Cosmic Collections competition: one week to go - and it just got easier

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Ridge Mia

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Nov 21, 2009, 8:56:11 AM11/21/09
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Dear all,

I just wanted to drop you a quick line to remind you that mashup competition entries are due in a week, and to let you know that we've modified the scope of the competition to make it easier for entrants - you don't have to make a complete site, just something that could be part of a larger site. The idea is to create something that does one thing, and does it well.

More information is available on our developer blog, http://sciencemuseumdiscovery.com/blogs/museumdev/cosmic-collections-do-one-thing-and-do-it-well/.

How to take part - a quick reminder


1. Check out the data at http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/objectapi/cosmosculturepublic.svc/MuseumObjects

2. Get some help:

Read our tips for entrants <http://cosmiccollections.pbworks.com/Tips-for-entrants> , check out these mashup resources <http://cosmiccollections.pbworks.com/mashup-resources> , and get some info about our audiences <http://cosmiccollections.pbworks.com/About-Science-Museum-online-audiences> . Check out the documentation <http://cosmiccollections.pbworks.com/Cosmic-Collections-API>  and connect with other people <http://cosmiccollections.pbworks.com/#register>  who want to enter the competiton. You can also join the Google group <http://groups.google.com/group/science-museum-apis>  or use the hashtag #coscultcom in conversations on Twitter.

3. Get inspired- visit the exhibition <http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/galleries/cosmos_and_culture.aspx> , check out these videos <http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=EB3C8735A76D5C10>  about some of the objects or more photos <http://www.flickr.com/photos/sciencemuseum/sets/72157622795904954/> .

4. Get creative and get mashing!

5. Send us a link to your entry.

Email us by midnight on November 28 (GMT) - you don't need to pre-register.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments.  If you've got requests for tweaks to our data (API, images, etc), it's worth asking - I may be able to help out (no promises, mind you).

cheers, Mia


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