Our sysadmin extraordinaire Timball was presented with this lovely piece of art at Shmoocon a couple of weeks ago:
(In real life the hard drive platters are shinier than they look here)
The piece was made by a gentleman named Phylum Coredata who said Sunlight had inspired it. We think it's pretty awesome (a proper frame is forthcoming). Thanks, P!Continue reading
Our next contest, and first of two contests of 2010 is "Design for America". As we talked about in January, opening government involves more than just developers: we need the art and design community to take data from our government and tell stories about it.
Part contest, part festival, the Design for America contest's intent is to inspire the design community to tell great stories about how our government works, what our government does, and what it could do. It's a contest as much about possibility as transparency, and with categories ranging from infographics to web design, there's plenty for all to compete in. Each category has a $5,000 prize associated with it now, and as we gain sponsors for each category, we'll be increasing the prizes associated as sponsorship allows.
Read more about it after the jumpContinue reading