This just came to me from O’reilly Media… organizers of the very cool eTel and Where 2.0 events (among others)… StrikeIron and O’Reilly Media Announce Mashup Contest at ETel. From O’reilly – This new contest provides a stage for developers to demonstrate their creative skills using emerging telephony technologies such as VoiceXML, SIP phones, VoIP, hosted PBX & IVR services, and Web Services. In addition to StrikeIron and O’Reilly, Tellme Networks, Inc. and Sylantro are sponsoring this contest with $3,000 of prizes to winning entries. For more on this contest, see www.strikeiron.com/developers/contest.aspx. The first round of the contest is open to all developers. To enter the contest, go to www.strikeiron.com/developers/contest.aspx; research the tools, services and APIs; come up with an idea and build your telephony mashup. Next, submit your mashup to email@example.com by February 21, 2007 at 5 pm PST. The top three finalists will demonstrate their mashups to ETel conference attendees on the last day of the conference, March 1, 2007. Attendees will choose the winning mashup immediately following the presentations.