The results are in! My AniWiki project placed second in the Waxy Automated Wikipedia Contest. The first place entry was really smooth and nicely put together, but I was able to get some scraps based purely on technical development, which is cool.
Although John Resig’s AniWiki entry had several innovations, Dan wins because of the elegant Wikipedia integration and the ease of use. Dan’s entry was the first to use a slider for navigation, allowing you to scrub across revisions with changes reflected in real-time, and I like the ability to switch between selected arbitrary ranges using the existing Wikipedia buttons or the entire revision history. It looks like a seamless part of Wikipedia. He’ll receive $200, one Flickr Pro account, a $20 Threadless gift certificate, and the Socialtext Starter package.
Sean C (June 27, 2005 at 11:16 pm)
A website for these contests sounds like a great idea. That’s something I think I’d like to do in some free time. Anyone have ideas for a first project? (it’d have to be pretty killer to get the site up and going)
Jordan Sissel (June 28, 2005 at 6:10 am)
Right on, well done :)