(Posted by Aine)
We have been a little silent about the fact that ScraperWiki was presented with the Guardian Media – Innovation in Technology Award at the industry’s most prestigious awards bash called MEGAS a few weeks ago. We were not expecting the award as the judges had seen ScraperWiki in its alpha state which was quite a while before Christmas last year – so it was a lovely surprise when our name was called out. The site has come a long way since then but needless to say we have much more to do. The event was very swish with copious amounts of alcohol flowing in the comfortable surroundings of the Paramount Club at the top of the CentrePoint building in the West End of London – although not a good place for vertigo types drinking strong cocktails!
A full list of the winners can be seen here .
We had our picture taken…..
…and the award was presented by the very energetic and enthusiastic Guardian tech journalist Aleks Krotoski – photograph compliments of Sym Roe.
Another 4iP supported company Ideonic was also presented with an award on the night in the category of Applications and Gadgets. Their entry was for MirrorMe an innovative application that aims to promote healthy lifestyles in the young adult population. Users take any photo of themselves, enter an overview of their bad habits and are then presented with an image of what their face would look like in the future. Great idea!
We have also just been told that we are short listed for the Regional Business Award 2010 – Liverpool John Moore University Knowledge Business of the Year which is sponsored by the LiverPool Echo and separately for the Digital Business Big Chip Award for Technology which will be announced in Manchester in June 2010. Its all good.