Microsoft’s Live Search team has joined up with Gnomedex to sponsor a green themed coding contest. They hope that Code for Green will make a difference to both the economy and ecology. As the Live Search blog points out Green = Money and Green = Environment.
Web-based applications need to use the Live Search API (Microsoft wants to promote their search engine) and need to be submitted to willcodeforgreen.gnomedex.com come June the 1st. They must use the Live Search API but are free to use other non-Microsoft products.
The web-applications should follow into two different categories;
- To help people cope with the worsening global economy (economy category)
- To help people improve the ecology of the planet (ecology category)
Once submitted anyone can vote for their favourite web-applications until August the 12th.
The winners of each of the two categories will pick up $10,000 and a Bizspark memebership. Three finalists get $3,000 each.
In Pure Spirit
Is this Microsoft putting their cash behind a good cause?
Or is this Microsoft trying to associate their search engine with a green cause?