Episode 12: Hacking Education: crowd sourcing for the win!

Posted on 2011/05/11 by

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On episode 12, we discuss competitions for developers and data scientists. We cover the Hacking Education challenge currently underway at DonorsChoose.org, and we learn more about the broader ecosystem of data science competitions.

On today’s show our crew of hosts includes:

  • Katy Huff
  • Geraldine Van der Auwera (moderator)
  • Oliver Hurst-Hiller (special guest)
  • Anthony Goldbloom (special guest)


As you can see, we have two special guests! Oliver Hurst-Hiller is the chief technical officer and executive vice-president for product at DonorsChoose.org, an online charity connecting donors to classrooms in need in the USA, and Anthony Goldbloom is the founder and CEO of commercial crowd sourcing data science platform Kaggle.

Intro Music: ‘Test Drive’ -Zapac (ccMixter.org)
Outro Music: ‘Wired But Disconnected’ -duckett (ccMixter.org)

Show Links:

  1. DonorsChoose.org
  2. Hacking Education challenge
  3. Kaggle
  4. Elsevier’s “Apps for Science” competition
  5. ScienceBlogs

ERRATUM: In the show, ScienceBlogs is mistakenly referenced as being “.org” instead of “.com”.

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