Techvibes is proud to announce that we're sponsoring Social Actions' Change the Web Challenge - a competition to create innovative tools that help people find and share opportunities to take action on the websites, blogs, and social networks they visit each day.
Web developers who enter the Change the Web Challenge have a chance to win a share of $10,000 by building web applications that draw on Social Actions' open database of 60,000+ actions people can take across a range of issues. Social Actions currently aggregates opportunities to make a difference from over 40 online platforms, including VolunteerMatch, Kiva, DonorsChoose.org, Idealist.org, and Change.org.
To be eligible for prizes, participants must use the Social Actions API, have an open-source license, and submit a fully functional application. Developers are encouraged to create applications for popular open platforms and websites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Mozilla Firefox, Google Apps, WordPress, Drupal, Google Gadgets, Joomla, OpenSocial, and OpenConvio.
A handful of applications have already been created by developers using the Social Actions API including Social Actions own Twitter Action Pack.
A community vote in early April will narrow project submissions to 20 semifinalists. A panel of web and social innovation experts will then determine three finalists based on the applications' innovation, user-experience, and potential for impact. Winners will be announced at the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco on April 28th.