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SlashDot – Student-Coder Contest to Reward Creativity

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A pair of MIT alumni clubs and a Wall Street trading-software developer have launched a contest that will give a total of $50,000 in cash and prizes to college students who submit the best, most creative new applications.

Dream it. Code it. Win it…. was announced Jan. 9 by New York-based Trading Screen, Inc., which is funding and co-sponsoring it along with an MIT alumni association called the MIT Club of New York and The Enterprise Forum of New York City – Gotham’s edition of a national association for entrepreneurs that is supported by MIT and has chapters in 28 U.S. cities.

The goal of the contest is to “provide college students with an opportunity to pursue their dreams,” with actual cash awards for work that might not be considered in other competitions, according to the announcement from Trading Screen.

Learn more here.