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Christopher S Mass EduData Challenge 
The MassEduData Challenge is the Commonwealth's first-ever open data competition focused on engaging the public in viewing, analyzing, and visualizing  Massachusetts educational data.  Please join the effort, win cool prizes (see below), and help to produce new insights, tools, and opportunities to improve outcomes for students, families, and educators across the state! 
Below is general information, contact info, and emerging project info and announcements. Feel free to collaborate and spin up additional hackpads as needed!
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  •  URL for this very hackpad (plz share): Mass EduData Challenge
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  • Data Challenge Launch Event - Opening Slideshow:
The Data
  • School + district codes are PK across all the datasets
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  • Twitter 
  • #MassBigData , @MassBigData ,  learn more at MassBigData.org 
  • @hack_reduce , & @Mass_Tech 
  • "Best Use of Data" Award - $ 1,500 & a Google Nexus Tablet
  • "Most Visually Compelling" Award - $ 1,500 & a Google Nexus Tablet
  • "Crowd Favorite" Award - $ 1,000 & a Google Nexus Tablet
  • "Collaborative Data Contribution" Award - $500
  • Additional "Startup-focused" Prizes:
  • HubSpot: Automatic placement into HubSpot Jumpstart: A Scholarship Program for  seed-stage startups. Qualification requirements waived and reduced fee  for participation. 
  • Learn Launch: A startup strategy session with Jean Hammond and Eileen Rudden - Angel Investors 
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Christopher S Please contact Brian Noyse via noyes@masstech.org 
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  • Support
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  • For Questions on the data (the meaning of codes, availability of related data sets, etc.), contact Robert Curtin, Director of Education Data Services: data@doe.mass.edu
  • For Questions on analytics/tools support, contact The Hubspot Team, led by CIO Jim O'Neal: massdatathon2014@hubspot.com 
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