about 2 years ago

Announcing the winners

The votes are in! Go to the gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the excellent submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop hacking. Use your portfolio to keep your project up to date and get feedback from fellow hackers.


about 2 years ago

Down to the wire- don't forget!

Hi everyone, we're down to the wire now! Just a few critical reminders for everyone: 

DO - make sure to include a video, screenshot image, text description (250 words), and a link to your app in an appstore/test build or the .apk file itself. If your iOS app is NOT in the Apple Store, you can use a few different methods including Diawi, HockyApp, or Test Flight (the last site can take time to process - if you're working down to the wire you might want to use one of the first two). 

DO - include this: “This product uses data

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about 2 years ago

Submission Period Ends THIS Monday at 5 PM ET!

Thanks for your interest and participation in the Reference Data Challenge! Don't forget - Submissions close at 5 PM ET on Monday, September 28th.  Make sure to review the Rules and pay special attention to the Minimum App Criteria. If you have any questions about making your video, check out our FAQs. Good luck to you all. Once the challenge submission period closes, we expect to announce the Winners in mid-November. 

Any questions or concerns? Post to the Discussion Board or email me at appchallenge@nist.gov! 

Heather, Challenge Manager


about 2 years ago

Two More Weeks!

Just two more weeks till the close of the Reference Data Challenge. A few items to share: 

*DON'T FORGET to read the Rules carefully before you submit! They explain eligibility and other important requirements

*MAKE SURE your submission is complete - including the App software and supporting documentation, a text description, at least one screenshot, and a brief video. Also make sure to read about the Minimum App Criteria (you also can find this info in the Rules) 

*QUESTIONS? Check the FAQ's and Discussions. If you still have questions, email appchallenge@nist.gov or post a new discussion topic. 

Good Luck! 

Heather Evans, Challenge…

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over 2 years ago

Reminder- Don't forget the Webinar this Wednesday!

Hi everyone, just a quick reminder that we will be hosting a webinar this week on Wednesday, September 2nd, at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time to share information about the Reference Data Challenge. If you haven't already -  Register today

Tune in to review the challenge rules, what is required for a submission, and the eligible NIST datasets. Webinar participants will be able to pose questions to the NIST team, including experts familiar with the datasets. 

Direct link to the Webinar registration: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=23bllqpxql3m

If you can't make it, we will be posting the materials afterwards (I will add…

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over 2 years ago

Webinar Sept 2nd, 2:00 PM ET!

Hi everyone, mark your calendars! We will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, September 2nd, at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time to share information about the Reference Data Challenge. Register today

Tune in to review the challenge rules, what is required for a submission, and the eligible NIST datasets. Webinar participants will be able to pose questions to the NIST team, including experts familiar with the datasets. 

Direct link to the Webinar registration: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=23bllqpxql3m

If you can't tune in to the webinar, don't worry - we will be posting the materials afterwards (I will add the info the…

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over 2 years ago

A few updates on the Reference Data Challenge - Judges and more!

Hi everyone! 

We are so excited that you are participating in the Reference Data Challenge, NIST's first-ever App development contest. I wanted to share some updates with you.

First, today we are announcing our illustrious panel of judges! Check them out - we have seven experts lined up to review your entries.  

  • Bibiana Campos-Seijo, Editor, Chemical & Engineering News and VP of C&EN Media Group
  • Vinton Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
  • Stuart Chalk, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of North Florida
  • Robert Hanisch, Director, NIST Office of Data and Informatics
  • Ian Kalin, Chief Data Officer, Department of Commerce
  • Diana Ortiz-Montalvo,…

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