World Bank Holds App Competition

In many popular books and movies, rich characters have questionable morals and the characters with good intentions are poor.  A new World Bank Group contest might allow some developers to be both philanthropic and richer, however.

The World Bank is challenging developers to create apps that’ll raise awareness of (or help achieve) at least one Millennium Development Goal.  (Those goals relate to hunger, poverty, education, sustainability, and the like, by the way.)

Developers are supposed to use the World Bank Data Catalog, submit their entries by January 10th, and otherwise just be creative.

Then, when the winners are chosen by judges including the founder of Craigslist and execs at Gateway and Google, the top nine participants will get to split $45,000 in prizes, which isn’t shabby.

Consider taking advantage of this opportunity to do good and make some cash if you have the time.

By Doug Caverly

Doug is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest eBusiness news.

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