Day 1 – Thursday 20th Feb @ the Royal Geographical Society, London
On the first day we set the scene. Meeting some of the leading figures in citizen science and exploring the process of public engagement and participation, outreach of citizen science to the developing world, understanding the technical infrastructure for citizen cyberscience, and the undertaking of “extreme” citizen science projects, in rain forests, the arctic tundra, or urban jungles. This year, we also give special attention to policy aspects of citizen science.
Day 2 – Friday 21st Feb @ University College London
On the second day we look beneath the surface. Experts will explore the hardware and software that powers citizen cyberscience. Panel discussions with citizen scientists about participation and engagement, and a showcase of new and future citizen science projects. The Hack Day and ThinkCamp streams will be launched in the afternoon with workshops and an open space for working on ideas and challenges, learning new skills and collaborating. The day will also integrate the final symposium of the project EveryAware so that you can learn from the team about the lessons from participatory sensing.
Day 3 – Saturday 22nd Feb @ University College London
On the third day we roll up our sleeves together! The Hackday and ThinkCamp streams continue with workshops about developing hardware and software prototypes, lightning talks with demos and mock-ups, and an open space to work on ideas and challenges. We will wrap up the day with a Show & Tell and an inspiring talk.
The Hack Day and ThinkCamp
With so many inspirational examples of citizen science in action across many fields, plenty of emerging hardware and software tools that offer flexibility as well as fresh solutions, and plenty of juicy challenges just waiting to be tackled, the summit will be incomplete without a hands-on activities
You don’t have to be ‘Hacker’ to join - technical skills of any kind are most welcome of course, but experience in the field, subject matter expertise, and a completely fresh take on the problem are highly valued as well. Even if you have a problem that you would like to explore with other people, you are welcome to join and learn.
The idea is to pool all of the fantastic brain-power and skill-sets that the Summit never fails to bring together, and harness it for some creative problem-solving.
There are some great give-aways from our Sponsors and Supporters for those who participate in the Hack Day and Think Camp, but really it’s all about accomplishing some truly cool stuff when we put our heads together and roll up our sleeves to get the job done.