Ideas and innovators for social change needed

NetSquared Mashup Challenge

Over on the other side of the pond, NetSquared is inviting you to take part in the Mashup Challenge. If you have an idea which can make a real difference to create social change with your unique mashup, you could also have an opportunity to win cash prizes and attend the NetSquared Conference (N2Y3). Submissions will be accepted until March 14, 2008.
Excerpt taken from the Netsquared Mashup Challenge page –

“This year’s NetSquared Conference will bring together a unique mix of people from the public and private sectors to develop and release Mashups designed to provide deeper insight into the social issues affecting communities around the globe.

Those “people” are you — members of the NetSquared universe working on behalf of communities everywhere and the technical experts who care about these issues.

If we’re successful, we’ll learn something about cross-sector collaboration, meet new and interesting people, and build a unique gallery of Mashups that citizens, schools, and community-based groups everywhere can learn from, replicate, and build upon.”

Submission of your ideas is via a form available on the site, and you can find out more about the challenge and see some great innovative examples too. Check out the Netsquared Mashup Challenge!

…and there’s more – over here in the UK…

Social Innovation Camp

A Social Innovation Camp is planned for April in London.

Excerpt from the Social Innovation Camp Website:

“What happens when you get a bunch of hackers and social innovators together, give them a set of social problems and only 48 hours to solve them? We’re going to find out.
In London between 4th-6th April 2008, Social Innovation Camp will bring together some of the best of the UK and Europe’s web developers
and designers with people at the sharp end of social problems. Our aim is find ways that easy-to-build web 2.0 tools can be used to develop solutions to social challenges.”

You can find out more about the Social Innovation Camp and how to submit your ideas over at www.sicamp.org.