San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We’re organising a special Science Hackday at the Centre for Creative Collaboration in London, on Saturday the 16th of March, 11:00 - 19:00.
Come and join other citizen scientists, humanities folks, technologists, designers, students, scientists, and all who are curious for a day of Crowdcrafting Citizen Science.
We’ll be hacking together apps and projects with various open tools such as Epicollect, PyBossa, and CernVM), in follow-up to the recent success of the London Open Data Day.
The event is co-organized by the Open Knowledge Foundation, the Citizen Cyberscience Center and the Citizen CyberLab.
- WHAT: Science Hackday focused on building volunteer crowdsourcing apps using the CrowdCrafting platform and mobile data collection using EpiCollect
- WHEN: Saturday 16th March 2013, 11am – 7pm
- WHERE: Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, WC1X 9NG, London - just down the road from King's Cross Station. Nearest tube is King's Cross.
- WHO: Anyone from curious citizens to journalists, tech-geeks to scientists, designers to data wranglers.
- COSTS: Lunch, drinks and caffeine are on us - but we do welcome any small donations to help cover the costs.
- STUFF: Don’t forget to bring all of your own kit: laptops, mobiles, and any other fun hardware you have knocking about.
- We’ll start the day with a number of “Pitches” to set some challenges for the day, but you are welcome to bring your own idea along, or make one up on the fly.
- We’ll invite you to ‘team-up’ around the ideas you’d like to help make happen, but feel free to ‘vote with your feet’ and join other teams at any stage of the day.
- We’ll help folks match-make around skill sets as we go along.
- At the end we’ll do a show and tell to see what folks came up with.
- We will provide support for any teams who’d like to continue working on their projects or apps beyond the event!
Citizen Cyberscience leverages digital tools, mobile technologies and the web to involve citizen around the globe in the ‘formulating’ and ‘doing’ of Science.
Crowdcrafting tools provide online assistance in performing tasks that require human cognition, knowledge or intelligence such as image classification, transcription, geocoding and more.
Open Science means many things, but primarily scientific knowledge that people are free to use, re-use and distribute without legal, technological or social restrictions.
When & Where
The Open Knowledge Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes open knowledge and #opendata projects around the world.