What You Can Learn From Kaggle’s Top 10 Data Scientists

What do a Russian math professor, a Harvard neurobiologist, a French actuary and British finance quant all have in common? They all were recently identified as some of the top 10 Kaggle data scientists.

Each received the designation as part of their efforts in developing some of the best solutions to the website’s crowdsourcing analytics…

2011 ReadWriteWeb Trivia Challenge, All Week [Updated]

As a thank you to our loyal readers and community, ReadWriteWeb is partnering with ThinkGeek to give away a few fun and geeky prizes. The way this extremely complex game works is that we’ll give you a few cool trivia tidbits to wow you with our vast knowledge of the cool but unimportant and then we’ll close with a trivia question that we do hope…

One Tweet Could Be Worth $20k for Lucky High School Senior Today

How much is one picture worth? Would you believe $20,000? This year, fast food purveyor KFC will provide that amount to one high school senior, who has until tomorrow to Tweet a link to a photo. Entrants must follow @kfc_colonel and use the hashtag #KFCScholar. The photo should illustrate why the student exemplifies Colonel Sanders’ commitment to…

MacBook Air Contest Winners and November Extension

MacBook Air Contest Winners and November Extension

The moment many of you have been waiting for is here. We’re pleased to announce the last two winners of the MacBook Air contest! Give a big hand to Aaron Meyers and Marshall May! If you’re not Meyers or May, don’t lose hope: We’re extending the last MacBook Air contest for 2011 through Thanksgiving Weekend.

Meyers, senior business systems…

Contest: What Does The Term Web 2.0 Mean To You Today?

The term “Web 2.0” became synonymous with the emergence, over 2004-05, of social services like YouTube, MySpace, Facebook and Flickr. It was coined in 2004 by O’Reilly Media for the inaugural Web 2.0 Conference, held in October 2004. At the time, Web 2.0 was meant to convey the beginning of a second major era in the Web; after the Dot…

Time’s Running Out on MacBook Air Contest for September!

Time’s Running Out on MacBook Air Contest for September!

It’s hard to believe that another month is nearly over. September is just about over, and that means time is running out to win a MacBook Air. All you need to do? Give us the best answer to the question, “what was the most compelling reason that you used to win over management to switch to virtual infrastructure?”

All you need to participate…

Kentucky Boys Kickstart a $3.5 Million Super Bowl Ad

What happens when the Recession Apocalypse has got you down? Get a couple of buddies together, call yourselves the Defenders of the Commonwealth and launch a $5 million Kickstarter campaign to promote the state of Kentucky in the first ever crowdfunded Super Bowl commercial.

The campaign, started by three advertising creatives, will recognize…

A Winner for August’s First MacBook Air Contest

A Winner for August’s First MacBook Air Contest

Earlier this month, we asked “What are important considerations when managing hundreds of virtual machines?” The stakes were high – a MacBook Air, to be exact. We received plenty of responses but only one rose to the top.

Chad Fulton responded, that the most important thing when managing hundreds of virtual machines is managing people…

Win $5k to Redesign a New Middle School Science Curriculum

If you think our middle school science and math education is below par, now is your chance to do something about it. Today the magazine Popular Science joined forces with InnoCentive to announce a new competition to come up with a series of new curricula around a series of topics. Each winner will receive a purse of $5,000. Lesson plans need to…

Macbook Giveaway Cloud Contest: Two Chances to Win in August

Macbook Giveaway Cloud Contest: Two Chances to Win in August

What are important considerations when managing hundreds of virtual machines?
That’s the question this month for our MacBook Air contest. Best comment on this post wins. You’ll need a Disqus account to participate, and rules can be found here. The question raises all kinds of potential conversations, ranging from the type of security tools to…

Great Comments on our June Cloud Contest

Last month we received a ton of great responses for our Macbook contest give-away. (What? You don’t know we give a Macbook to the best comments on a given topic each month? Go right now to this link and register and share your thoughts!)

Still Time to Enter Our Macbook Air Cloud Contest!

Still Time to Enter Our Macbook Air Cloud Contest!

What are the key considerations for protecting data as it moves between private and public clouds?

This month’s contest theme is: Protecting Data as it Moves Between Private and Public Clouds?

The best comment on this post wins. You’ll need a Disqus account to participate. The question raises all kinds of potential conversations, ranging from…