The MIT School of Science and the MIT Libraries co-sponsored the MIT Prize for Open Data to highlight the value of open data at MIT and to encourage the next generation of researchers. The following winners and honorable mentions include members of the Media Lab community, and were selected from more than 80 nominees representing all five schools, the college, and several research centers across MIT.
Register for the Open Data @ MIT event on October 24 (at 3pm ET in Hayden Library) to celebrate this year's prize winners.
- JS Tan (Viral Communications alum), who is part of the team behind Collective Action in Tech Archive, an open database of all publicly recorded collective actions taken by workers in the global tech industry.
- Alex Berke (City Science) for the first large open dataset of crowdsourced consumer purchase histories.