XBRL US Announces Webinar Series for Developers on Opportunities with Structured Data

Program to Feature Technology and Financial Experts

Nov 08, 2012, 12:50 ET from XBRL US

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- XBRL US, the nonprofit consortium for XBRL reporting today announced topics and speakers in its free webinar series to educate and inform potential contestants in the XBRL Challenge, a contest for developers to build the next great analytical application that consumes XBRL SEC data.  Entrants to the XBRL Challenge have an opportunity to win a $20,000 Grand Prize, are given database access and other tools to help them get educated on XBRL and ease the app-building process, and are given significant opportunities to get visibility for their tools through events held by XBRL US. 

The webinar series is designed to further educate contestants on technical aspects of XBRL and working with XBRL-formatted US GAAP data, and on business and funding opportunities for startups with XBRL-enabled tools. Upcoming webinars include:

The VC Market and Opportunities for XBRL Applications, November 27, 2012 at 3pm ET – join Philip Moyer, Managing Director, Safeguard Scientifics, where he is responsible for sourcing opportunities in financial technology and Enterprise 3.0.  Philip was previously President and CEO of EDGAR Online.

Beyond SEC Reporting – More Opportunities for XBRL, December 11, 2012 at 3pm ET – join Kaitlin Lee, Web Developer, Sunlight Foundation, on significant opportunities in government reporting for structured data.

To register for one or both webinars, go to http://xbrl.us/challenge and use the links on the right side of the page.  To enter the XBRL Challenge or just learn more about the program, go to http://xbrl.us/challenge or straight to our facebook page at http://facebook.com/XBRLchallenge.

XBRL US is the non-profit consortium for XBRL business reporting standards in the U.S. and it represents the business information supply chain. Its mission is to support the implementation of XBRL business reporting standards through the development of taxonomies for use by U.S. public and private sectors, with a goal of interoperability between sectors, and by promoting XBRL adoption through marketplace collaboration. XBRL US has developed taxonomies for U.S. GAAP, credit rating and mutual fund reporting under contract with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and has developed a taxonomy for corporate actions. Learn more at http://xbrl.us