Nicole writes, "The Tides Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest. The prize annually awards a $10,000 cash grant to an individual who has created or led an effort to create an open-source software product of significant value to the nonprofit sector and movements for social change."
Those nominated for the prize should have developed a software product that is open-source, as defined by the Open Source Initiative, and easily and widely available, and has already demonstrated its value to at least one nonprofit organization. Better still, it should be a product that can be a value to multiple nonprofit organizations.
The Pizzigati Prize honors the brief life of Tony Pizzigati, an early advocate of open source computing and seeks software developers who create, for free public distribution, open source applications and tools that nonprofit and advocacy groups can put to good use. We welcome both applications from and nominations for single individuals. Applicants will be evaluated on a range of criteria by an advisory panel that includes past winners of the Prize. Please visit our website for more information: http://www.tides.org/impact/awards-prizes/pizzigati-prize/. The deadline for applications or nominations is Friday, December 6, 2013.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.