Global Awards  

You can see the full list of winners and runners up here

Facebook will award Facebook advertising credits to the Best Mobile App and the Best Website/Web app. Using these credits, the developer can efficiently and effectively advertise on Facebook to increase awareness, drive installs and encourage engagement with their app.

Dilip Ratha
Manager, Migration and    Remittances Unit 
CEO, Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD), Development Prospects Group
The World Bank

Sujata Bhatia
Assistant Director for Undergraduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering
Harvard University
Frank Jannuzi 
Deputy Executive Director
Amnesty International USA

Fernanda B. Viégas  
Computational Designer
Co-leader, "Big Picture" data visualization group, Google

Rebecca Fiebrink
Computer Science
University of London

Kyratso Karahalios
Associate Professor
Engineering/Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Gilberto (Gil) Saenz, Jr. 
National Vice President
MAES (Mexican-American Engineers and Scientists)

Simon Rogers 
Author, "Facts are Sacred"
Former Guardian Datablog editor
Currently, Data Editor at Twitter
Roberto G. Gonzales
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Education, Harvard University

Len De Groot
Director of Data Visualization
The Los Angeles Times

Jocelyn Skolnik
Executive Director
El Sol
Recipient of White House Champions of Change award

Narseo Vallina Rodriguez
Post-Doctoral Researcher International Computer Science Institute (ICSI)
University of California at Berkeley
Amalia Deloney
Associate Director
The Center for Media Justice

Rogelio Alejandro Lopez 
MIT Center for Civic Media
Diane Pozefsky 
Research Professor 
Computer Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Celine Latulipe 
Associate Professor
Department of Software & Information Systems
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Gloria Mark  
Department of Informatics
University of California, Irvine

Deborah Tatar  
Associate Professor
Computer Science
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Global Awards Criteria  

Judging will be based on the following 3 criteria, all scored on a 10-point scale: 
  • Usefulness:  Project’s potential to help individuals, communities, NGOs, researchers, journalists, or policy makers.
  • Innovation:  New ideas and new thinking shown in the project. Creative design aimed at maximizing impact. 
  • Usability:  User-friendliness, easy interactivity and simple updates. In the case of data-analysis projects, we’ll also be looking at easy-to-understand explanation of the results.

Global Awards Rules  

  • Coding:  Teams may use existing tools and libraries but all of their project’s code must be new. Participants may form teams and pitch ideas prior to the event but all of the project’s code must be written during the event.

  • Presentations: The winning teams nominated for global awards must add a 3-minute Youtube presentation to their project page by  by midnight local time on November 10, 2013.  They also must indicate the global award for which they wish to be considered.

  • Language: The project pages and Youtube presentations must be in English. 

  • Voting on the Popular Choice Award: To participate in public voting on the Popular Choice award, please email the name of the project you are nominating to . Voting starts on November 4 and ends on November 23rd at 04.00 GMT. 

  • Insufficient entries: Awards may vary if there is an insufficient number of entries.