- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Thursday kicked off its "College Knowlede Challenge" contest, which will give out $2.5 million in prizes for winning education tech Facebook app entries.
- The contest is open to developers of all ages and began with a hackathon co-hosted by the Gates Foundation and Facebook in Menlo Park, Calif.
- $18,000 in hackathon prizes will be awarded on Thursday alone.
From the article:
To inspire developers to build apps that help kids get into, stay in, and graduate from college, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched an education tech Facebook app contest today with 30 prizes totaling $2.5 million. To kick off College Knowledge Challenge the submission period, it’s co-hosting an edtech hackathon today at Facebook’s headquarters at 1 Hacker Way in Menlo Park. ...