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The W3C recently celebrated the second anniversary of its open, free online course platform. Of the many victories associated with the platform, W3C announced a new Certificate program through the platform for front-end developers. The certificate is in partnership with Harvard and MIT-founded edX.
It's easy to get caught up in platforms offering developers riches, or big mashup acquisitions. Now, we like all sorts of applications, but we often don't take time out to recognize those looking to create change through APIs. In the case of the three recent mashups we list below, each uses the DonorsChoose API and is attempting to help classrooms raise money and supplies.