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5e1ccab8cad4fd7d5dacc95fd4854ce6?d=identicon&s=25 Emily Kornblut (Guest)
on 2009-03-26 02:20
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Hi everyone -

I wanted to let you all know about Social Actions' Change the Web
Challenge, a contest for creating new web applications & widgets that
promote opportunities to take action all over the web, with cash

1st place: $5,000
2nd place: $3,000
3rd place: $2,000

Social Actions has created an open API of over 60,000 opportunities to
make a difference from 50+ sources including,,
VolunteerMatch, and It would be awesome if you wanted to
submit apps that draw on Social Actions' database and help people
connect to ways to take action. Interested?

    * Check out the Developer Resources:
    * Join Social Actions Developers Google Group:
    * Check out apps already submitted:
    * More info:

I hope you'll join us and whip up apps that help change the world.
Submissions close April 3rd, so get hackin' and we look forward to
seeing your entries!
6fc26ffa685d17915ce33bea141ffd3b?d=identicon&s=25 JoeSolomon (Guest)
on 2009-04-02 00:20
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Hey everyone, Wanted to build on Emily's announcement about the Change
the Web deadline:

** What do you think about a RoR plugin, where any ROR powered website
could easily add ways to take action to their site? **

Eric Cooper built a similar plugin for WordPress and it's been
tremendously successful, 2,000+ downloads! (

While not a judge, I think Ruby modules that mashed up Social Actions
API ( would make for great submissions (and
could have a big impact!)

You can find out more here:

Change the Web Challenge:
Dev Resources:
Social Actions Dev Google Group:

I hope there's enough time to mash up modules in the last stretch! -
Submissions close Friday 3pm PT!

Looking forward to your submissions!



Joe Solomon
Director, Social Actions' Change the Web Challenge (

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