.au, president at ucc.asn.au

Australian Bureau of Statistics introduces programming competition "CodePlay"

Would you like to gain valuable experience working with the Government
in the emerging field of digital data management and analysis?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics is running its first IT
programming competition over the summer to encourage students using
open data standards to help find innovative ways to promote and
transform statistical data using xml derived data formats

With over $2000 and an iPad up for grabs, winners will receive cash
prizes, and their work will be publicised on our website.

The ABS, in conjunction with the Organisation for Economic
Co-operation and Development (OECD) and other international
organisations, have provided:
* example data
* links to current open-source tools
* demonstration applications for working with data, used in large
statistical agencies
* tutorials to help you get started on an application that will help
the international statistical community work towards providing open
data to help drive important public policy

Whether you're a computer science whizz, statistical star or have an
appetite for economics or health statistics, we value your interest
and encourage you to enter our competition

For more information visit www.codeplay.abs.gov.au or follow us on
twitter www.twitter.com/abscodeplay
Or join our google group http://groups.google.com/group/abs-codeplay
to post questions with other entrants and organisers.


Free publications and statistics available on www.abs.gov.au
Margaret Colville
ProgSoc President

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