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Sponsored Scholarships:

You can apply here for a sponsored scholarship (see the list of sponsored scholarships below) – where the top candidate for each scholarship receives $500 – $1000 as well as coaching during DataWeek and 3 minutes on our main stage to pitch to the audience on Thursday October 3rd, 2013.

Scholarship sponsors will choose scholarship winners by Saturday 6:00 PM! (Sunday 6:00 PM ultimate deadline!)

Developers: you can get cash, coaching, or stage time for building a brand new app during DataWeek! (or building a well-defined add-on to an existing app)


AccountingSuite API Scholarship


AccountingSuite API is all about creating a connection between a user and the various avenues in which their business is done. What we’d like to see is a functional and effective integration which might benefit the average AccountingSuite user. For example, our API is commonly used for reporting, BI, and E-commerce; however, extra points will be considered for the more creative endeavors.

AccountingSuite API can be found here: http://developer.accountingsuite.com

Dun & Bradstreet API Challenge (2)


D&B will award $500 to (2) developer teams that propose the best application of the D&B API in the sales, marketing, web, mobile, or supply chain use cases. Possible ideas could be data mashups with stock prices, trending news, or business reviews. D&B Direct is an API web services platform which enables easy integration of D&B’s world-leading database of over 210M companies, 100M contacts, financial information, company profiles, Hoover’s industry research and more, and combines it with external data like social media and news, to deliver real-time intelligence into any application, such as CRM systems, corporate intranets and webforms, and supply chain management systems. D&B Direct API Examples of use cases built with the D&B Direct API can be found at: http://developer.dnb.com/service-examples/16675726-1.html, and we encourage any of your application ideas. You may register at and our API is free for trial:
http://dnbdirect.dnb.com/member/register. For more information, please visit: developer.dnb.com. We look forward to seeing your ideas! Best of luck!

Pearson API Scholarships (2)


Pearson is offering (2) $500 scholarships to teams that are looking to build innovative applications using Pearson APIs. We are looking for teams that have a big vision but can also execute on their application during the short hackathon.

We are also offering a $250 prize in Amazon gift cards to the team that best utilizes a Pearson API. This may or may not be awarded to a scholarship winner.

Pearson APIs are content APIs. If you are creating a web or mobile application and looking for content related to education, travel, food, literature, images or dictionaries check out our APIs. Simply sign up for a free account which will give you access to an API Key. You will then be able to integrate our content into your application. Visit developer.pearson.com for more information or reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.

Disqus API Challenge

The winning team will receive a Raspberry Pi starter-kit

The Disqus API is a huge, valuable resource that has been largely untapped – until now. With over 1 million comments posted daily across thousands of active communities, you’re bound to find something interesting. The average Disqus user is commenting about their passions spanning multiple sites. Use this data to build interesting projects that go beyond superficial social data. You’ll learn about how the discussion data is bucketed and connected between communities, discussions and users, and how to navigate this network via the public API. Take advantage of contextual conversations to build smarter applications faster.



For the top app idea built on top of Qubole


  • You can submit a proposal as a team of up to 4 people.
  • You can only design / develop the app during DataWeek (September 28 – October 3, 2013)
  • You ONLY get the scholarship if you have at least a prototype of your app by the morning of Thursday October 3rd
  • One scholarship application can be submitted to multiple sponsored scholarships. You can win multiple scholarships for one application.